A touching tale, with a real-life common teen, as a protagonist, thrown into a violent, unforgiving world, from the very first page and asked to swim or die. I enjoyed it a lot and I eagerly wait for the sequel to come out. Simple, fast reading and funny.
This dark and complex story is told through the eyes of many of the participants in this sequel of epic proportions. Where the Origins had just a handful of characters forcing you to stick with them whether you liked them or not, this rather long (print edition at 528 pages) book has quite a abundance both primary and secondary. So much so that some of them are mentioned almost in passing. None of the above makes it a difficult to understand or read story. It is plainly written with some minor flaws and flows like a decent cup of wine. Not great but good enough to make you want to read the next installment in the series, the Servant of the Princess. Best character for me the villainous coward Rousse, an immortal black adder. While there are vampires in this one, they never take over the story, preserved probably what builds up to be a very long third volume. The ending was so and so, but considering what I've read from indie authors this is an above average book. Final words? a good solid read, 3.75 stars.
Very interesting storyline in this one. Borderline weird. The prequel no doubt to a bigger story, it never gave me a dull moment, except for the occasional techno bumble but I guess that comes with the territory. Solid and sexy Sci Fi adventure. Should have been longer and I would have preferred for it not to be a one man show, although understandably so plot wise. For that I give it four stars.