Morgan Bentley is a bastard. Always was and always will be.
At least that's what Matthew Hopkins thinks. Unfortunately, Morgan is also a brilliant law student, and easily eclipses Matthew, academically and socially.
Matthew insists he hates Morgan. According to Matthew's best friend, Cory, perhaps he doth protest a bit too much.
Cory has received the chance of a lifetime in the form of an internship with ITM—Information Technology and Medicine—the prestigious research company where Morgan's father is the CEO. Too inquisitive for his own good, the naturally curious Cory stumbles on a deadly secret inside of ITM. What he has learned will tip the balance of everything, but for good or bad?
Morgan Bently was a bastard. An utter, complete, A-one, cut-glass bastard. He was arrogant, selfish, cold, standoffish, cruel, and completely heartless. His history was peppered with broken hearts and broken people attesting to the fact. There was no doubt about it─he was a bastard.
Morgan didn’t have any friends. What he had was an entourage; people who cared less for the person he was than for the prestige his company bought. At the moment he has a girlfriend, the undoubted Alpha Female of the university, a bitch called Charlotte Lethbridge, whose father owned half of Mayfair. The relationship wouldn’t last, though. They never did. And next week it could just as easily be a boyfriend.
No one ever said ‘no’ to Morgan. No one outside his circle of ‘friends’ ever said anything at all unless he invited them to, which he rarely did.
Nephylim was born into a poor mining family in the South Wales Valleys. Until she was 16, the toilet was at the bottom of the garden and the bath hung on the wall. Her refrigerator was a stone slab in the pantry and there was a black lead fireplace in the kitchen. They look lovely in a museum but aren’t so much fun to clean.
Nephylim has always been a storyteller. As a child, she’d make up stories for her nieces, nephews and cousin and they’d explore the imaginary worlds she created, in play.
Later in life, Nephylim became the storyteller for a re-enactment group who travelled widely, giving a taste of life in the Iron Age. As well as having an opportunity to run around hitting people with a sword, she had an opportunity to tell stories of all kinds, sometimes of her own making, to all kinds of people. The criticism was sometimes harsh, especially from the children, but the reward enormous.
It was here she began to appreciate the power of stories and the primal need to hear them. In ancient times, the wandering bard was the only source of news, and the storyteller the heart of the village, keeping the lore and the magic alive. Although much of the magic has been lost, the stories still provide a link to the part of us that still wants to believe that it’s still there, somewhere.
In present times, Nephylim lives in a terraced house in the valleys with her son and her two cats. Her daughter has deserted her for the big city, but they’re still close. The part of her that needs to earn money is a lawyer, but the deepest, and most important part of her is a storyteller and artist, and always will be.
How far are scientists willing to go for the advancement of science? To what lengths are they willing to go? What price will a person have to pay to further their own agenda? How far can the bond of friendship be stretched before it breaks? Can one person be strong enough for two?
These are the questions facing the characters of Nephylim's latest release, Project X.
Nephylim weaves an incredible tale about the interaction between the three young men. The interpersonal dynamics are very realistic. For some people, the answers to a lot of the questions above may be ‘Thank you Captain Obvious’, whereas others will be left scratching their heads, but I truly believe that the readers will be surprised by the answers. No matter who you are, there is one revelation in the book that will have every reader sitting up and saying ‘Holy shit! I didn’t see that one coming!’. I know I did. I was equally surprised at the ending, which I expected to be totally different.
While Project X technically falls into the realm of science fiction, reading this awesome work will have you wondering, and perhaps even debating with other readers, if perhaps the events depicted in Project X could happen, or might even be happening.
I HIGHLY recommend this well-written and engrossing book. On a scale of 1 to 10, I give it a 10.
I suspect Project X will rise quickly up the best seller list, all the way to number 1.