I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Revolt by Timothy C. Ward
Length: 9 hours and 30 minutes
Genres: Science Fiction, Action, Apocalyptic
Published by Evolved Publishing Pages: 262
Narrator: Stephanie Neff
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An apocalyptic battle for godhood in the rift between Iowa and the Abyss...
A fleet of enlarged praying mantises have invaded Des Moines, Iowa. Swarms of cicadas are turning survivors into winged soldiers. Orchestrating the war zone is a priestess of Order, who's pursuing godhood, and the nation of followers who’ll get her there.
Caroline's new friendship parts the veil between reality and myth, as a recruiter of Order needs her to hide him from capture. In their escape, the boss she’s loved like a father reveals his elevator into the Abyss.
In this new world, Caroline finds a usurped god and an angry ghost eager to make her their gateway back to power. What if the person her friends will need is heartbeats away from becoming the real threat?
Here is what I thought
Revolt is not my normal type of read but I was contacted by the author and it sounded interesting. I mean people turned into Cicadas! I am pretty hit and miss with apocalyptic type books but I found this one to be interesting.
The world has three different types of factions, Chaos, Order and Makers. Each of them, of course, think they are better than the others. Anton is an order mage and his world is thrown upside down when the priestess of Order decides she wants more power and creates this nasty virus that turns humans into large Cicadas, now instead of order she is creating chaos.
Carolyn meets Anton who was a recruiter for Order and soon her world is turned upside down and she is having trouble deciding what is reality and what should be a myth. She has heard of order magic but never thought it real, then she finds out she has maker powers. She ends up going down an elevator to the abyss that her boss shows her. It’s not much safer there as she has to use her brains and nursing knowledge to keep herself from to much trouble.
Carolyn was bitten by one of the bugs but she survived and now that makes her even more wanted by everyone, especially Sheila the priestess.
There is a lot going on in this book and sometimes I got a little confused but overall I am pretty sure I got what was going on. Carolyn is a strong character, she is thrown into a new world and learns to take care of herself pretty good. She just can’t believe that everyone kept all this from her. She is not sure if she trusts Anton or not but doesn’t have a lot of choices at times.
Anton’s whole world is turned upside down as he was one of Sheila’s men but now he has rebelled and she wants him dead. It seems now it doesn’t matter what you believe it’s a fight for survival for everyone.
Like I said I don’t read a lot of apocalyptic type novels and I thought this was kind of an interesting take on things. I can say I have never heard of one with human size Cicadas. 🙂 I am curious to see what will happen next.
Recommend if you like
Dystopian, apocalyptic type books, horror, and science fiction.
This was my first time listening to the narration of Stephanie Neff and I really thought she did a good job.
Audio rating: 4
(Sorry I don’t have an audio clip so check out Revolt on audible to see what you think.)
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