I enjoyed the first two Transcendence Trilogy books immensely, and have looked forward to the final part, Genesys Redux. I wasn’t disappointed.
The story picks up where Absent Souls concluded (no plot spoilers here), and with the opening lines, the reader is plunged into the mind of the paralysed and powerless Stephanie. It’s a great place to begin the narrative, with Stephanie's confusion mirroring the reader's as this early stage. The key male characters from the early books, O’Driscoll and Nico, return too. They are both expertly drawn, multi-dimensional leads, and I enjoyed the way they have evolved and matured since the earlier stories.
As in the previous books in the trilogy, there are some terrific future concepts. It’s a well-conceived future world, with technologies described in enough detail to be engaging, but never too much. The author explores the psychological and social implications of new technologies ingeniously.
Dylan Hearn’s writing style has matured, and he has truly hit his storytelling stride with Genesys Redux. It’s a taut and well-constructed narrative and the author achieves a good balance, referencing elements of the earlier stories only where necessary. This is a big story too – with big themes of global politics, morality and family – but it’s very well thought out, well plotted, and a thoroughly engaging and fast-paced read.
Genesis Redux (The Transcendence Trilogy Book 3) Kindle Edition
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- File size : 836 KB
- Print length : 381 pages
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Publisher : Wet Feet Publishing; 1st edition (14 August 2016)
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Language: : English
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- ASIN : B01KFP3524
- Page numbers source ISBN : 1536842001
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Screen Reader : Supported
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Clever, engaging and fast-pacedReviewed in the United Kingdom on 20 September 2016
Phew, what an exhausting yet stimulating rideReviewed in the United Kingdom on 27 September 2016
I've read the trilogy, I've survived the roller coaster and I can sleep now. Hearn has created quite something here, across the three books. Back in book one it was a small investigation but it grew and as it did so, much like his data sphere construct, it sprawled and spawned a world view. But even when it took us to the big picture, and sometimes it is so big you need to slow down to appreciate the dimensions, it never forgets that it the people, the characters that you cheer for. This is a multidimensional world with multifaceted characters, not good, not always bad, but a mix. There are a few moments when there is a slight whiff of cliche in the dialogue and in some of the reactions but these are small glitches in the narrative. Humanity feels safe enough in Hearn's capable hands but don't bank on it.
A sublime finish to a breathtaking trilogyReviewed in the United Kingdom on 24 January 2017
I have never waited for a sequel as much as I have this one and I was not left disappointed. After the shocking conclusion to Absent Souls there are plenty more shattering moments as the trilogy comes to a momentous end and we see the true colours of the characters that it has been difficult to know whether to love or hate. I love the style of the different viewpoints of the main characters and the futuristic technology, but that the raw human emotions always shine through. Having completed the trilogy I have been amazed at the quality and just how beautifully written this trilogy is. I will snap up anything written by this author in the future.
A ripping and satisfying thirdReviewed in the United Kingdom on 20 September 2017
Unputdownable third of the trilogy. Twists and turns and finally reveals the truth! Scarily real plot that has me fearing the power of the big commercial players. Is the future upon us already?