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These characters are simply too "real" to be so easily forgotten. Dugan and his select band of soldiers--each as true to character as they were in book one--, Dugan's estranged daughter, Faye: ". . . she still hated him, ergo, she was still his daughter.", the Facility, the corrupt Gutierrez with his crew, and Father Remmy Shumway with the boy, Josue, are all brought back to this heavy actioned sequel.
The Behrg makes great use of Venezuela's natural geography, as well as some additional changes, to give us an exceptionally "real" environment, with both natural and unnatural dangers. We begin on the "newly formed tabletop mountain in Southern Venezuela, recently named Tepui Byrd . . .". The biggest internal change here, I feel, is seen with Dugan, Faye, and Dugan's team. For some, the changes being wrought by the sought-after Shaman merely add to their current beliefs: "He had never believed in a world of black and white with clear delineations. Only a world with varying degrees of gray . . . ". For many others, their belief system is being radically challenged: "In days when you could no longer rely upon the sun rising or setting, it was difficult to know what you believed.". In the case of Faye, the change is perhaps the most dramatic as she is forced to confront some unsettling thoughts about her own nature: "Maybe that's life's greatest truth . . . We're all monsters. And the things we fear the most? They're inside us. They're what we know we will become . . .". Even those without previous convictions found themselves ". . . beginning to understand how people could justify belief when faced with questions that bore no answers."
In the midst of all the chaos and destruction surrounding this story, each group continues to be motivated by their individual plans and designs. There is death, depravity, and more illustrated by the opposing forces. The one unifying factor being that each wishes to be the one in control/possession of the legendary Shaman, or Takushkansh'kan--using his vast powers for their own goals.
". . . what Dugan had asked for; begged for--was as unholy as the demon who could make such a request come to pass."
The Behrg's writing style is brought into great light as his large cast of characters continue to show their individuality. From his descriptions of mass destruction, human frailty, the beauty and dangers of the Venezuelan forests, to the relevant social commentary, each and every scene has a ring of "truth" to it, and it was all too easy to lose myself completely in his "new world". Certain questions and comments even gave me pause: "So what happens when we break the cycle? When we eliminate death, are we no longer living?" Also the thought that, ". . . everyone kills to survive whether they realize it or not: most are just slowly killing themselves."
This is not only an engrossing thriller, but also a novel that brings to the surface some "uncomfortable" thoughts regarding our human race. Leaving us with another electrifying ending, I simply can't wait to see what "Chapter 3" has in store for us!
Highest recommendation, to read following the first chapter, THE CREATION: Axis Mundi.
So, a couple of months back I read Book One in The Creation series. I absolutely loved it and said so in my review. It seems that The Behrg appreciated that and sent me Book Two in the series to see if that one flowed just as well. Due to other commitments, I couldn’t read it straight away. This always worries me a little with a series. Is it going to be easy to pick up where it left off?
This is what I thought.
*****WARNING: YOU REALLY NEED TO READ BOOK ONE FIRST*****
Day two of the new world has started. It is daytime. At least everyone still alive thinks it is daytime. There is a strange light outside that no one can look at without going blind.
No one knows what is going on and no one knows how to get to the bottom of it.
Faye has been taken along with the shaman to an underground prison cell. The ones that are left from Dugan’s team must try and find her and find out what the shaman can do to fix things.
On the other hand, the shaman may not be all he is letting on to be. Everyone thinks he is creating a new world but he may just be trying to destroy it.
So, was it easy to pick up where it left off? It was surprisingly easy to do that because Book Two seems to pick up at the very second Book One finished. This pleased me a lot.
I am going to try and review this without giving away too much from Book One as well as this one.
A lot of the characters are the same but some have obviously gone out of the story from Book One. Faye is still there and miraculously, so is Dugan. The Shaman is still there along with most of Dugan’s men and a lot of the side characters.
No big explanation needed on the characters then. Apart from telling you that in terms of the type of story and the type of book, they all fit wonderfully. The Behrg has a knack of getting a true definition between the characters so that you know immediately who he is talking about in the story without actually having to name them. For a person like me, who needs the characters to be strong and stand out, this is ideal.
The plot is simple in this one. There is a rescue mission afoot to try and get Faye back from the rogue, dirty local authorities. They also need to try and get the Shaman back. Dugan is still convinced the shaman is the answer to many of the world’s problems, including the problem Faye has. The one that he knows about, but she doesn’t.
Most of this story is set around the rescue mission.
That is where my negative in this review comes in. I thought it dragged on too long.
Yes, in terms of the story, the plot is fantastic. There are a lot of elements thrown into the story that will keep you excited and guessing about what might still happen in future books. It just took too long to get there for me.
Having said that, in Let There Be Death, The Behrg certainly keeps the adrenalin flowing with lots of action and heart stopping moments that will keep you on the edge of your seat for most of the reading.
From the outset, the part of the story dealing with the bright light outside gives you a feeling of complete and utter isolation. No one can do anything in fear of the light. Everyone feels trapped and totally helpless. You start to feel this too and it is quite unnerving. Then later in the story, when things flip completely around in terms of the light, that feeling doesn’t change. In fact, it feels worse. Very clever writing to make two complete opposites make you feel exactly the same.
During the rescue, this is where the story gave me the most creeps. For Dugan and his men to get to the underground cavern, they must swim. For someone like me who is afraid of confined spaces, this was terrifying. The atmosphere during this part is superb. You can almost taste the fear. You will be holding your breath with the characters and you will nearly die with them.
Once inside the cavern, The Behrg paints a wonderful picture of what it looks like, giving you a perfect illustration in your head, if you let your mind flow with the story. Again, it is very creepy and you can feel the dark and the damp and smell the rancid smells as well feel the hopelessness along with Dugan and his men.
This book finishes in a way that sets it perfectly for a Book Three. You know there is more to the story. You just have no idea where it is going to go. There are a lot of questions left hanging. What you thought was good and right may not be after all. Or is it?
That is what I like most about this story. You get grabbed by the throat and dragged into it, but when it is finished, you still have no idea where it is going to end and what, or who, is good or bad.
To summarise: continues from the very second Book One leaves off. You get the same action and scares and adrenalin rushes as Book One. This one just dragged a bit for me in terms of the rescue. Everything else pulls the score back up though.
★★★★★ love this series.
Thriller / Supernatural rating:
★★★★★ it has everything.
I thought this was an interesting study in the "greyness" of humanity - motivations, aspirations, personal morality and the impact on those around each character. There was a roster of characters. Normally, I do not like this in a book, mainly because writers make their characters generic, and I have trouble remembering the role the individual character is playing. In The Behrg's novel, this is not the case. Each character's physicallity, emotionality, and capacities are very well defined and distinguishable.
Often The Berhgh's word choices had the lyricism of an epic poem. Interestingly, this did not happen in times of interspection and quietude of the novel's natural flow but in the moments that most made me feel uncomfortable with the action taking place, making the unfolding event that much more horrible in the juxtoposition of expression and gore.
Recommended for those who enjoy horror, the occult, thrillers