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Age of Giants - awakening Paperback – January 25, 2012
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I recommend this if you are in the mood for a read with a strong female charactor and a really cool concept of who/what angels really are...
The story started by presenting a familiar post-apocalyptic world, with raider clans struggling for survival and freedom, living a guerilla lifestyle, fighting against the feared Nephilim and their human minions. My personal opinion is that the plot lacks a certain initial punch, despite the fact that the opening lines describe a raid against a Nephilim outpost, carried out by Nora (the main character) and two other raiders, a raid that doesn't go exactly as planned.
In the beginning, the story is often interrupted by narrative chunks, trying to tell the history of the Nephilim and to describe the world as it is at the moment of the story. It would have been a lot better if this history was recalled through the eyes or the mind of one of the characters, but the way it is, it breaks up the development of the plot.
Another bad thing I felt was that everything is too recognizable, the story feels like any other story about post apocalyptic scenarios. Only in the second half does the story pick up and takes a unique flavor.
But, despite these things, I really enjoyed the book. The action is tense, never letting down once it picks up, and Nora is a total badass. Too bad hers is the only major character development, the other characters being way less developed. In fact the story is told mainly through Nora's point of view, with some of the author's interventions.
All in all, it is a book worth reading, and I want to continue the story.
The protagonist is a beautiful young guerrilla named Nora, who is forced to embark upon a rescue mission after her team is captured by the forces of the Nephilim. She is a ruthless (in a good way) and unshakably loyal warrior, shouldering an impossible burden of responsibility. Although she presents a cold exterior, we get to know the slightly more vulnerable woman at the core. We not only want her to succeed as a champion of humanity, but as a heroic individual.
Although the language seems a bit forced in a few places, this was still a thoroughly enjoyable story, and one I can heartily recommend.
I have chosen to give this book 4 stars, only because they don't allow you to choose four and a half. The only reason I didn't give it five stars, is the occasional departure from reality. The fact that the heroin was drained of what seems like copious amounts of blood and then jumps up to start a fight was one such departure, other times there are just too many 'easy' in's for the protagonists to accomplish their tasks, though we all want things to go smoothy for them to defeat their enemies, life is not like that. The story occurs in our physical world, albeit a kind of post-apocalyptic world, therefore in my opinion, should follow the physical rules of our world, the Nephilim equipment not-withstanding, as to our physical capabilities.
Otherwise it is an engaging, rich novel with likeable characters that are well thought out and interesting for the most part; Stu and Bern could use some further fleshing out, but are sufficient enough for the read.
Looking forward to book 2!
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