Alliance of Shadows
This is a seemingly seamless collaboration in which the action is instant and nigh unending, and the agencies and actors are introduced in a hail of gunfire!
The institutions, elaborately detailed as any could wish, are fantastic (the Illuminati!). Exodus subsumes all the special forces actors and retreaded spooks that could be wished for; these institutions have personae attached with fine detail and personality development, and as points of view shift, new angles of perception grow on the reader.
Despite constant historical development, one does not become bogged down as the histories herein are themselves riots of action and risk.
First-person immediacy focuses those viewpoints, and the viewer/actors are stronger than life. One villain, the Pale Man, makes Fu Manchu look…plebeian.
Those with a yen for gun porn will be fulfilled, and those desirous of multiple deaths will be sated.
I will not attempt to sketch the plot, which is a multiple-stranded complexity.
There is a comic book intensity (that is a compliment) without requiring sequential art. The writing makes such an impact that illustration would be superfluous. I’ve read Larry Correia before and was curious as to how Mike Kupari would interface with him. There’s no disappointment and no diminution.
Larry Correia • Mike Kupari