It was past midnight in Norway
when Dante awoke to find his wife Hannah standing by the bedroom window. She was
mesmerized by the red glare and high winds pouring into the bedroom from the
Northern Lights. The freakish red tornado that touched down in the small town of
Fredrikstad on this particular evening; brought with it much more than just a
delightful display from the Aurora Borealis. Follow the story of Hannah and
Dante as they become chosen by the forerunners to save as many people as they
can from the horror that awaits them. Mutations now walk the planet under the
emerald colored sky as the battle between good and evil ensues, who will prevail
in this story of love and disaster?
Editor's comments: The pleasure of this
novel is that it is vividly imagined. The reader senses that the writer is
really seeing the things he is describing. That's no small feat. He also has a
good instinct for pacing and maintaining suspense.
"This book was so good that I
got to within 15 pages of the end of the book and decided I didn't want it to
end, so I started from the beginning and read it a second time just to prolong
New book takes a different look
as to what the Northern Lights really are
N.Y. – In “Northern Lights”(published by AuthorHouse), author T.
Rico’s new novel, readers experience what he says is a fine blend between the
sheer terror of “Independence Day,” the powerless feel of “Armageddon” and the
abominations in “Night of the Living Dead.” “This is a new look behind the
beauty of the northern lights and what they truly symbolize,” he says.
Readers join Dante
and his wife, Hannah, as they are chosen by the forerunners to become “aware,”
and help save humanity from the creatures ushered forth by the northern lights.
These hideous mutations now walk the remains of a charred planet under an
emerald colored sky bringing about the true battle between good and evil.
“My bookchallenges the different cultural
perceptions of God. It places the concepts of science and religion on a scale,
and gives the reader an opportunity to decide which one carries more weight,”
says Tom Rico. “It also makes a strong statement about the corruption in
today’s society, not only in politics but in the heart and soul of everyday
people. And then asks the most challenging question. How pure is the love in
An excerpt from the
heat climbed as it went overhead, and the hairs on my arm singed. It was maybe
a kilometer high aloft, but its colors ignited the heavens above. I thought to
myself, thank God it’s not lower and closer. I felt the heat radiating from
above. Had it been lower we would have been cooked in our shoes for sure.
People screamed as it soared by like a meteor. After it passed toward the
river, we walked into the clearing. The fields were still illuminated. A
pinkish red draped across the landscape of the hills from the afterglow. The
winds died down and our hair was tousled in the aftermath. We looked east, over
the river, stunned and waiting. It hovered over River Avon,
spinning and glowing pink in the orange night sky.”
By T. Rico
| 6 x 9in | 318 pages | ISBN 9781481736312
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About the Author
T. Rico resides in New York. He lives with
his wife, Kim, and has two children, Thomas Jason Rico and Nicholas John Rico.
He is an avid science fiction fan and writer.