Arclight is an excellent novel with some roots in heavy science fiction. Fortunately you don’t have to be familiar with heavy science fiction to understand and enjoy this book. There’s a great mystery at the center of it, accompanied by a very interesting and conflicted character. A great part of the novel is that unlike a lot of science fiction films, it isn’t about action or romance, and lets the reader fully appreciate the hard work that the author put into crafting the story. The concept is fresh and intriguing, and a nice step away from the standard apocalypse novel. Arclight‘s only notable flaws are that it could have benefited from slightly slower pacing, and that the reader feels a bit out of touch with the protagonist by the end of novel. In addition to this, the author leaves a few questions and conflicts unresolved. However, for those who love this novel there is a joyful fact–there will be sequels to this awesome science fiction work.
Profanity/Language: 1 religious exclamation; 1 religious profanity; 1 anatomical term.
Violence/Gore: Characters are chased by creatures; there are multiple fight scenes involving guns and fists that result in varying levels of injury; characters suffer numerous severe wounds; there are brief instances of torture of non-human but sentient beings. There are several scenes where characters intentionally cut or burn themselves, a couple of which are graphic.
Sex/Nudity: Characters kiss.
Mature Subject Matter:
Death, humanity, bioethics
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