Dystopian with a Twist!
The Story line: Well, a kitchen sink full of characters
Cancer is endemic. Much of the world’s population has died or is dying. Those who linger are sent to an island to die. Many others become zombies and roam in the wilds. The Authority rises to rule and those with money live opulent lives in a guarded society. But there is a rebellion growing, a grass roots thing. A secret military is surgically developing a new breed of superior soldiers to fight the zombies.
This is an offbeat story, but surprisingly engaging . Told from the POV of two protagonists.
Liza is a young cancer survivor who has been bitten twice by zombies and lived. More than lived. She has become incredibly strong. She meets The Writer, Jeremy who is a leader in the rebellion against the Authority.
Tommy is a young soldier who has been modified. When angry, he turns into a raging monster, (Hulk-ish).
The Author, Logan Keys take dystopia to a new off beat level, but it works!
The Writing: really good
The Characters: complex but inconsistent
Humor: tongue in cheek
Pacing: Fast, mostly, but meanders at times.
Sex: Some. (well, an almost rape scene)
Overall: Interesting. 4 stars because most of it kept my interest.
2 thoughts on “The Gods of Anthem”
The premise sounds very uniqur. I’ve never read anything where cancer was endemic! why are the other becoming zombies?
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Hi Daniela, It’s a mystery actually, something to do with a terrible flu and than they bite others. The writing is good, but the storyline left me puzzled at times.