The third book of this, so far, very enjoyable tetralogy.
We left book two after the story split into two stories on two worlds, Earth and Kant, and enter book three where the story moves onto Kant almost in its entirety.
One would have expected a little slowing down in the story by now, but no, in fact the story starts going more, especially towards the last quarter of this book.
More characters are added to the cast, more ingredients are stirred to the mix, more clues are added to the puzzle, but still very little is being revealed as to what is really going on. And it works really well, you just want more of it.
And so wanting more i dive straight into the fourth and final book, where, hopefully, all will be revealed and we will find all the answers to this puzzle.
I really enjoyed book one of this tetralogy, so i dived straight into book two, and really enjoyed this as well.
Not as flowing as the first book as its essentially two separate stories set on two separate worlds, but it still flows as well as it can be.
As with the first book, there’s no words wasted on pointlessness. Everything keeps the story moving forward, which is what we like.
More clues are added to the puzzle of what caused the Variant in the first place, yet i’m not left hoping for the answer any time soon as i’m quite enjoying putting the pieces together in my own head. Yes, it’s definitely one of those, ‘Can-you-guess-yet?’ stories.
And because you’re always eager for more clues to the puzzle you just have to keep reading. And so it’s straight onto book three.
A gas called ‘Variant’ has engulfed the Earth and only a small pocket of humans cling to life in an underground city. Procreation is strictly controlled, resources are limited, and time is running out to find a solution to humanity’s future as the city is slowly failing from age.
The solution this book deals with is to genetically engineer the children to be able to exist breathing Variant, thus allowing future generations to return to the surface, and this is the story of one of those groups. And, i have to say, it’s a rather good story too.
It certainly keeps moving along at a good pace as there’s a lot going on in the city with the various competing groups and their agendas.
It’s well written with good characters throughout.
All in all, a very good start to this post apocalyptic, dystopian future, tetralogy — and i’m happily diving straight into the next book for more of it.
The Vernal Memory — J. N. Chaney
Finally at the fourth book. Looking forward to reading it all.
Review coming soon.