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This book is definitely on my list of re-reads. While I absolutely enjoyed it, I feel like there was so much to this book that I am going to have to read it, maybe twice more, just to grasp everything. That's not a bad thing. I love books that have so much going on, making them easy to dive back into without being bored the second time around. It did take me a bit to get into this book, just from the sheer amount of information and world-building.
I loved how this story unfolded in layers. Each time I thought I knew what was going on, something new was added. It left me continually guessing what was going to happen next, a definite plus in my book. The same goes for the characters. I enjoyed how they grew throughout the story, changing and sometimes revealing bits of themselves that you didn't know earlier in the story. I wasn't too sure about Lily's character in the beginning but that was quickly resolved. As she continued throughout the story, she became one of my favorites. I also thought Alan was just a pushover in the beginning but that changed, as well. It was nice, as well, to be able to get into the villain's head and really see why he thought everything should work out his way. It always shows great writing if the author is able to make you interested in the villain's story, as well. That definitely happened here.
And the narration! Andrea Emmes, as always, did a spectacular job. I felt like I was dropped into Alan and Lily's world, watching the events unfold along with them. Her pacing was such that I was able to speed the audio up (it's one of my little quirks, don't hate!) and it still sounded natural. And she is one of those narrators who makes it seem effortless to switch voices for the characters, giving each one their own special quality. I had no trouble knowing who was speaking in this book.
This is definitely one book I will be revisiting in 2018, to soak up even more!
The more I read, the more plot holes I began to see. Some of the characters spoke in Old English of the King James Bible. One character, John, started off speaking in Old English, then lost his dialect mid way through. And the dragon didn't breathe fire but was able to incinerate a whole city and its people.
Conquest is way too long and the video game chapters section doesn't make any sense. One minute a character is dead and the next that character is alive and trying to help the people of Earth during the end of days scenario. The ending also doesn't make any sense.
The story starts with Allan, a corporate lawyer, proposing to his girlfriend of four years, Lily, in a very awkward scene in a restaurant. Lily is an agent for the NSA and though she loves Allan, her job (which he knows nothing about) would interfere in a marriage between them.
As it turns out, neither Allan or Lily are what they seem and I mean that in a metaphysical sense as the reader soon discovers. Mr. Mulder has woven in strands from both the Old and New Testaments, dragons, conspiracy theories, nano technology, myths and legends about such diverse historical figures such as Elijah, Tamerlane, John the Apostle, and Noah to a cohesive adventure story.
Allan and Lily must save Earth from a soul-sucking creature while passing through portals to another world. I admit I was a bit confused about the logistics here, but it doesn't really matter to the story. There is a lot of violence, some gratuitous in my opinion, and I wasn't especially happy with the ending, but I look forward to the next book because, in the main, this was a good story that kept my interest. I recommend it to readers looking for something just a little different from the usual.
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