This book held my interest from page one. The main character, Jason Gouvas, lives a very normal life until one day everything familiar comes to an abrupt halt and he discovers his true calling in life. After initially resisting the changes he’s faced with, he eventually embraces his fate. Dan Haring is a witty writer who made the characters not only funny, but also real and believable. The concept of this book is unique and interesting. In addition, there were constant surprises creating an unpredictable story. While this is a book that would seemingly appeal primarily to men, a love story is intertwined as well, making it interesting to a female audience also.
Violence/Gore: There are many (32) brief incidents including but not limited to verbal threats; explosions; murder; death; getting beat up; fantasy violence; cutting self; fighting situations with and without death. There are few (5) extended incidents including murder; training to fight; fantasy violence; fighting situations with and without death.
Sex/Nudity: There are a few (10) brief incidents including but not limited to hand holding; hugging; kissing; the word “raped” is said without any detail.
Mature Subject Matter:
Cutting self; War; Husband/father abandoment; Death of a family member; Reference to rape, pillage, and destroying.
Alcohol / Drug Use:
Characters are drugged. Character is given a shot to help him recover more quickly.