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The Darwin Elevator (Dire Earth Cycle) Kindle Edition
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Jason has a strong grasp of narrative prose and keeps the tension just so. I was a little disappointed in some of the character renderings that were a little shallow. My hope is that in the next in the series these will be fleshed out a little more so as to add additional depth to the storyline. All in all though I am glad I took a break from my list but will endeavour to get back to it as soon as I have finished books two and three in this series. A good read that promises more. I will keep you posted.
This felt like a big book to me. Whether it was because I took some time adjusting to the genre, or because the author takes his time fleshing out his characters and the world, it may have felt like a big read but it was certainly not a tedious one.
Jason M. Hough is a genius in building his character arcs and pulling you in, you will either love or hate each of the characters, and some of them you will dislike to start and grow to love toward the end of the book.
All in all, this is a fantastic read filled with fantastical characters, from psychopaths to eccentric friends and mysterious aliens to scary zombie like creatures, this is a world I was desperate to keep reading and I can't wait to read the next chapter.
As an added bonus, these books were all released in quick succession so I am now off to buy the next one, and then probably the next.
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I normally shy away form dystopias; this one I loved. The lure of a hopeful future as well as revelations lies in the sequels. Why the plague? Why the space elevator? Will we see the aliens? Is the human race being genetically engineered? All are delicious answers awaiting readers in the next books.
The pace is pretty fast and not all mysteries are explained. The sequel will fill in more information. Sometimes a book in a series can feel "unfinished" at the end. While this is obviously part of a series (yes, I'll be buying), the ending is satisfying.
Pros: If you are interested in mystery, Sci-Fi, or military books this is a good book for you. If you like zombies, this is a good book for you. This book is a very interesting combination of zombie apocalypse and alien invasion and the mystery about the other humans and their motives makes for a very compelling who-done-it story as well.
I enjoyed this book enough to not want to put it down and managed to finish it in a few hours (probably longer for most other readers, as I read very fast for regular readers)
Cons: It wasn't long enough! I wanted more, and now I have to wait for the sequel to come out.
As an Australian, it was nice to see a story based in Australia! Not that the city was central to the story, but, still...
Did like the build up, The author seems to be setting things up nicely for the upcoming books. The characters are quite likeable. I quite like the main bad guy too. The author gave him really good, human motivations, indeed, it could be strongly argued that he's not a particularly bad person, just making the best of a bad situation. The main hero characters are pretty good, although there were some hard to follow action sequences that are pivotal to the story. I found my self just having to go along with the flow, otherwise it would be very distracting.
Anyway, if you like end of the world sci-f, certainly worth buying.
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