Hola mis amores! Hello my loves! I’m here with another book review, this time on Eternity’s War by Ruben Stelliswolfe! (Disclaimer: This book was free on Amazon here in the U.S. These opinions are my own.)
About the author:
”Hey there! I’m Ruben, a writer and coffee addict from Melbourne, Australia, currently staying in Boston. When I’m not writing, I love to surf, binge-watch Netflix, and travel the world with my partner.
I’m a big sci-fi geek, and love all things Marvel and Star Wars. My debut series, Eternity’s War, is a cyberpunk technothriller and Amazon bestseller, and the first of many other series to come. I have plans for many, many books.
In fact, my goal is to write 100. And then 1,000. I have a whole world to build, so why not? 🙂
If you ever want to chat about the geeky ways, feel free to say hey! It’s always great to make new friends and meet new fans.”- via his website.
He’s also bi which, YEEEES.
Synopsis: “The #1 Bestselling Amazon series
When one can live forever, how would you spend your eternity? Who would you save? Who would you kill?
Time is running out for Skye and White Shadow. The newly elected President must be executed before he damages Athenia any further. The inauguration looms, as does a new era of chaos for the already corrupt nation.
Little do they know that Nikolai and Black Dawn have plans of their own for fixing the country: by controlling the President’s every move, doing whatever it takes, and sacrificing whoever necessary, to ensure he comes into power.
But both factions are being monitored by the Tianzu, an all-powerful clan who will stop at nothing to keep the peace, even if that means killing those who stand in their way.
All three have their own vision for a perfect world. But in an eternal war, there can be no victor …
A fast-paced action adventure book reminiscent of X-Men, Game of Thrones, and shounen manga, Eternity’s War is a gripping cyberpunk technothriller featuring vengeful assassins, dark corporations, relentless vigilantes, and government conspiracies. The first book in the series, it explores the human condition and questions our ideals.”
rating: 4/5 stars
I actually really enjoyed this book! Mainly towards the middle/end. At first the characters weren’t really speaking to me in any way but, slowly I started to get invested in them. Also the imagery in this book is insane! There’s a villain named Nikolai and another one named Night and holy shit. They’re quite possibly the most unsettling pair of characters I’ve ever read. They’re just exquisitely written, there’s no other way to put it. Nikolai especially had this eerie, calm yet monstrous and calculating vibe to him. He was honestly terrifying.
As for White Shadow, like I said above, at first I wasn’t really invested in them. I guess because plopping the characters and the action right from the start is kind of a hit or miss for me. For the most part I need a back story of the characters right from the start in order to get invested in a character. Especially in a goal such as killing someone which is obviously really extreme.
The synopsis says ‘it explores the human condition and questions our ideals.’ And I have to say it definitely does. There’s so many differing opinions yet they all have more or less the same goal which I thought was interesting. And even in the political climate that we’re living in right now here in the U.S, herd mentality and free will is an important topic to talk about. Political climate aside, we have people tearing each other apart over simply differing opinions.
What’s also interesting that while White Shadow go through a tragedy 3 months before the book events take place,and the whole group is fractured because of their own grief and not knowing where to place that grief. Basically to the point where they can no longer function as a group. Yet, they stay together because of that one goal they have in common. And because deep down, they know they have to stick together. This book really makes you think about people’s actions- and your own- and abou t what’s morally correct. And that may not mean the same thing for everyone.
In short, while I haven’t read the whole series yet, I definitely recommend this book if you want some action, if you want to think about the actions of humans and whether or not they fit into your standards of morality, no matter the goal.
And that’s it y’all! Thank you for sticking around reading my rambles. You’re a champ!
Till next time! XOXO, Gigi.