With the bad blood already in place in Legend, it would be interesting to see how it develops further in the next book.
Empire of Silence tells of the travails of one Hadrian Marlowe as he grows up the son of an archon in his home world, Delos, and escapes life laid out for him by his lord father.
The science, though wondrous, is quite fluid and feels really intuitive. Even though it’s fiction, the writing style is very good, and the immersive telling of the villain is atmospheric.
I believe that some books should be left alone as they can never fully capture the imagination of the fandom or the author.
S.A. Tholin’s action-packed Iron Truth is a perfect blend of far-future science fiction and existential dread in the form of cosmic horror!
Urban Fantasy has a new voice, a new face. And it is here, in the very pages of a book that depicts a society very much like ours.
The writing seemed tense, eerie, and atmospheric, providing an interesting backdrop to the scientific speculations within the plot
The prose is utterly captivating and descriptive, making events ride in on an atmospheric fog that turns into a full-blown blizzard towards the end
What if we could tweak our bio-processors to alter the algorithms responsible for our perception of said reality
The plot is very well-paced, and the protagonists/characters are complex, with expertly thought-out life experiences and inner monologues
The game creator, Hideo Tanaka, enlists her help to catch the person responsible for hacking and gaining information from the Warcross code by going undercover by competing in the Warcross games.
Clark is a new-to-me author, and I was impressed by his well-considered, multi-dimensional approach in creating the female characters. They are smart, opinionated, powerful yet self-aware, and in touch with every aspect of their femininity.
Ready Player One is a unique story set in a dystopian world with a virtual utopia, the only respite from the wrecked world.
Our hero’s father, Duke Leto, has to move, as per the directive of a sadistic emperor, to a desert planet with his family to oversee the mining of a very valuable spice, a job that was solely the enemy family’s.
A few pages in, and I was reminded of Hunger Games and Divergent. Instead of Districts and Factions, there are Colours, almost like Lightbringer.
When we talk about character development in literature, this book is the perfect stereotype. It should be the yardstick through which other character development levels in literature are measured.
The idea of a virtual game that goes beyond mere gaming pleasure, extending into the very lives and thoughts of people, is quite astounding.