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- Language: English
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The best thing about this story is the creativity of the plot. It is clear that the author has quite the imagination. Sadly, I found that the actual story fails to do justice to the creativity of the idea behind it.
I realize this is fiction but there were several plot elements that did not make sense to me. If the polar ice caps melted, wouldn't people have to move to higher ground? Instead it is mentioned that the people of europe fled to the middle east as the seas rose. That makes no sense to me. Wouldn't they flee to the alps? If europe was underwater, wouldn't the middle east be underwater too?
Furthermore, the fact that humanity managed to mutate into three separate races in such a short time really stretches my ability to suspend disbelief. The author does not have a realistic viewpoint on how mutation and evolution actually work. The idea that humans could become so different in less than 70 years is ridiculous. The people of america develop gills and don't need to eat, they get nutrients from the water through osmosis, while the people of the middle east grow hard shells to protect them from the UV rays. Its a little to much for me to swallow.
Regarding the suspension of disbelief, the story doesn't take long to veer off into some crazy territory. We quickly learn about the "Illuminators," a race which has been around longer than humans and has been tampering with our DNA since we were apes and is responsible for the "myth of Lucifer." The only ones who knew the truth? The popes. Really. Plus it just seems to get crazier from there as we are introduced to "The Truth Seekers" and "The White Illuminators." Honestly, its a bit much.
Additionally, there are some weird formatting problems with this book. Strange unnecessary boxes surround the title and authors names on the first page. The table of contents looks like an excel document that someone forgot about halfway and never finished. I have no problem with a non-conventional format, but honestly there are so many inconsistencies here that I can't imaging the author did this on purpose.
While I respect the author's creativity I feel like he/she tried too hard to cram too much into this story. I would have liked to see less time spent introducing all the players on this world's stage, and seen better character development from Simon and his mom Mary. I'm not trying to be cruel but I feel like the writing here often lacks polish. To the author- Remember, in writing it is often better to show than to tell.
I award 2 stars for the creative plot and an extra half star because I didn't find any typos. I'll be nice and round that up to 3 stars since amazon doesn't allow for half star ratings.
Although it is possible that dedicated sci-fi enthusiasts might enjoy the creative concepts enough to look past some of this stories shortcomings, I suggest casual readers steer clear of this one.
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