Saturday, 26 July 2014

Book Impressions - Edge of End by Suren Fant

I received a free copy of this book in return for an honest review.

I liked the idea for this story and I thought I had it all figured out and I almost did but there was a twist I didn't see coming. I like to be surprised in a story. Not in a random unexpected way, but in a fashion where it all makes sense when the surprise happens.

While the story is a decent read there were some detracting elements. The main issue was that after the initial sequence I didn't feel any real peril for the lead character. There were also some events that came out of the blue and were also quite fortuitous. The setting is well put together although it doesn't quite match the potential of what it could have been.

There's also some issues with the writing. It could have done with more development. Not that it was bad by any means, but with more development it would have elevated from good to something special. So while it seems that there's a fair amount a criticism in my review its simply because there's the kernel for something special here. Overall I enjoyed reading it.

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Jonathan wakes up in a desert, his past wiped from his head. He’s alone having no clue who and what he is, where he has come from and where he should go. There is only one way – forward when he spots a little town in the distance.

Empty streets, old houses, the town seems abandoned. There’s no one to ask for help, there’s nowhere to go. Jonathan wanders the town in search of any sign of life trying to bring his lost memories back, but odd visions haunt him from time to time. Soon Jonathan comes to the realization that he’s moments from death as absolutely evil dwells in the town seeking fresh souls to suck up. The seemingly dead town is only outwardly empty.

Grey skies, no sun, no days and no nights. The town is stuck in time. With only one entrance and one exit, but the way leading to the exit is filled with creations that Jonathan has never envisioned, even in his worst nightmares.

Who is he? Who brought him here? With a female resident – Elizabeth, Jonathan has to work his way through the horrendous town, figure out his past and find the exit.

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