Convergence by MisguidedChild

Author's Description:
The only hope humanity has to meet the Aliens, on an even footing, is with US resources, so Scotty must win the Presidency. Preparing for Aliens aren't the only challenge the host/Companion cadre face. Robert Branch (AKA Abdul Ali Hassan) is loose in the world, and he is inhabited by a Demon, the antithesis of Companions. Branch and his Demon escaped to Syria in 2012, and began organizing groups of Saddam Hussein's officers and fighters. The power behind the throne of ISIS is evil incarnate.
Size: 998 KB ( ~ 189,250 words)
Genre: Science Fiction
Sex Contents: No Sex
Tags: Fiction, Humor, Science Fiction, Extra Sensory Perception, Space, Aliens, Paranormal, Violent, Military, War, Politics

Review by manddscott   [other reviews by manddscott]

Reviewed: 2016-08-03

This review is for the entire Evolution series. Imagine a Universe similar to ours, in which a spaceship crashes into the American Southwest after being damaged by a proximity explosive satellite. The ship has a single survivor who is on his/its deathbed, and a camper in the desert who happened to be nearby agrees to help it, not knowing what that help entailed. Instead of the alien's body, he receives a Companion, a 10+ billion year old being with no body of its own, who takes up residence in the MC's body and mind.

What is this being? Is it an angel? A demon? An added conscience? A god? All I can say is read the story and find out.

For plot, I give this an A+ (9) throughout the series so far. Keep in mind that the story is not done yet, with only chapter 18 of the third book done so far, so it may drop or rise from here. In a way, the story gives us an alternate Angels vs. Demons/Good vs. Evil fight. The reasoning behind it all is very good, but I feel it does place humanity on a small pedestal. There is some realpolitik involved, so if you don't like stories in which politics and religion take a role, this might not be the story for you.

For technical score, the story has its shining moments in which it gets an A+(9), and some less brilliant moments in which it gets a B (7). Overall, I would probably rate is a very high B (7.8), as there are just enough errors to bring it down.

For personal appeal, this story is a bit harder to rate, but only because it is not finished. As it stands right now, I give it an A+ (9). Keep in mind, if you are looking for a sex story, keep on looking. There is virtually no sex in this story, as it takes a very peripheral role in the tale. I look forward to seeing the rest of the chapters posted ASAP, but don't expect them soon. This last chapter took over 2 years to post. As anyone knows, real life often interjects itself in our plans and hopes.

Plot: 9 | Technical Quality: 7 | Appeal to Reviewer: 9

Review by Jetcrash747   [other reviews by Jetcrash747]

Reviewed: 2015-12-06

MisguidedChild has created a tremendously epic story in this series named Evolution. Starting with 'Companion', then 'Corruption', the next in the series is 'Convergence'.

A tightly woven story of good verse evil with twists and turns. Throw in an alien or two hundred or so, it is as compelling a story to become involved with as two other stories in this series I recommend starting at the first book in the Evolution series for an enjoyable read.

Plot: 10 | Technical Quality: 10 | Appeal to Reviewer: 10