Tate Publishing & Enterprises LLC
Price of Vengeance is a futuristic sci-fi novel about Liam, a soldier who defends the last remaining city from an infestation of chitin, huge insects that kill humans.
Although the story seems to be mainly about a sci-fi military action tale about killer insects (and it is for those who enjoy this kind of novel) the real story is how a person's values can help them through the most bitter experiences.
Liam leans on his bond with family and friends to ground him as he faces his enemies who lack any moral values. The novel delves deeply into the issue of the price of vengeance, hence the title. To win against those whose goals is to achieve their vengeance at any cost, it would seem the only way to defeat them is by imitating them. But what do we become in the process? Liam struggles with this issue. Liam’s deep connection with family and friends help him see his way through.
I enjoyed the author’s knowledge of literary classics and ancient history that added an intelligent storyline to this book. Being a history buff, I appreciated the references to Shakespeare, Psalms and ancient history.
The story plot is well executed and comes out nicely about fighting one's enemy without losing oneself. I found that in a short time without losing my expectation for action the author developed well the world of New Olympia. The characters felt real and the tension rose steadily to the end. The book is well worth the read.
I am looking forward to reading the second book in the Dreamscape Warriors series. Look for my review of Promise of Mercy on July 17.
Note: This book is rated PG-13 for violence and bloody battle scenes.
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Disclosure by Fil Piccolo: Thanks to Laura Fabiani for sending me this book for review. I was not compensated in any other way, nor told how to rate or review this product.