What an amazing start of a new series! This book is incredibly engaging, exciting, suspenseful, original, scary, and incredibly well written, the latter being a norm for this author. I loved everything about it and I can’t wait to read the next book.
This is an interesting mix of dystopian, science fiction, technological advancement, horror, and YA fantasy with elements of magic. As usual, the author does not limit himself to one genre but lets his imagination guide him into the worlds unknown. Sometimes I feel like there are no limits to this author’s imagination and originality. Well, not just sometimes, most of the time. The author always surprises me with something new, unexpected, and unusual.
The main character is Clare, a young engineer who starts asking forbidden question and when they do not get answered, she starts looking for answers herself. What she finds is equally shocking as it is scary. Clare is determined young woman on a mission and nothing will stop her from finding out the truth. Her strength is unparalleled and her spirit unbreakable. Even when she faces the worst horrors and stares death in the face she fights with everything she’s got.
Later on as the story unfolds, there are so many incredible details that start falling together as a puzzle. And all the unexpected twists and turns in the plot start making perfect sense. The way the author unfolds the story slowly and masterfully presents the intricate details of the plot is breathtaking.
The characters are beautifully developed, not just Clare, but her father, Carrie, Waine, and Oswald. I am not saying anything more about the characters, you just have to meet them by yourself. And the automatons are so versatile and so surprising, masterfully done.
I am missing all the words I need to praise this book, this series, and this author as much as I think they deserve. I think the author has outdone himself on this one and even if I thought I could not love him more or admire his work more, oh this just made me fall in love all over again. I need more!!!!!
Currently reading, review coming asap.
Reclamation (Substation 7: Book 3) available for pre-order on Amazon
Release Date 21 March 2020.
Emancipation (Substation 7: Book 4) available for pre-order on Amazon
Release Date 10 August 2020.
More about Kell Inkston and his books can be found on Goodreads and the author’s website. Additional work by the author is also available on RoyalRoad. Adn you can join the author’s group on Facebook.
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On 3 October 2019, Condemnation reached a high 6th place in Dystopian fiction.
And on 5th October it has reached a high 5th place in Dark Fantasy Horror.
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