Descend into “Descent”

Blair Hanley Frank

With the release of J.C. Hutchins’s novel “7th Son: Descent,” the Pio is partnering with several other blogs and content authors to release a 100-page, Special Edition PDF excerpt of the book, but we’re doing it with a twist.

From today until Thursday Nov. 6, I’ll be taking submissions of reviews of the 100-page PDF. The best three reviews (as chosen by Pio staff writers and editors) will be featured on J.C. Hutchins’s Web site, and the best review will receive a free copy of the book!

Some things people have been saying about “7th Son: Descent”:

“Hutchins’s debut SF thriller, the first in a trilogy, has the unusual distinction of starting life as a popular podcast. The fast pace set from the beginning serves the story well in audio or print, especially considering that most of the characters are clones of the same man. They’re sent to find their “Alpha” after he rigs a proxy assassination of the president of the United States through stolen government technology capable of unleashing chaos everywhere. Hutchins successfully fleshes out each clone as a separate personality, from happy everyman John Smith to the priest who fears that, as a clone, he has no soul. Though there’s not a lot for the hard SF crowd, thriller readers seeking edge-of-your-seat action flavored with conspiracy and futuristic tech will love every page. ” – Publisher’s Weekly

“J. C. Hutchins takes the science thriller and pumps it full of rocket fuel in 7th Son: Descent. It has weird science, convoluted conspiracies, plenty of action, and a very creepy premise that will leave you paranoid and shaken.” – Jonathan Maberry, multiple Bram Stoker Award-winning author of The Dragon Factory and Patient Zero

“Hutchins’s high-tech nightmares leap off the page and lodge in your brain like a literary headshot. Brilliant.” – Scott Sigler, New York Times Bestselling Author of “Contagious”

So, what are you waiting for? You have roughly one week to send me your submissions at [email protected]