Earths Eulogy

by CJ Fielding

Original ONGOING Adventure Drama Historical Sci-fi Anti-Hero Lead Male Lead Martial Arts Multiple Lead Characters Post Apocalyptic Ruling Class School Life Slice of Life Strategy Strong Lead War and Military
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                In July 2057, all life on Earth was wiped out by thousands of meteor strikes. Two men survived because they happened to be in the seed vault on Svalbard Island. An alien from a civilization far more advanced than our own sends them back in time to AD 70 with all the supplies that could be found in the seed vault. Will they be able to change the timeline enough that humanity can survive the extinction event of 2057.

                Please note this story does not whitewash history. The Empires of AD 70 did things that would be called ruthless by our times. Things that we would consider war crimes were considered honorable. Superstitions that would horrify us today were commonly practiced. Things like child marriage were not just practiced, but for much of the world was expected. If these things bother you, then you know how the main characters in this story will feel.



                That said, if you are grammatically inclined and you see an error, please point it out in the comments and I will change it.

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Chapter Name Release Date
Prologue ago
Chapter 1 March AD 70 Texas ago
Chapter 2 November AD 70 Mozambique Africa ago
Chapter 3 April AD 71 Africa ago
Chapter 4 April AD 71 African Villagers ago
Chapter 5 May AD 71 Texas Homestead ago
Chapter 6 June AD 71 African Villagers ago
Chapter 7 June AD 71 Africa Paul’s Shelter ago
Chapter 8 June AD 71 African Village ago
Chapter 9 June AD 71 African Bride ago
Chapter 10 June AD 71 Marriage at first sight ago
Chapter 11 September AD 71 African Family ago
Chapter 12 October AD 71 Guest in Texas ago
Chapter 13 October AD 71 Indian Raid ago
Chapter 14 October AD 71 Indian Chief ago
Chapter 15 November AD 71 Abilio Returns ago
Chapter 16 November AD 71 The Village ago
Chapter 17 November AD 71 Planting Festival ago
Chapter 18 November AD 71 Responsibility ago
Chapter 19 March AD 72 Capturing Bison ago
Chapter 20 April 72 AD Chief and Witch Doctor ago
Chapter 21 April AD 72 FURY! ago
Chapter 22 April AD 72 Becoming Chief ago
Chapter 23 April AD 72 Leader ago
Chapter 24 October AD 72 Family Problems in Texas ago
Chapter 25 November AD 72 A Good Dry Season in Africa ago
Chapter 26 November 72 AD Planting Festival ago
Chapter 27 January 73 AD African Raid ago
Chapter 28 January AD 73 First Conquest ago
Chapter 29 February AD 73 School ago
Chapter 30 March AD 73 Extra Large Canoe ago
Chapter 31 April AD 73 Watchtower ago
Chapter 32 August AD 73 Officer Training ago
Chapter 33 November AD 73 Planting festival for four villages ago
Chapter 34 February 74 AD Finished Boat ago
Chapter 35 March AD 74 Uniform ago
Chapter 36 April 74 AD Boot Camp ago
Chapter 37 May AD 74 Wart Hog ago
Chapter 38 May AD 74 Trade ago
Chapter 39 June AD 74 A Soldiers Day ago
Chapter 40 November AD 74 Planting festival ago
Chapter 41 November AD 74 Paul’s Story ago
Chapter 42 February AD 75 Nana ago
Chapter 43 March AD 75 Growing Pains ago
Chapter 44 April AD 75 Walls ago
Chapter 45 March AD 75 Witch Doctors Actions ago
Book II Prologue ago
Chapter 1 June AD 75 WAR! ago
Chapter 2 June AD 75 Aftermath ago
Chapter 3 June AD 75 Prisoner ago
Chapter 4 June AD 75 A Month as a Captive ago
Chapter 5 July AD 75 Robbery ago
Chapter 6 August AD 75 Pay ago
Chapter 7 November AD 75 Planting festival ago
Chapter 8 November AD 75 Beast ago
Chapter 9 December 75 AD Texas First Christmas ago
Chapter 10 January AD 76 Elephants ago
Chapter 11 January AD 76 Africa- Workers ago
Chapter 12 March AD 76 The Sea ago

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Crazynorse
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Though parts of the story and especially the concept itself is good, it sadly fails in several important ways. Hopefully  the author will eventually do a serious rewrite.

