Publisher: Permuted Press
The monster from your nightmares is here. It’s destroying civilization. Soon the human race will be extinct.
The year is 2037, and Corporal Kimi Jayden has one chance to rescue the lone refugee girl who is miraculously immune to Reaper absorption. Twelve-year-old Lily walks the deserted streets of Savannah alone, ever since the Reaper absorbed her family—and tried and failed to absorb her—a year ago. An amorphous creature that has nearly wiped out civilization, growing as it feeds, the Reaper assimilates its prey’s intelligence when it consumes flesh and blood. Growing smarter with each human it absorbs, the Reaper transforms into monsters created from our darkest nightmares—and it loves tormenting its victims.
Kimi and her fellow survivors in the North Georgia Renegade Enclave believe Lily’s DNA holds the key to mankind’s survival. But the Reaper covets and abducts Lily, and Kimi must battle a ghastly horde of Reaper incarnations to preserve humanity’s last hope against extinction.
JAGANNATH reveals the resilience and determination of the human spirit in an action-filled tale of terror, selfless courage, and ultimate triumph and redemption.
Most of the characters were well done. The one that stood out the most was, Lily. Every chapter she was in held me captive. She's a 13 year old, naive girl who is far more special than she gives herself credit for. She also gets herself into several unsavory situations that didn't always turn out as expected.
The action scenes are drawn out and sometimes became a bit melodramatic but they're never predictable. The good guys aren't always going to win and the wait was well worth it. At times, it had an almost movie-like quality.
An ironic note was the amount of Christianity in a book named after a Hindu deity. I got a good chuckle from that.
I have a sneaking suspicion I'm going to go checking out Soulsnatcher soon.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Colleagues and readers alike have dubbed Kerry Alan Denney The Reality Bender. A multiple award-winning author, Kerry incorporates genre-blending elements of the supernatural, paranormal, sci-fi, fantasy, and horror in his novels and short stories - speculative fiction at its wildest and craziest. With joy, malicious glee, and a touch of madness, he writes reality-bending thrillers, even when the voices don’t compel him to. His protagonists are his children, and he loves them as dearly as he despises his antagonists... even when he has to kill them.
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