By Nico Laeser
No more electricity. No more devices. No more guarantees that the car in your driveway will work. The world, as we know it, has ended and something else—something frightening and weird—has taken its place.
Can I be honest? I did not expect to like this book. I don’t know why. Yet, you can color me surprised and tickled that I DID like this book.
- The plot is unique and intriguing.
- The characters are well drawn (especially main character 23-year-old Emily) and are completely developed. Nico Laeser, the author of Harmonic Resonance, fleshes out the strengths, the weaknesses, the character flaws and the motivations of each person in the story—without going over-board. He does this so flawlessly that I, the reader, felt as if I knew each of them personally.
- The antagonists are many (the losses of the modern age; other humans who turn so quickly from good to evil; starvation & thirst; …demons) yet each is blended together seamlessly into the story without overwhelming the reader with a bombardment of disasters one right after the other.
- And, the one other thing I liked about the story was that it was just plain fun to read.
Here’s what I didn’t like:
- To the best of my knowledge, the reason for the end of our modern world was never explained…I the reader was just dropped into the world as it is now, get used it. Which is NOT a huge problem for me…I still enjoyed the book. However, I wondered throughout about the whys and the wherefores, which was a little distracting. Just a little.
Overall, I really—really—enjoyed Harmonic Resonance by Nico Laeser.