When it comes to new authors the experience generally goes in one of two directions. More often than not you find yourself on a perilous slope that quickly puts you on your arse and sends you careering through brambles, thorns and all manner of sewage and nasty icky things. These first time writers are either too lazy or inexperienced to really unearth the true potential of their novel. Either that or their novel is just that bad of an idea. As a reviewer these types of novels make you want to hit someone with a stick.
War is everywhere.
Shae is consumed by a vicious war between the human Imperium and a brutal race known only as the Raz. Humanity stands on the edge of destruction as the Razian forces advance city by city, burning everything in their path. Waking to find no memory of his troubled past and haunted by the implications of his abilities, Andor must find his place in this violent world, discover who he was, who he is, and what all of this means for Shae…Comment
Along with two other books I had this with novel with me when I went on holiday a few weeks back, I was finished with it in just over a day. I devoured it in almost one sitting, I even got the sunburn to prove it (blaming you for that Brendan).
I loved it, it was great. The story line moved with such speed and ferocity that I was afraid to put it down. This is a book that will not hook you in. No this book will pretty much grab you by the neck shake you around and then pull you right into the war torn world of Shae.
One of the strongest points about this book is the raw emotion that the author is able not only to put across to the reader but smash it into their face at the same time. You don’t so much read this book as experience it. From start to finish you are right there alongside the characters as they face whatever trials and tribulations are thrown at them. You are alongside Andor as he picks himself up, tries to find out who he is, what has happened to him and try’s to avoid becoming Razian pie.
The dialogue, plot line and imagery is all one big thumbs up from me. This book simmers with a hidden power that is truly magnificent, not only is this book a great debut, it’s great period. A highly recommended read and I look forward to the next instalment. I sincerely hope you keep us in mind for the next book, I really look forward to devouring and reviewing it.