Wednesday, 16 July 2008

7th Son Book Three : Destruction

The Official Blurb

As day four in the 7th Son adventure begins, John Alpha's quest for anarchy and genocide enters its final stage.

At every turn, the global terrorist has been triumphant. The world is reeling from a nuclear attack. An unprecedented energy crisis is upon us. Alpha himself has exclusive access to the White House, and secret weapons primed to propel his conspiracy into the endgame. The goal: planetary chaos.

Amidst this turmoil, the 7th Son's four surviving Beta Clones -- John, Father Thomas, Kilroy2.0 and Jack -- must defy their creators and hunt Alpha on their terms. Their mission: to stop the greatest assassination plot in history. The secrets John and his brothers discover will press them toward a final battle with their progenitor ... a battle in which the clones are outgunned, outnumbered and out of time.

Alliances will be made. Heroes will die. The end is nigh.

My Review

Wow! What can I say, it was totally beautiful. An excellent end to the trilogy. Its hard to think that a story that includes a few Nukes popping off half way through can raise the game for a tremendous endgame. 7th Son somehow manages it.

The previous two books that I have reviewed on this blog were outstanding and the author has carried on when drawing the trilogy to a conclusion. The characters that you come to love and loathe are fully formed when the book starts and this makes the events of this final part all the more momentous.

When the characters are hurt you feel thier pain, when they struggle to win through, you strain with them. You know the odds, you know how much of an underdog the good guys are and you really really want them to win through, but can't see anyway to achieve it.

Simply put this whole series is excellent and a must-read-listen.

Reading 3/3
Production 3/3
Story 3/3

Total Score 9/9

This book is available from Podiobooks.

There is an Audio Promo for the book.