First I have to confess I have loved anything science fiction for the last 35 years at least, and am used to reading them quite a lot.
So seen the cover of the book, I expected something like that. Was I in for a surprise, because you don't only get a nice unknown species in the book, but also a great book with main characters you can recognise and feel for.
The way Netty cares about animals and nature makes her the ideal person to bump into something unknown. Her relation with the new person seems a natural conclusion and the way everything goes from there is very understandable, although very sad at some points.
Second part is very nicely written for most of the story.
Wished the author had been clever enough to leave Chapter 10 (beginning of it that is) out of this story.
It just doesn't seem to help the book, is completely overly described, too much horror for my taste and feels like a fill-up to get to the right amount of words.
But, this said, don't let it frighten you out of reading the book, the rest of the book is not at all like that, and the story nicely continues where the first book ended (even if it jumps over 100 years). We get to know a bit more what the strange "animals" are doing on earth, and we get to know three new helpers for them. The book has some funny parts, some action parts and some romance parts. All in all a book that would be very great to advice to my friends... if I could just cut something out of it.
Well, this third part makes it clear again why this series is worth reading. After the second story I was a bit doubtfull about going ahead with the next book, but this one goes back to the same quality and style of writing the first book had.
The writer lets you enjoy the new found environment the main characters live in now, and ties a few loose ends that were still hanging around from the two first books. From the peaceful life you slowly get thrown into the big climax that is coming, as the title suggested. We get here a small glimp of the characters from the first book in the series, seems they will be playing a role throughout the series. Even though the "armageddon" is not coming in this book, you have some idea what it will be all about and who is responsible for it. The idea of the story it to show the way the rescue can be coming for those that are supposed to be saved.
Even though this book has also some violence, nothing that extreme that it would influence the line of the story and it all seems to fit very well in there.
In the end, a book I would advice my friends to read, not only those that like Sci-Fi but also those interested in the environment and the future of our planet. Just don't stop with this book, check out the stories that follow!
(review of free book)