My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This is a science fiction fantasy story. It’s set in another world after an apocalyptic event called the Cleansing. There are remnants of the old world around to remind everyone how things used to be but are not the way of life anymore. I always find other people’s interpretation of these types of events fascinating.
Avril is a young man trying to find his way in the world. A car is his home and scavenging technology parts is his job. There are many secrets surrounding him and he’s not sure who can be trusted. And he’s getting cheesed off with people trying to kill him. There are dragons, shapeshifters, bondsmen and a girl to contend with.
This is a story that appealed to me from the start. I ‘liked’ the characters straight away and I enjoyed learning about their world. It’s a small thing, but I liked the short chapters too. In our own world, with so much to do and not much time to do it, short chapters are heaven to me. It means I can snatch a few minutes of reading here and there without having to put the book down in the middle of a paragraph. Yet the best thing about this book is the constant action and the unexpected turn of events you encounter along the way. It was a smooth ride from start to finish and thoroughly enjoyable.
I will certainly be reading the second book when it comes out.