Wednesday, May 18, 2016
author: Harambee K. Grey-Sun
average rating: 3.16
book published: 2012
read at: 2016/05/18
date added: 2016/05/18
'Broken Angels' by Harambee K. Grey-Sun is part of a series called Eve of Light. While it started with an interesting premise, it lost me in some loopy things that were introduced.
A dystopian future where a virus called White Fire has broken out. Those infected either die or are given limited powers based on it. Robert Goldner is partnered with Darryl Ridley and they look for the missing. In this case, a young girl. They use their strange powers to infiltrate a house and make a rescue, but it has it's own twists. Robert seems to be stand up guy, but Darryl is a womanizer who likes to "rescue" the women he comes across.
And then it gets weird (or weirder depending on what you thought of the previous paragraph). Darryl goes missing. Robert's new partner is a strange woman who speaks of visiting another dimension called XynKroma filled with strangeness and alien beings. At this point, I felt like the book went a bit off the rails. Darryl is captured and tortured by a group of women who have names that all begin with V. They refer to a book he knows and quotes from, but they have a missing chapter he's never seen.
A few weird elements I can handle, but this was just a few too many. And the XynKroma stuff felt weirdly preachy and a bit too earnest. I might have gone along with it as an alternate dimension, but it was just too over the top. I finished it, but I almost didn't.
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