Perhaps most importantly just sending 2 people nearly 2k years  back in time as normal people would mean genocide of the locals from common ailments they are immune to (diseases would probably kill the protagonists as well). Like in most similar novels on RR, the  protagonists are ofc OP in many ways. Unlike most of them however, these guys are just common modern people which are just too successful for their situation. The irony is that in a scifi novel like this, the author could have easily have fixed most of them easily. Just have the aliens change them with nanotech, implants or any similar supertech (which dissolve on death ofc).

Also for a novel that claims to be more "realistic" and brutal in its portrayal of history it gets alot very wrong. The author also has alot of VERY  weird ideas about both religion and development. For example claiming how africans needed islam to teach them "modesty" so theyd wear more clothes and avoid  illnesses from insect bites or how africans are unable to recognize the  advanced concept of "pants". One of the protags wants to improve the water by making coffee and tea common  (flawed in off itself), when beer and alcohol much easier served that very purpose  for millennia.

In conclusion the suspension  of disbelief became too strong and i had to quit, id recommend skipping this one.

Genesis of the Void
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The story is well written and is interesting so far. I would highly recommend to throw most of our values out of the window or at least keep in mind that the values were different back then.

 

Edit: one problem I have is how some things the main characters accept (way too easily). Otherwise, it is an interesting story with nuggets of information. A must read for those who like civilisation building and development.

Primate
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The style.

The author is using the omniscient third person narration to write his work. He's doing a good job in relating the experiences, feelings and perspectives of different characters from different points of view. Very difficult form of writing but the author is pulling it off. 

The story.

The story is eye catching, right from the synopsis.

"In July 2057 all life on Earth was wiped out by thousands of meteor strikes. Two men survived because they happened to be in the seed vault on Svalbard Island. An alien from a civilization far more advanced than our own sends them back in time to AD 70 with all the supplies that could be found in the seed vault. Will they be able to change the time line enough that humanity can survive the extinction event of 2057."

This synopsis makes readers to want to know more, and once the readers pick the book up for reading, they will want to continue reading. The world of the story is so extensive that it could be overwhelming, but I believe the author is good enough to continue pulling it off.

The grammar.

The grammar is good but could be better. There are some minor errors that are negligible but could need some editing. Apart from that, good use of the grammar. Well done.

The characters.

The characters are well written and fitted their roles quite well. Although its too early to judge the two main characters, they are well defined and developing well. So far, so good.

Good job, author. Keep it up.

John Dovey
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Really interesting concept and nice intro.

i suspect that this might be overly ambitious for this author although I really Hope I'm wrong because if he could make it work this would be a fantastic story.

Desperately needs an editor!

RiahWeston
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Who says I can't go back in time to stop asteroids by farming?

Reviewed at: Chapter 14 October AD 71 Indian Chief

Definitely an interesting and experimental story by all means! When you think time travel, you think high tech and a large amount of scifi, but Eulogy takes you for a loop with farming and ancient history. A good casual read for people wanting to take a break from high-octane fantasy and or scifi action.

Grammar - Didn't see any issue with grammar that was bad enough to pull me out of reading. So 5/5 on that front.

Story and Style - This is definitely an interesting story with an interesting plot and decent style, but I do feel like there is some stuff that can be improved. Story-wise I feel like it actually be held back by the lack of scifi past the prologue, especially the end goal is to change the course of history to avoid the asteroids but both of the main protagonists don't have any real knowledge to do so, they were both people working in a seed vault, not people at NASA. Not only that since there is only no communication between the two after the prologue, so while each plot line is very solid you have to wonder why not just have it be two different books at that point? As for the styling, I did find the formatting a tiny bit repetive but that's nothing a bit of editing and polishing can't fix. So 4.5/5 for both style and story.

Characters - The characters definitely are what makes this story shine. They are realistic, they are indepth, and they are dynamic. Them alone are enough to read the story.

