After I read six books from the Conspiracy Chronicles series by the young author Michael Evans, I was eager to read its prequel which takes place several years before the events in the first book in the series, Breakdown. Michael nailed it again. In Deadwave he realistically describes Sam’s emotional state of mind and all the darkness of his suicidal thoughts after he lost his mom who killed herself by jumping off a cliff.
Emotions, regrets, qualms of conscience. The entire atmosphere around his father and best friend Jake are so painfully described as he was describing his personal trauma. It is an honest reminder to all of us on what we sacrifice to reach our goals by not spending enough time or sharing love with our dearest ones. These parts of the book are the most powerful. But they don’t overshadow the other parts when Sam follows his dream to become the best player in the virtual reality zombie-infested video game Deadwave.
Deadwave: Conspiracy Chronicles Prequel only confirms the exceptional potential of young Evans as a writer with a fantastic imagination, impressive writing skills, and the power to capture us into his dystopia-science fiction-thriller world. Another success and a must read!
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