Twenty years ago, a comet crashed on Earth, and with it brought a mysterious alien virus that wasn’t supposed to interfere with human DNA, but somehow it did, and it cost the lives of billions of people. For four long, agonizing years, the virus halved the world population every six months, and birth rates hit a new low. Now, two decades later, the virus is the only thing humanity doesn’t have to worry about.
People do what they know best in catastrophic events, and history repeats itself. In this case, people don’t unite, they are divided in their own self-made societies. Lori, a Special Forces Colonel, belongs to the Marin, a well-organized military society. Her job is to train new recruits and to make them the best possible soldiers in order to defend their society and protect them from the people that belong nowhere. They live in the streets, move a lot, and have nothing left to lose.
When a soldier is wounded during an exercise that turned out to be a death trap and she disappears from the hospital, along with her medical records, and it’s like she never existed, Lori is determined to find her and uncloak the mystery behind dozens of disappearances involving Marin soldiers the past few months. In her quest, Mika, her best and only friend, accompanies her. Their bond is a particularly strong one, and they will do everything to keep each other safe. What they discover will put them and the remaining humanity in grave danger.
Lori is a very complex and multidimensional character, and that’s exactly what makes her so unique, real, and appealing to the reader. She may look tough on the outside, but she hasn’t forgotten that once, a long time ago, she was a little, fragile girl who got a glimpse of what life with its blue sky, colorful nature, and adorable kittens used to be.
Purged Souls is set in a dystopian futuristic wasteland that used to be America. It’s well-written, action-packed, and full of twists. Conspiracies and lies can deceive, secrets are revealed, loyalties are tested, and self-doubt takes over. Purged Souls is a hauntingly atmospheric debut novel by Kagan Tumer about an apocalyptic world that makes you question humanity’s fate.
|Page Count||418 pages|
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|Category||Science Fiction & Fantasy|