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An interesting start

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Reviewed: 22-03-20

I recieved a review copy of this book. The story is solid and the characters interesting. You follow the story from the perspective of the main character and aspects of the universe are introduced gradually as the story progresses. My only criticism is that the book feels quite short finishing just as the first twist is revealed.

Oddly satisfying

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Reviewed: 22-03-20

Ever wanted to play a zombie? No, well listen to this book and it will change your mind. I received a review copy of this book and found a much deeper book than I was expecting. A simple story of an RPG in which you play a zombie, somehow manages to provide an entertaining social critique.

A gritty struggle

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Reviewed: 11-03-20

I recieved a review copy of this book. It's well written and the narration is excellent. The story balances the realistic struggle of survival under an alien occupation, with just enough hope to keep you wanting to discover not only whether victory is possible, but who the aliens really are and what they want. This book is about the personal struggles of the people it introduces, there are no grand revelations or events, just the hint of more to come.

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A solid finish

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Reviewed: 08-03-20

I recieved a review copy of this book. The story finishes well with the politics of the various people's weighed against the need to combat the risinging threats. The narration continurs to be good and the story solid.

Solid and enjoyable

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Reviewed: 05-03-20

I recieved a review copy of this book. It is well written, the plot is interesting and the narration excellent. The story is written from two perspectives and this works well with the two narrators. I'm looking forward to seeing where the next book takes the story.

The story comes together

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Reviewed: 03-03-20

I started this book as soon as I finished the first. The book kept the momentum built by the first pulling the story threads together before delivering an amazing ending. Several mysteries introduced in the first book are revealed, but these leave further questions in their wake. I recieved a review copy of this book and was disappointed that it finished and I will have to wait for the final book.

A perfect blend of magic and technology

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Reviewed: 03-03-20

I was lucky enough to recieve a review copy of this book. The story is excellent and brought alive through fantastic narration. The book introduces you to a number of characters all with very different powers and technologies and these are all tied together into an amazingly rich story. The only "weakness" of the book is the number of very different characters and jumping between the differing perspectives is a little disorientating to begin with. However, the payoff as the story progresses more than makes up for this.

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A dark and chilling tale

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Reviewed: 03-03-20

An excellent dark tale following a wandering man looking to understand both his past and future. I recieved a review copy of this book and was not disappointed. It is not a post apocalyptic book, but takes you through a world rapidly descending into cold chaos. The true strength of the book is in the ending which perfectly suits the tone of the book.

Interesting story but short

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Reviewed: 17-02-20

I recieved a review copy of this book. It felt very much like 3 short stories, all interconnected, all providing hints of a very interesting world, but all too short for me. Just as I would get interested in where a story was going it was over and we moved to the next one. Having said that the story elements were intriguing and the narration was excellent so I am looking forward to seeing where the next book takes it.

A gritty noir sci-fi

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Reviewed: 15-02-20

I recieved a review copy of this book. The world depicted is gritty in its realism. The characters are interesting and story gripping. A very good and interesting book with a well chosen narrator.

One note is that there is an editing issue in one of the early chapters, but the issue is minor and doesn't take away from the story.