Author: Michael Cristiano
Type of Book: eBook
Genre: Post Apocalyptic Science Fiction, Fantasy, Adventure
Length: 268 pages
Release Date: May 25, 2015
Publisher: Curiosity Quills Press http://curiosityquills.com
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐
* I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Many generations have passed since the Great Death. Humans are not alone. A race of blood thirsty mutants have evolved and live too close-by for comfort.
Joachim is a hunter. Ever since childhood he has heard stories about “Them”. The stories were sufficiently scary to keep even the most daring child from venturing far into the forest that surrounds their village.
Returning from a hunt Joachim is surprised to learn that one of “Them” had come to the village and found one of the children. The creature was alone, young and small and the child’s wound was minor. The elders killed it before it caused any more harm, but the incident brought back unpleasant memories of the night the creatures attacked the village and killed his Joachim’s father.
Joachim’s wife Darcie is pregnant and he fears for her safety and for the safety of the rest of the villagers.
It turns out that he was right to be worried. The mutant creatures have taken Joachim’s wife and in order to get her back he must find a way to give the mutant leader immortality.
This is an epic tale of good vs. evil and of the lengths someone will go to for the person they love.
This book is one that you will want to set aside some time for because once you start reading you will not want to stop.
The thing I liked best about this story was the fact that it combines dystopian/post-apocalyptic elements with science fiction and fantasy. This may seem like an unlikely mix, but it definitely works.
I rate this book as 4 out of 5 stars. ⭐⭐⭐⭐
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Michael Cristiano is a Canadian writer. The Black Oracle is his debut novel.