I received this book for free in exchange for my honest review.
Soren has to find a way to stop someone who is opening portals to allow monsters and other entities to come through into the human world. He also has to recruit a crew of powerful wizards to send those creatures back where they came from. He must improve his “transhuman” abilities and upgrades by experimenting on himself with nanotech. But even nanotech can’t do everything.
Naomi is a powerful telekinetic, but she might also be able to absorb the abilities of others. Soren wants to recruit her, but she hates him with a passion. She also has her own crew of paranormals, but if he succeeds, he might be able to recruit everyone.
Victor Truman wields incredible power, and Soren feels that he might be even more dangerous than he already seems.
This book is an incredible ride in a magical world full of both technology and natural powers. It includes romance, urban fantasy, slight horror, religion, and many other elements. The book is very fast paced, and you will not find a dull moment anywhere in the plot.
My only complaint about this story was that it seemed quite confusing. At many times, I could not quite tell whose point of view I was seeing the story from, and for a good portion of the story, I was not even quite sure what was going on. But my best advice would be to those who feel stuck at the beginning, just read on, because by Act 4 I definitely found myself completely caught up in the storyline, and I enjoyed every minute of it.
I hope that the future books in this series will go in the writing style of Acts 3 and 4, where I really felt the most drawn into the action. Also, I hope that in the next book I will be able to distinguish the characters a lot, because I definitely hope to see growth in the characters of Naomi, Stealy, and Natura. They were definitely not forgotten in this book, and I know I will be seeing a lot more of them.
Overall, this book was entertaining and I cannot wait to start on the second book of this series. I would recommend this to anyone looking for an action-packed fantasy novel.
Overall Rating: 3.5/5