"Exciting space opera tale"
The mission of the Walt Disney Spaceship is to find a
habitable planet and colonize it, reporting back to Earth
periodically on their failures and their final success.
They land on the planet they name Mandala in galaxy light
years from Earth and in the one hundred and fifty years
they have lived on it; they have put their mark on the
planet. Even their religion is based on the writings of
the captain of the spaceship, a combination of science and
Earth has been notified of the colonizing of Mandala
and with the new technology that has been developed 33,000
colonists who have been cryogenically sleeping are about to
orbit the planet. The Prime Minister of Mandala fears that
the colonists will be a threat to his regime. He goes to
the spaceship with a few of his allies and kills off all
but one of the crew. He plans to murder all the new
colonists with only nine year old deaf mute Drew Randall,
who has a direct pipeline to someone or something calling
himself God, in his way.
Fans of space opera, political intrigue and precocious
little heroes will thoroughly enjoy reading DIVINE
INTERVENTION. It's fascinating to read about a group of
people who colonized a world according to their own
collective needs and beliefs. Readers will believe that
author Ken Wharton actually visited his planet and has
written about events he witnessed.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted November 2, 2001