Cybrosis: A Codename CIRIS Conspiracy: Volume 1 Paperback – 22 Apr 2014
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I recommend you pick up this book if you have a chance. It's a solid read and more then worth it's price.
This book started out as Podcasts, which you can find on the authors site. I found my way there by way of Tales from the Archives, and listened to the first podcast. I loved what I heard, but not having an iPod to load to, and not being able to carry with me, along with always being interrupted at home (you know how those kids and husbands are) I wasn't able to get to listening to more. Which bummed me out as I really wanted to. So, when I found out P.C. Haring made his debut into books, I jumped at the chance to read a copy of this book. And I'm so glad I did.
We start with full, high speed action with loads of bullets and fire! Then we end with it as well. And through out the book, yes we have it there too. Ciris is always wrestling with someone.
I loved the word usage! So vivid, and easy to visualize. Such strong words used, dropped the images into my head.
"riddled with holes..."
"She raised her left arm and a pod slightly larger than a deck of playing cards rose a few centimeters from the back of her forearm." - This whole sentence made it so easy to visualize! Who couldn't see this?
This brings me to my next subject, cyber and technology. I always get a little fearful when picking up a cyber book or science fiction book that I will not understand the equipment or terms used. In this case, P.C. Haring made it incredibly easy for me. His descriptions were vivid and in terms I understood. He didn't linger on the items longer than he had to, I know there is some huge and powerful equipment here, but as they are part of the setting and story, they were not the storyline itself. Ciris was. Thank you P.C. Haring. I enjoyed the high tech equipment and usage. The cars, can be driven or navigate on their own. Computer access to Centers network from in the car.
Ciris... I have to say I feel for this woman. All that has happened to her to get here, and beyond. She is broken, but she is very strong. Really, one of my kind of leading ladies. P.C. Haring does well of controlling our feelings where Ciris is concerned, when we feel with Ciris the holes in her heart then turn it off with Ciris to be business when at work.
P.C. Haring kept me wondering and turning the pages as he deepened the mystery behind Cybrosis, the virus, and the betrayals all around in each chapter. I was curious what our "man" would do next, when would we meet him, and why. I wanted to learn all the answers and to see what destruction Ciris would create next.
Very nice debut into books!
The Bad: Slow start to the plot as I said, the plot does move briskly but it's super slow at the start. Some of the action can get confusing requiring (at least for me) a re-read or two of previous pages to figure out what was going on. Not so bad that I was brought out of the action, it was really easy to pick back up but sometimes you feel you missed a critical piece of information so you HAD to go back. The author sometimes likes to beat the readers head in with the reason why the character is doing what they are doing but let's not call this The Bad, rather, let's call this The Annoying Thing ALOT of Authors Do.
I won't go into story details, because if you're reading this, you've read the blurb by the author or other reviews. This is what I liked and disliked about the book, as all reviews should be.