Thursday, October 30, 2014
Immortal - by Steven Savile - An epic adventure in an apocalyptic world
Immortal is about a man without an identity, who wakes in a sleazy hotel room and begins a quest to find out who he really is. From a Gideon's bible he finds in the room he takes the name Temple.
For me, it was the journey that made this such an enjoyable read. He's now in a world with silver-eyed dead which Temple comes to think of as The Soulless and he refers to the end of civilization as The Fall.
In his search for a purpose, a thirteen-year-old girl convinces him to save her brother, taken by the Spider Boys. And so it goes.
When Temple reaches his final destination, all is explained, but it's certainly not a happy ending. That's OK. This is a story that doesn't need a happy ending. The tale is gritty, at times gruesome, and Temple is an anti-hero with few endearing qualities.
Published by BadPress, Immortal is available now in both paperback and for the Kindle through Amazon.com.
It's a great read. Highly recommended.