This novel is a cross between The Mortal Instruments series and War of the Worlds. The story is set in a post-apocalyptic world, with aliens and humans at war with one another, with the aliens in alliance with extraterrestrial demons.
It opens with a character by the name of Nightstalker, whose loss of the woman he loved has left him crippled and shying from his responsibility towards Earth. Enter Robert, a time-travelling, alien double agent. He reprimands Robert, reminding him of his one last fight against The Dragon, while providing him the assistance of Wildfire, a ruthless warrior capable of immense torture on aliens and shape-shifters.
But who is the Nightstalker, and why does he have the ultimate responsibility of saving humans and aliens? The story rewinds to the Christmas Eve of 1975, where unfortunate circumstances lead to 16-year-old Kevin being broken out of prison by Robert. Robert then explains the post-apocalyptic world to Kevin, that our choices are not our own, and that everything humans are doing is being recorded by a powerful machine, the Timeweb, which also has the ability to alter human minds and choices. Robert also explains that he and Kevin are part of a prophecy that says a super-powered human named Kevin Knight will cause the end of all things, to preserve the universe, Earth must be destroyed. Read on to find out whether Kevin chooses to lead a normal life or one of the Savior, and if his choice has an impact on the prophecy and the future.
This debut author has penned the multiple story arcs brilliantly, with other characters, such as Daren and James, getting significant character development. The most powerful character has been Robert, who comes off as caring but cunning and a rash decision-maker if need be, focused on his task at hand while handicapped by his superiors. The quotes at the start of each chapter, ranging from Einstein to C.S.Lewis, add spark to the novel. However, the reader might feel Mr. Morris has overdone the element of gore to the point that it no longer phases the reader. Recommended for Sci-Fi or Fantasy readers.
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