TL;DR - An interesting story out from left field that while it may need some polish and minor reworking is still a solid read. 5/5 and a recommendation for those wanting to try something new.

Detellz
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Author seems to think non-writing peoples were utterly stupid. While maybe not racist🤷🏾‍♂️,  I'll give the benefit of the doubt. It definitely is under researched for the capabilities of  tribal peoples.  (http://www.taneter.org/math.html ) Religion, math and science were mixed for these people, you can't appreciate their intelligence without understanding there beliefs outside of a western modern bias. I will say naming the dog General Lee set off warning bells for me but I'll chalk this up to bad research and not cultural self congratulation. Picking Native American and African cultures to strip and replace with modern culture seems exactly like colonialist thought to me. Colonialist (Portugal and Spain in particular) similarly saw Asian cultures as redeemable and other cultures as replaceable mainly through missionary means. 

DrMonotone
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Dont normally go for this genre so I may not have anything else to really compare it to, but from what i've read - its good. As the bio said there are things in here that are sketchy/different from our norm but its not as bad as it couldve been. I find the only thing I still question is the lack of curiosity the natives show towards the time travelor's knowledge. Even this is a feeble complaint when you consider these are people who believe magic is involved in anything remotely advanced.

 

Give it a try, the worst that can happen is you realizing this genre isnt for you....

Guessed
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A Double-Helping of White Jesus

Reviewed at: Chapter 5 July AD 75 Robbery

This story is entirely centered around the two protagonists, neither of whom particularly needed to be white American men - being Norwegian would make sense given that they start off in a Norwegian facility in Norway, or being random ethnicities from around the world would make sense given that they're in the definitive be-all and end-all of seed genebanks - with almost no personality at all given to anyone else.

 

Style: The style is heavy on White Jesus, light on technical details - the non-dialogue writing does a lot more telling than showing, but the telling itself is at least reasonably robust. Dialogue often feels stiff and stilted, though some of that could be argued to be the result of speaking newly-learned languages, it also leans heavily on anachronism, ex: one of the African villagers says "guys" in his as-yet-unnamed language.

 

Story: Oh boy where to start. The story is a trainwreck and I can't really sum up fifty-odd chapters of complaints in one review so let me just start with the fundamental premise, which is that "let's split up, we can cover more ground" across time (6 months) and space (North America and Africa) is a good idea, with no concern that one of them might break a leg or come down with a cold or any of the countless things that can befall a singleton. Having thus split up, they also make no effort to find any other people, both just existing in solitude until people happen to stumble upon them.

 

Grammar: Undoubtedly the strong point of this story, the grammar is mostly fine - a fair number of mixups between unusual homonyms (peddle vs pedal, horde vs hoard) but the author generally knows the which "your" you're supposed to use and when it's time to use "its" rather than "it's".

 

Characters: What characters? White Jesus #1 is conveniently unburdened by any earthly ties and is happy to get sent back to the past and get to work single-handedly building and operating the first iron smelter in the entire world, fighting two lions at once and then acting modest about it when appropriately-incredulous natives show up to talk about it in inappropriately-reverential tones, with Abilio (African villager #1, one of two non-protagonists who eventually show some spark of personality) helpfully fetching his own sister as an offering to this weird-looking person who does inexplicable things and with whom they have no method of communicating. Et cetera et cetera child soldiers, ritual execution, imperialism, and so on and so forth - read it if you're that curious. Meanwhile, elsewhere:

White Jesus #2 however apparently had a wife and children in Texas, none of whose names we ever learn, and processes his grief by robotically performing the work of ten people until a conveniently beleaguered tribe of past-dwellers stumbles upon him and his huge cache of way more food that one person could reasonbly eat or hope to preserve given the materials on hand, who he then defends with his three wolf puppies he found that are thereafter forever referred to and treated as dogs (even though wolves are emphatically not dogs) and his spectacularly quick-firing bow. Of the two protagonists this guy is, relatively speaking, the less problematic being generally happy to just work on farming and construction and only gunning people down when they come looking for trouble.

Dullahan5000
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Amazing story, is worth your time. Little spoil...about time traveling and nation building...the autor know how to write and his update chedul till now is fabulous...