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Adrenalin-Fueled Dystopian Suspense
Reviewed in the United States on August 22, 2016
I thoroughly enjoyed this story of a possible future showing the outcome of an Islamic supremacist takeover of Europe. By the 22nd Century former native residents have become jizya-paying 2nd class subjects, or janissary troops in the Caliphate military, or outright slaves. Islam has become the central ideology across the continent, and tolerates dissent even less than the cosmopolitan Left does today. The novel follows the turmoil that enters the lives of several characters pulled from their toil. The escalation of events is handled very well, pushing up what's at stake and showing the protagonist's measured, building, visceral response. The story's climax really rocks! I have since gone on to read the first two titles in Kratman's 'Carerra Series', and those too are storytelling at its finest.
I also enjoyed how the author explores the world according to Islam, its ideology, its worldview, where the expansionism comes from, what it portends, how it can be resisted and fought, what the risks are, and what the outcome could be if no resistance is forthcoming.
Plus the novel is just great entertainment. It's one of the best high-action, adrenalin-fueled suspense novels on a plausible direction this global conflict could take. It's full of relentless action. Plus the characters resonate and feel very true-to-life.