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Welcome to my stop of the blog tour for the book “Mother Gaia” by R.L.Baxter , hosted by Sage’s Blog Tours.
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Title: Mother Gaia
Genre: Dystopian Fiction
Publisher: Ricky Lee Baxter
Publishing date: 1st March, 2015
My Rating: 4/5 stars
4.54 billion years the earth has existed – forming life that has continued to grow and adapt. Of all the species that have evolved, mankind has exceeded the most, from the discovery of fire, to the Internet and advanced machinery. Unfortunately, the hearts of men have changed for the worse, due to greed, corruption and manipulative warfare. As such, the wrath of the earth has been stirred, and its creator Mother Gaia takes it upon herself to end the human race. Bearing the appearance of a beautiful young woman, Mother Gaia will experience the darkest hearts of mankind, with no light in sight. Political – full of scientific and religious contradictions that will leave you questioning your own morality, Mother Gaia is a reminder that nature is a force not to be reckoned with.
4 stars? Why? Why not a 5 star? Because this book ended way too early. I wanted more. This is one of the books that is so descriptive that the imagery makes you forget that you are reading a book and you are transported to the world spun by the author. 😀 😀
Mother Gaia is one of those fictions where a major world problem is used to create a emotion-induced story. The problem that we all acknowledge but don’t do much about it and one such problem is destruction of mother nature. Abusing the privileges given to us is equal to making sure that the privileges are revoked soon.
My grudge comes from their senseless acts that destroy each other and themselves, even thought they possess a brain that allows them to think on levels higher than all the animals of nature.
“It’s time to reclaim my land,” I whisper, before strolling onward, towards the tower.
Mother Gaia has come to revoke those privileges from the humans. She has had enough of the cruelty that every other species has to bear because of one species, the humans. The way she emerges from the very core of the Earth is fascinating. She takes human form to end the life on Earth.
A single red flower sprouted from the ground, and within seconds the flower grew – as wide as the trunk of the largest trees that exist. Within its centre I am born, bearing the image of an adult human woman.
The way her steps result in lushness of greenery in the spots give across the message that no matter how angry Mother Gaia is, how much ever she wants to destroy everything so that life can take form again, her basic nature is to love, care, and nurture. Even she couldn’t stop herself from giving life. Her primal subconscious instinct is to protect not to kill.
But what saddens me is that we humans are turning the loving and protecting Mother Gaia into a killing machine. This book is something that will make us realize what we have in store for us if we don’t stop destroying the earth for our need and greed.
Part of a larger family of species that once were, mankind have evolved to become my own enemy. Although they to are my children, humanity has proven itself to be a parasite, and I have no choice but to cleanse my body of their existence.
At first, I wasn’t so sure about why Maya was introduced and I kind of wanted Mother Gaia to wipe everything from the face of Earth but as I went on reading I realized the big picture. Good books do that to you. 😉
Maya represents the goodness in the world. There are loads of people who care for our Earth and respect the bounties of nature. The physical entity that called itself God, represents the greed and evilness of our species. The bottom line is no matter how much the evil tries to suppress the good, the good will always find a way to shine. 😀 😀
The ending was unexpected. Actually, there was so much to think about. Before I could process one thought, another one was inserted into my brain, giving me no time to think about how it would end. It was like watching the story unfold in front of your eyes rather than reading it. 😉
Why would I pick it up?
A thought provoking read is a must. 😀
Ricky Baxter is the author of Gideon and the Crimson Samurai, Mother Gaia, A Sinless Horizon and The Worst Death. He is an avid blogger and speaker, giving advice and thoughts to fellow creators from all walks of life. His other works include Colours of Destiny, a Youtube visual novel.
Currently Ricky lives in London, England, where he writes and blogs. Starting out as a composer since graduating with a Ba(Hons) in music and multimedia, Ricky worked for many independent short film directors, gaining notable IMDB credits . Since then, he has embraced his earlier passion of writing fictional stories.