Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Review of Novum Chronicles

    Readers Favorite 5-Star Review

Reviewed by Maureen Dangarembizi for Readers' Favorite

Novum Chronicles by Joseph Rhea is a futuristic sci-fi series made up of five books. In the distant future humanity now lives in underwater domes and is ruled by the Council. The time before the fall of mankind is all but forgotten. The first book, Genesis, introduces us to Jake Stone, a man with nothing left to live for. He lost his parents to an exploration gone wrong and lost the woman he loved in a tragic accident. He is ready to die. All that changes when Nia Moon and her crew hire his ship, Rogue Wave. The job is a simple pick and drop and Jake desperately needs the credits. But Nia hasn’t told him the complete truth. Jake finds himself in trouble with the council, but also gains a new crew for his ship. In the following books, Jake and his crew endure a fugitive existence, have life and death adventures, and discover secrets that could save the entire human race.

I enjoyed reading Novum Chronicles so much that I don’t know where to start. I loved the characters in this series, especially Jake Stone. Jake’s backstory was the backbone of the plot and affects how the story unfolds as each book in the series continues the chain of events. The secondary characters were introduced in a natural way and they only came into the picture when they had something important to say. The crew interacts in a manner that is authentic without bogging down their interaction with unnecessary dialogue. I loved Joseph Rhea’s post-apocalyptic underwater world. That in itself is a unique aspect that gave the story an undeniable edge. I’m so glad I was able to read the entire series because the individual books leave the reader on a cliffhanger. Science fiction fans will definitely enjoy this one. It can also be a teen or YA favorite, given the shorter length of its individual books.

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Novum Chronicles now available worldwide

My 612-page scifi saga, Novum Chronicles is now available in 13 countries in both kindle and paperback:

Friday, July 21, 2017

The Apocalypse is here!!

I'm talkimg about Novum: Apocalypse of course.

The final book in my 5-book Novum series, #NovumApocalypse is now online at Amaxzon in both Kindle and Paperback editions.

Pre-order the Kindle ebook here (Aug 1 delivery)
Purchase the 230-page paperback edition here:

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Novum: Apocalypse is finished!

I am marking this day, 6/29/2017, as the day I finished the final book of my #Novum #scifi #series. 5 books in 5 years. Done!

Friday, June 2, 2017

The Apocalypse is coming! (meaning the book is almost finished)

Last weekend, I managed to write over 5,000 words of the fifth and final book in my scifi series, "Novum: Apocalypse," Another 5,000 words or so and the series will be finished. Of course, what's left to write is only the most important and explosive chapters in the entire series, where every question is answered and every mystery solved, so, no pressure or anything! ;) Stay tuned.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Reaching more people

Made a decision to bail on exclusivity in favor of reaching more people! All my books are now available from Amazon, iTunes, B&N, and more. Learn more at

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Cyberdrome has a brand new look!

Cyberdrome has a brand new look (see below.) The new "re-imagined" cover turned out really well, thanks to several weeks of hard work by my brother and CGI-artist, Dave Rhea. The Kindle edition has been fully updated and new paperback will release in the next week or so.

The new edition of the upcoming paperback also has a different format: 5" x 8" and 380 pages, vs the original which was 6" x 9" and 280 pages. When Cyberdrome was released back in 2008, I wanted to make the paperback version as inexpensive as possible, so I made the font really small in order to squeeze a 380-page book into a 280-page format. This ended up being a little difficult to read for some older people, and also made the book appear far shorter than it really was. With this new edition, I have fixed all of those issues, and I hope new readers will enjoy. Click here to download the ebook. Otherwise, check back here in a week or so to see the full paperback jacket, which looks ever better!