Since the other review was neither updated nor completed during the last four years, I feel, after reading this story more times than I should have, that it’s time to finish what was once started.
Here’s the description as a quick reminder : “Zombies, Werewolves, Vampires, Sex Fueled Psionic Powers..oh my! Miguel tries to survive in a world after space radiation kills or turns ninety percent of the human population. Luckily, a lot of hot women survived (I wonder how!).” Simply put, it’s a very reluctant rise to power in a post-apocalyptic world. But that has nothing to do with what makes this story a good read.
The real wonder, the most agreeable surprise lies in the rhythm, the flow of the story. You don’t get to breathe. You don’t get to slow down. You can only walk forward, run, faster, faster, faster! You don’t exactly know why, but you understand, deep inside of you that time is running out. Why? How? You don’t really care. So you read, Even though you should certainly be doing something else, you read. Until you reach the finish.
Let’s talk about this ending. It’s an open-ended one. And as far as I’m concerned, it’s definitely one of the few good ones. The flow imposed by the story wouldn’t allow anything else. This kind of story simply can’t be dragged forever. 23 chapters, epilogue included, feel right. Everything (almost everything) that was talked about found an answer. Or did I just miss the part about the blue eyes?
I won’t talk about the events or the characters. Saying that the flow of the story is what makes it such a success should be enough to let you understand that the rest has been well-crafted, well-forged. Conversations between characters were a hit from the beginning to the end and got better the more the background behind the events was revealed. As long as you can accept the premises of psychic powers and a growing new world order, you should be fine.
Sex is present. What did you expect after reading the description anyway? It’s here. It’s not so much about stroke as it’s a plot element. Even though the quantity is growing with the number of chapters, its role is more in the background. It’s also more about its consequences and the ruling power women (and men, indirectly) get out of it on the long run.
Considering the ratings, no technical quality as usual since I'm not qualified for that.
The story plot is a 9. I don’t go above that since I don’t deal in perfection. Post-apocalyptic seems simple enough without being boring. Add to that a star dead millions of years ago and a crazy prophetess as a base and you get a really interesting take on the genre.
Appeal to reviewer is a 10. What can I say? I mostly know the story by heart by now and yet, I still come back for more. Not for a sequel. For this story, and only this one. And remember: Keep running and choose before the choice is made for you; a choice you will likely not be able to accept.
If you’re even one of the few able to choose.
Terrific author, off hiatus and BAM! Another great @#$%ing story.
Posting schedule is specific, one chapter per day, so patience is necessary. Story is clearly building so that's hard.
Little stroke early but that's never why you should read this guy anyway. Good plot, great characters and end-of-the-world pace. Chapter titles provide big clues, too.
Outside of the titled creatures, we get to explore the human condition.
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