Book Reviewers & Critics
Pacific Book Review by Tony Espinoza
This is a whirlwind, action packed thriller! The author immediately sets the tone for the narrative by setting up antihero Derek Taylor’s history and the reason he has gone on the run. Forced to leave behind his old life, the hacker becomes a part of an even larger story that focuses on key themes like corruption, revenge, morality and more. The story feels part science fiction – part spy thriller, as readers are taken all around the world, getting multiple POVs and getting a cohesive narrative which speaks to the author’s ability to create complex themes and pair them with equally complex characters.
This is the perfect read for those who enjoy spy thrillers, action and adventure thrillers and anything involving AI and the morals of developing artificial intelligence. As a fan of the genre, it was easy to get wrapped up in the dramatic world the author crafted. The book created the same heart-pounding and depth-filled reading experience that films like the Bourne Identity films have created visually over the years, and the attention to detail regarding not only the AI systems but the complex political and military moments as well made this story stand out.
Action-driven, character developed and lengthy yet attention-grabbing, author Guy Morris’s SWARM: Artificial Intelligence Decodes End Time Prophecies takes on a truly engaging and entertaining narrative. Filled to the brim with a wide variety of obstacles for the cast of characters to overcome, from AI and corruption within political and religious spheres to secret organizations and emotional and complex histories for some of the characters, this novel is too good for readers to pass up on. Be sure to take the time and find your own copy to find out whether or not there is any truth to the End World Prophecies that become the driving force in this incredible read.
Reader's Favorite by K.C. Finn
Author Guy Morris has crafted a superb tale of advanced weaponry, espionage and conspiracy which fans of the action and thriller genres are sure to adore. One of the most impressive features of the work is how balanced and well-paced the plot is, delivering intelligently penned, high-concept science fiction right alongside powerful action moments, dynamic conversation and Taylor’s expert prowess. Thanks to the attention to detail and cinematic style descriptions, the work feels highly immersive and realistic. I also enjoyed the developmental work that clearly went into Jennifer, making her so much more than the simple token woman seen in this genre so often. She and Taylor made a formidable and evenly-matched team against the visceral horrors which awaited them. Overall, I would certainly recommend Swarm for fans of conspiracy dramas at their very best.
Reader's Favorite by Vincent Dublado
Guy Morris starts Swarm at a good pace and it ramps up as you are carried along when Taylor becomes a fugitive and Lt. Scott is getting deeper into her investigation. As Taylor tries to stay alive against getting tracked down and killed, Scott goes about her job and the unexpected turn of events has given them a choice to forge a partnership to prevent a high-tech act of terrorism. Swarm does its best to make sure that you care about the characters as demonstrated by their backgrounds that affect how they function in the present that they face. The prose is easy on the eye and the acronyms are generously introduced at the beginning of the story. The tech and biblical references help to flesh out the plot, and it will make you want to stick with the story from start to finish.
Reader's Favorite by Romuald Dzemo
Swarm: Artificial Intelligence Decodes End Time Prophecies by Guy Morris is a deftly plotted and brilliantly written thriller that will entice fans of conspiracy and espionage. . . Guy Morris has written a novel that is gripping and intense when it comes to the action and plot points. The characters are extraordinary and they are pulled from strong backgrounds, including the Joint Artificial Intelligence Command, the CIA, the US Senate and Congress, National Security, Artificial Intelligence Task Force, and many others. The writing is crisp and gorgeous, and I enjoyed the descriptions and how the author explores the intelligence and state of mind as well as the emotions of the characters. The author weaves details into the characters and the plot in a way that is fascinating. The vocabulary is rich and the imagery is exceptionally written. Swarm: Artificial Intelligence Decodes End Time Prophecies is cleverly plotted, gripping, featuring characters that are rock-solid and a conspiracy that feels real.
US Book Review by Carolyn Davis
"The VR display refreshes again to show security video from the top ten floors. Derek spins the VR until he spots a man exiting a room wearing a wide-brim hat with a long leather coat, and carrying a gun bag."
Derek Taylor is an operative of the National Security Agency who has assumed the identity of a friend who was murdered, apparently during a liaison with Taylor's girlfriend. His background involves activity with a terrorist organization, and plot twists abound. A rogue AI program, SLVIA, is missing from an NSA laboratory, and Taylor has it. SLVIA warns Taylor that an AI program developed by the Chinese may break "the fifth seal of end-time prophecy." A defective AI program, released by people whose access to information is at the highest level, is added to the chaos. The end of the world may be coming unless Taylor and the woman sent to investigate him for his terrorist activities can fix all the problems in time. The two have something of an antipathy to working together. SLVIA is vulnerable, as well, but there is no choice. The sense of dead ends that introduce beginnings is common throughout the narrative.
There are many strengths in the development of the story. For all of its drama, the situations line up in real time and places. The characters display emotion as well as logic, trauma, and a certain type of patriotism as they work against personal danger and, ultimately, global annihilation. The agencies and departments referenced, such as the CIA, the US Congress, National Security Agency, and Artificial Intelligence Task Force, are genuine, and aspects of the story relate to some actual data. The themes of dystopia, illustrated by deception and chaos, are introduced in the book's first pages. A nerve-wracking thriller, the book is well researched and presented with brilliance.
Consumer Review by Derek
Swarm is absolutely brilliant, Guy has written a thriller I could not out down. I am a huge Dan Brown fan and I feel that Guy is right there with him. If you loved the DaVinci Code then Swarm is right up your alley. Help support this great author and pick up a copy of Swarm today.
The storyline is incredibly immersive and the characters are very deep. I am delighted by the way this plot unfolds and how Morris brings a technical subject into a very easy to follow storyline that is highly relevant and fascinating. It is a very intellectually stimulating read. Highly recommended.
SWARM is one of the most exciting, riveting and thought provoking books I have read. The characters are wonderful and the storyline realistic, sometimes frightening in that this may become reality someday! I have read the book twice!
Consumer Review by Jack Teetor
Author Guy Morris is a master of intrigue, tension and in control of his craft, transporting you into an immersive world of Artificial Intelligence, political corruption and intense military maneuvering. If this is not enough for you, Morris will thrust you into the unraveling of secret organizations, religious domains and deep insight into the End World Prophecies throughout this journey.
Derek Taylor, our hacker antihero at large, is propelled into dangerous international intrigue forced to locate and kill an evil AI virus and deal with the complexity of the rogue AI SLVIA to help stop an AI weapon systems gone horribly wrong. The elusive Derek, during his journey, must cope with the annoying, tense, yet beautiful Lieutenant Jennifer Scott of Naval Intelligence assigned to investigate him and find SLVIA. And Derek cannot seem to get rid of her.
Guy Morris has written an electrifying page-turner of a thrill-seeking novel with only a few moments to even catch your breath. The “must read” book of the year.
Consumer Review by Aloha