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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Read, 1 Nov. 2012
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This review is from: Vitalis (Kindle Edition)
Another great book by Jason but as a single book instead of split into individual novellas.
I have read most of Jason's published work and I knew I would want books 2-3-4 so I plunged in and bought the Omnibus.
I wasn't disappointed.

This has got some excellent character development and as usual Jason doesn't shy away from topics like not everyone preferring the opposite sex. He does this in a non in your face way but it just occurs as part of the plot as a recognition that not everyone is heterosexual! If you find that offensive then don't buy the book, I'll refrain from saying more but don't buy it and then complain it contained some very mild homosexual plot.

The storyline and plot are all internally consistent; you are not left with any feelings of inconsistencies often the hallmark of self-published or on occasion 'authors' who seem to have made the top 10 best sellers without being able to write a proper plot or do any character development. (I'll say no more except their are Angels and Demons in all of us - the code for an author I'm referring to might be cracked! The point here is that Jason has self published several series that are becoming as good and in cases better than many top 10 list authors.

What I mean when I find a novel internally consistent is that if it was a film it would not be relying on special effects to cover the holes in the plot and things that are just plain silly. Whereas the odd film might get away with this due to action or special effects it can't and doesn't get excused in a novel. This is especially important in Sci-Fi and Fantasy where poor authors will invoke some magic or technology that just doesn't fit with the rest of the book leaving the reader thinking they were cheated.

Jason is also not scared to explore the darker side to human nature, indeed he has a separate series almost dedicated to how humans can be cruel and nasty and act like Lord of the Flies (Dark Earth Series) but equally how they can change. One of the common themes throughout Jason's books is the concept of no-one is absolutely evil. In Vitalis Jason humanises the monsters whilst at the same time exploring the personification and humanising of the monsters, a theme he has done in other series as well (even going to the extent of humanising a demon).

If you like clear distinctions and Paladin hero's on white chargers then Jason isn't for you.... he is not scared to show the bad side of his hero's nor shy of a heroine taking the lead role. All his characters have deliberate personality flaws, just like real people nor is there a single hero (or heroine) but every character is a hero or heroine to some extent and perhaps a demon to a different extent.

I will not go into the plot, if you want that then download the first part FREE (New Beginnings (Vitalis)).
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