Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Book Review: "Aegis Incursion" (S.S. Segran)

Everybody keeps secrets. Some keep secrets by choice: things they don't want to discuss or even think about, let alone pass along. Some keep secrets accidentally, because they can't recollect what happened before.

And some are made to keep secrets, whether they know it or not. What happens when the secret knowledge that you carry makes you both the cure to an evil of international proportions, and the target of those propagating that evil?

Enter Aegis Incursion, the second book in the Aegis League series of action-adventure, apocalyptic science fiction novels by author S.S. Segran.

Yes, you read that genre correctly.

And yet, despite the apparent disparity of those sub-genres fitting together, Segran handles the crossovers seamlessly and with aplomb. I never got lost in the shuffle, never felt too jumbled to bother turning the page, never wondered what on earth I was actually reading.

That kind of precision is the mark of an expert author.

In the best tradition of action-adventure novels written for young adults, as are these, the protagonist isn't a single person: it's actually five (or more, depending on your point of view) young people, friends who have banded together and been bonded to one another through experiences you've only ever imagined sharing with your high school bests. Each of those characters is easy to like, sympathetic, and fascinating, with his or her respective abilities and personality, making for a compelling read from start to finish.

And you'll never be bored, on the off chance that the characters don't appeal to you (they will --- I promise). That's because the plot rivals those of most well-written contemporary thrillers and suspense novels I've had the pleasure of reading. There's always something happening. It's usually bad.

Nothing better to keep me entertained through the story.

And though the novels are written for young adults, don't hesitate to pick them up if you're "over age." I was riveted, captivated all the way through, and it's been a long time since anyone could categorize me as a "young adult."

I can't offer higher praise than that.

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Author: S.S. Segran
Title: Aegis Incursion
Series: Aegis League (#2)
ISBN: 978-0-99108-135-6
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Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this work from the author in exchange for an honest, though not necessarily positive, review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

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