I‘ve been waiting for this book to come out for a couple of months now. When I finally saw it on Amazon I thought it was a bit expensive so I came here and downloaded the sample chapters to give it a try.
To be honest, I didn't really love the beginning. Don't get me wrong, I liked it, just didn't love it, apart from the prologue which was excellent and really sets an awesome tone.
After reading through the rest of the sample chapters I was sort of hooked and decided to sign up on Smashwords and give the rest of the book a try, mostly because I‘m a sucker for a good long scifi series and I was really hoping that this one would have potential. I was really surprised that almost immediately after the sample chapters, the book takes on a completely different direction than I had expected and is just full of nasty surprises which really made me fall in love with this book. It‘s really exciting, intriguing and just full of details which tie into the short stories on the book‘s website in such a way that you almost have to look for them.
I absolutely loved most if not all the characters, especially Jago. Also, while the author does a great job of wrapping things up, he also leaves you yearning for more. There are questions that need answers, which I can only hope to be explored later on in the series. Some might find that annoying, but I love the mystery.
If the rest of the series is anything like the first one, then I think it's going to go really far.
(reviewed 2 days after purchase)