Four worlds. Four ages. Four struggles through deserts, demons, criminal underworlds and overwhelming odds. Elian searches for answer to the mysterious blackouts, led forward by his only clue: an encoded diary. Ben stalks the streets at night in search of horrific creatures not of this world. Alexander hunts down criminals, always intent on doing the right thing whatever the cost. And Prometheus tries to save his village without dying in the process.
Separate but intertwined, they press on, linked somehow to the mysterious John, who watches and waits - for it seems each of the four is part of something much greater than they could ever have imagined. Book Description.
I thought that this novel might be up my street, and for a pleasant change it was. At the start you were introduced quickly to a character, but then another four more. Each of these four lived in four different worlds, each one quite different but fully intriguing in its own right.
Things were starting to get exciting, a complex story with one or more possible outcomes? Definitely the type of story that I like, and the four perspectives nicely different.
The characters and supporting cast were well described, with well written story lines. After their introductions you start thinking how are they all linked, and what part does the initial character have to play.
The author does really well with each individual storyline, and with giving you just enough information when required to leave you thinking of that link, that you know what it is, and that you can’t be wrong. A definite skill for me. I also found that the story's were not rushed, time was taken to actually write rather than just put in action for the sake of it, another useful skill.
As the story got near its end, I thought that I knew how it would end & who that initial character was (he popped up at key points leaving me to feel confident in who he was), but I was wrong. This I should have realised, especially after earlier conclusions were wrong.
The fact that I arrived at the wrong conclusion, leaves me wanting to read the next book as soon as possible. This is a real accomplishment and one that I didn't expect in a new author.
Overall good characters, well written, excellent storyline. Lots to live up-to in the next book, but a possible interesting new author who could be around in years to come. Time will tell.
Reviewed by Cardmon
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