“Highly imaginative, powerful story with colorful characters.”
-Richard Lindheim, Vice President, PARAMOUNT PICTURES
“I look forward to reading about the Sphereworlds.”
-Bill Steigerwald, NASA: GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CENTER
“Like Frank Herbert’s DUNE series or Isaac Asimov’s FOUNDATION saga, Raoul Peter Mongilardi’s NEXT TO THE GODS is a cosmos-spanning epic that marries elements of hard science fiction with alternate history, challenging readers to open their minds and see with new eyes, feel with new hearts, be born afresh to a profound vision that examines the very nature of humanity, man’s relationship to his gods (and startlingly, those gods’ relationship to their gods) and so much more. Dazzling, passionate, jampacked with detail. Give yourself over to it and take an amazing ride!
-Marc Scott Zicree, author TWILIGHT ZONE COMPANION, MAGIC TIME
“Raoul Mongilardi creates page after page of multi-sensory detail and chasmic depth of character from beginning to end. I could smell the scents First Lord Moniah experiences, and I wanted to be in the wonder of the Sphereworlds after the first chapter. Only in such masterpieces such as the C. S. Lewis Space Trilogy has a universe been so flawlessly and carefully divined as in this epic tale. Mongilardi’s experience as a screenplay writer demonstrates his ease in incorporating pulse-pounding suspense, horror, thrills, romance and grand vision for readers, but his virtuosic ability to write addictive and engrossing story for the novel medium makes Mongilardi and NEXT TO THE GODS a national treasure.”
– Mark Edward Lewis, Writer/Creator OMEGA 1, DESTINY REVELATION