Soft Science Fiction Cygnus International Award Finalist.
Scientists have genetically engineered a race of mutants with superhero-like abilities.
Earth is dying and mutants which no longer wishes to follow orders of the tyrannical government. Rebel Evos and government factions clash in a fight for survival and control. Tessa must choose a side, but both sides seem corrupted by power.
What happens when the world goes sideways on humanity? Humans have pushed Mother Earth to her breaking point and our worst fears are realized. To survive, scientists turn to genetically enhanced super-humans as our saviors. What happens when our saviors realize they are the superior species and they no longer wish to take orders?
Tessa struggles to survive the harsh new environment of earth in addition to hostile super-humans called Evos. Common people are stuck between the fight for power between what remains of human government factions and new Evo leaders. Tessa is forced to make a choice on which side has humanity’s best interests in mind. She begins to realize the greedy and destructive nature of humanity and the possibility that neither side is righteous, and both are corrupted by power.
Review by Twinsie Kelly
The story starts out with a bang and the action continues clear to the end of the book. Tessa lives in a post apoc world on a ravaged earth where everyone is just trying to survive. The basic humans try to do their part and lay low so as not to bring down the wrath of the Evos, the superhumans, who stopped taking orders from us lowly humans a long time ago. Tessa is pushed to the brink when an Evo attacks her school and her sister is missing. She and her best friends are put in the middle of a fight trying to save her sister and Tessa finds she may have some abilities of her own. She then gets to meet some other Evos who are trying to bring the bad Evos down so that everyone can live in harmony. She feels that she is being manipulated for her powers and this causes her to struggle with figuring out where she belongs in this crazy new world.
The story was written well with good world building and a great story line. There is also the political component that lurks in the midst of the story. Each side thinks they are right and Tessa has to figure out where she belongs or if she tries to run from them both. There were quite a few typos in the book and some areas were a little difficult to read because of this. Overall the story was great and definitely has me intrigued. A solid 4 stars.
Rey Clark is a fantasy/science fiction author.
Path of Ascension Trilogy is completed (Epic Fantasy)
Flames of Valor, Fire Forged, & Inferno Rising
Titan Code Series (Urban Fantasy/Science Fiction)
Dawn of Genesis, Age of Redemption (2020), & Final Legacy (2021)
Legends Chronicles (Middle-Grade Urban/High Fantasy)
Legends of the Vale, Legends of the Weirded Ways (2020), Legends of the Phoenix Flame (2022)
Runemaster Saga (Historical Urban Fantasy)
Realm of Thrual a new project with details coming soon.
Other projects involve a cyberpunk series under development.
Tabletop role-playing game collaboration called Void Path Gaming system. Rey is developing the world build of Titanholm a post-apocalyptic steampunk world. The first adventure module is a sea & sky pirate adventure titled Fortune’s Coast.
Other ventures include YouTube streaming of Live tabletop role-playing 5th edition Dungeons & Dragons and Pathfinder with MurderHobos Inc.