I was gifted this scifi, ebook thriller from the author himself, Nathan Wall. I love when authors seek me out. As you can probably tell, I found the cover a sweet view. The colors and HD animation is totally cool; something that would catch my eyes from Amazon's website or a bookshelf.
The summary for Artificial Light, by Nathan Wall says:
Sometimes you risk becoming a villain in order to be the hero.
Since recovering memories and incredible abilities nearly two years ago, an insatiable lust to grow more powerful has consumed Jarrod. Now that urge puts the friends he has left in mortal danger. The only way to protect them is to accept isolation. However, Jarrod has made promises and intends on staying with those he cares for until his pledge is upheld.
The Light of Souls has been disrupted and replaced with a fake. The Assassins, three angels from the fallen Corners living out their penance, are charged with eliminating the perpetrator. When their sights turn to Jarrod, he and all those around him are marked for death.
So first, I have to say that this is book 3 in a series. It's maddening to jump into a series at the end, but when the adventure is free, do you turn it down? I also communicated with the author and he says it can stand alone, but I'm finding that rather difficult. Not that he's lying, but some things are taking place with the main characters that are slightly perplexing for me.
The book's style and inner-workings are serpentine. There's a lot of back and forth in time that aren't explained for me to know what's really taken place. Without giving the details, because SPOILERS aren't allowed, in the previous books, a program was created, allowing the Gods to inhabit humans and one is in Jarrod. He's like Doctor Jekyll and Mr. Hyde because when he's bad- he's bad. But he doesn't want to be, so he randomly loses time, killing folks- even sometimes awakening from his stupor just to resuscitate the one he killed!
It's an extreme story though, I have to admit. When these guys, who are all reborn from the Egyptian gods, unless they're other things, go far to get what they want. They're extreme and don't take any mess- not even Hermes! I always thought him a softer sort... NOT!
Then there are other Gods who came through a portal (which I'm only able to assume because it's not always explained) and joined the mafia of other gods- and did I mention there are werewolves demons, angels and telepaths? It is a wild ride! When I wasn't confused, I was enjoying it all, but honestly, it's not a stand alone for me; maybe to others it was easy to follow but I couldn't. The first two books are definitely necessary in my opinion.
I gave the book a fair rating for the one coming in with no knowledge and trying to play catch up. It's a cool book with an amazing cover, but snag the first two to be on the safe side! On to the next read!📚
Rating: 👓👓👓.75 out of 5 specs
*This Is Not THE END is next.
**eBook provided by author, Nathan Wall, for an honest review.
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