|A new series Laura has just started. And started very well. I was |
engrossed in this book (take no notice of the cover picture it’s widely
So it seems that humans have been judged as unworthy and 5 years
before the 4 horsemen awoke and rode across the lands.
Civilisation largely fell and the normal trappings dissolved.
Humans living in the post-apocalyptic world now have irregular
electricity and farming has finished. There is disease and poverty.
But the horsemen rode and then disappeared.
Now Pestilence is back and riding across the land spreading the
Messianic plague and everyone who catches it dies. But humans fight
back and try to kill Pestilence.
And this is the story of one such young woman who tries, and fails, to kill him. And their later adventures.
I was engrossed in this tale and even cried when I read about the
children dying of the plague – OK I was feeling very emotional that day – but found it well written and the characters believable in that setting.
Hope that ‘War’ – the next in the series is as good – and as long.
I was given this book as an ARC.
But – Oh Dear!
I read up to Part 3: The Awakening in Hope, but really, this whole muscles and pheromones and falling in ‘love ‘ aka lust at first sight? Just too predictable.
I thought the writing style rather prosaic and not in any way different from 100s of other such alien abduction style books.
The heroine could have been acceptable but she was rather 2 dimensional and finding out after several ‘chapters’ that we were somewhere in Ad 3900 was just too late.
She is fun, although I am not sure about the explanations about her voices. This is – so far anyway – a short series of just 2 books and this is book 1. No doubt I will read book 2 in due course, but I was not immediately inspired to do so.
An enjoyable foray into the world of vampires, ghosts and ghouls.. and really Eve, your view of what happens in an asylum is really nasty!
Eve Langlais always writes an enjoyable fantasy which moves along at a good pace and with nice touches of humour.
A nice story.
And there is a rather nice cop involved with her in her human PI life.