Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Book Review -- Emissary by Chris Rogers

EmissaryEmissary by Chris Rogers
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

A digital copy of this book was provided to me in exchange for an honest review.

This book is a super-cool mix of adventure, sci fi and action. There are multiple threads and characters to follow. First there is this non-earthling, Emissary Ruell who arrives on Earth, and because his race cannot communicate with earthlings, takes over the President's form. He is here to stop his people from getting doomed. The President, Addison, has no idea of this alien invasion into her body, and is blissfully oblivious, focusing her energies on her immediate problems - if she loses the election, she believes she would letting down and giving into the stereotyped notion of who can and cannot rule the country. To add to her woes, her ally, the Vice President, has been taken hostage in another continent. Each of these protaganists has their own motives and agendas. Will these two join forces to save their respective worlds and lives, or will they become adversaries, is what the book takes us through.

Although the reader could feel that the book drags on in a few places and might wish that the narration was more pacy, the nice plot makes up for it. The author weaves a multi-dimension story, involving politics, sci fi, emotions and motives. The characterisation of Addison is remarkable - denoting the pull of the dilemma between doing what she wants to, and what she needs to.

I would recommend this book to lovers of sci-fi and adventures.

My rating for this book: 3.5 stars

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