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Fast-paced and compelling fantasy thriller
on 12 September 2011
Fast and compelling read for any fan of contemporary fantasy. Great elements of a thriller thrown into every chapter.
Abe Griffin obtains eternal youth during a secret mission in World War II. Now, sixty years later, an old enemy returns to kill Abe's surviving squad members and reclaim the relics obtained during that secret mission.
o Loved the bait bags. They're the perfect enemy.
o While Abe is immortal, he's not impervious to pain. Several times throughout the book, his weaknesses are shown.
o Virtually every chapter ends on a cliffhanger. Each one is well done.
o Good use of foreshadowing and slowly revealing layers of truth throughout the story.
o Overall, very smooth writing style, and plot points flow smoothly from one to the next.
o Very few. Only a few places of confusion, caused in part because I was reading too fast, wanting to find out what happened next. This book definitely kept me up late a few nights.
o There were a couple of points that were over-explained or hit just a little too hard. However, this didn't take away too much from the overall story.
I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. When the paperback becomes available, I plan to purchase a copy.