As a consumer of sci-fi, fantasy, graphic comics, cyber-punk, and other kindred genres of novels, I can say that this is a new excursion into the realm of comic graphic novel, if I had to place it in a specific genre, that is. As opposed to spending a lot of time with background in the beginning, the author sends you right into the fray of action. Some may find it a bit disorienting at first, but will soon realize that the characters are more than interesting enough, along with the story-lines they are involved in, to capture the imagination and send you right into the fray of their respective situations. I, personally, am a fan of jumping into the action and having the story come together the further I read.
The idea of human evolution achieving the next level of development is not a new concept, but the author takes the direction of what many in our current society be believed to not only be possible, but inevitable, such as Government entities using genome experimentation to allow the standard homosapien to progress to the next level. This has been theorized and fictionalized in many different ways, whether by comics, conspiracy theories, fictional novels, or an underground belief by some within the general public to be actually in process.
Where this differs from other interpretations of genome evolution is not only the method of progression, but in the mystery as to how the individuals were initiated. GNA: Initiate introduces you to characters that may seem similar to traditional comic book heroes and heroines in some ways, but the abilities they possess is where the similarities stop. It's almost impossible to imagine a super-human with abilities that haven't already been used by a character from comics or movies, but where the author deviates from the norm is how they are not only introduced to their latent abilities, but how they deal with them, as well as how the characters are connected to each other and how they are developed into the usage of their abilities.
It's easy to imagine a person with some sort of "mutant" abilities, but it takes so much more to make a reader identify with both significant and trivial parts of human existence that the character experiences. This book takes the reader on a journey to discover these things, yet also allows the yearning for "what's next?"
Rest assured that you will get some answers the further you read, yet you'll also be itching for the next entry, once you're done with this entry that will hopefully be the first of many.
Join the journey into the realm of GNA. Read your current fringe news stories and you might just find that the author may not be writing fiction, as much as he is writing the possible future...