The Rise of Esperanto by Eliade Moldovan ~ Book Review @SMGurusNetwork #SPRING19
Many of us can imagine a world different from ours. Maybe even what a world in the future could be like. However can you imagine a world three hundred and fifty years into the future? Have I grabbed your attention? The Rise of Esperanto definitely grabbed mine!
The Rise of Esperanto by Eliade Moldovan ~ Book Review
I started liking Sci-Fi books in my late teens. I always found them to be both mysterious and amazing. While I have really liked many books in the Sci-Fi genre, none of them have grabbed my attention as much as this book. I started reading it on a Saturday afternoon and could not put it down. I had to tear myself away for the boys’ bedtime routines. Once I had put them down for the night, I picked up the book again and was immediately transported back into a world 350 years in the future.
Usually when I read after the boys go to bed, I find myself heading to bed shortly after. That was not the case this time. I think it was about 4:30 am when my husband came to the living room to see if I was ever going to bed.
This book has various story lines, which made the book that much more interesting. Thanks to the vivid descriptions in this book I was easily transported into it. This is the first book I have read by Eliade Moldovan and can’t wait to pick up his next book.
You can find The Rise of Esperanto on Amazon and your favorite bookseller.
Three hundred and fifty years in the future, the world’s political structure teeters on the edge of disaster as tensions intensify between countries and continents. Vespacia’s military and business communities join forces, plotting to gain control of Esperanto in the face of its astonishing growth. Despite continued insistence to the contrary, world domination seems to be the Vespacians’ ultimate goal.
Amid turmoil, Ovi, a simple and open-minded priest, opposes the increasing violence. Struggling with the meaning and evolution of understanding God and His means, Ovi finds himself at the head of a new religious faction, one that disagrees with hard-core believers in the Old Testament’s teachings. With his newfound status as leader of this prominent religious faction, Ovi is in a unique position to prevent the Vespacians from achieving world domination, even as he further questions the existence of God.
As the conflict between Vespacia and Esperanto spreads and becomes increasingly violent, Ovi works to find a lasting resolution to the conflict, but will it come too late? In the midst of the madness of the widening war between Esperanto and Vespacia, the world’s fate lies in the hands of one very ordinary man and a benevolent alien god.
About the Author
Eliade Moldovan lived most of his life under Romania’s oppressing communist regime and often found refuge in discussion with friends about the world and our place within it. He immigrated to Canada in 1993 and now lives in the Greater Toronto Area with his wife. They enjoy vacations and have travelled around the world, exploring nature and undertaking the occasional adventurous trips. In Toronto, they enjoy their ballroom dancing weekends and look forward to babysitting their lovely new grandson.
Eliade loves debating ideas and is fascinated by the possibility of the existence of other civilizations. Well-read and naturally curious, he is intrigued by religious controversy and has braved the waters of religious controversy because he believes religious ideas should be debated in order to bring people closer to understanding each other. He firmly believes our society needs all the help it can get from those who dare speak out about religion, society problems and human nature, and thus this book was born….