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This review is from: The Lives of Tao (Kindle Edition)
It's a perfectly formed piece of fiction and a joy to read. I stayed up till 5am to finish it because I couldn't bear to put it down.
This is the story of how a pizza loving, under-achieving slob (Roen) has his mind and body invaded by an ancient alien with an agenda (Tao). They're stuck with each other until Roen dies - and unless he puts in a lot of hard physical work, that's not likely to be very long at all. It's time for Roen to man up. He's not keen.
Tao is a major player in his faction's ongoing war against their erstwhile brother aliens. They can't survive the Earth's atmosphere outside of a host body and they can only move bodies if the old one dies. Jumping into Roen was an act of desperation on Tao's part but his inconvenient morals won't let him send a kill order just so that he can transfer out. The war is hotting up and his superiors need him back in the game ASAP. They don't much care who his host is as long as he is capable of getting the job done. They're pretty sure Roen isn't; and soon Tao is fighting on three fronts - the Genjix, his impatient bosses and his unwilling host.
Roen's life is changing whether he likes it or not. Could it turn out that he likes the new one better?
This book was funny, absorbing and inventive. I really hope there's a sequel in the pipeline.