Aegis Incursion (The Aegis League Series #2)
by S.S. Segran
Publisher: INKmagination Books
Publication Date: March 23rd 2015
Genre: Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Adventure
On a bright July morning in 1948, a B-29 Superfortress flying a top-secret research mission over Nevada crashes into the calm waters of Lake Mead and sinks, remaining lost for half a century.
It has been nearly a year since five friends – Jag, Kody, Mariah, Tegan and Aari – mysteriously reappeared in a small town in Yukon several weeks after their small plane went down in Northern Canada. All were found in good health but with no recollection of what happened to them after the crash.
A baffling contagion is spreading across the bread-basket of North America destroying vital crops. As this dark shadow marches across the globe, widespread famine and riots bring desperate nations to the brink of war.
These seemingly unrelated events set the stage for a battle between the forces of darkness and those destined to become the ‘bearers of light’. From ravaged fields in the Great Plains to clandestine installations around the world, the Aegis League must race against time to save humanity.
I received a copy of the audiobook in exchange for an honest review.
This action packed adventure is will easily keep you at the edge of your seat. Segran masterfully blends science fiction and the supernatural in the story, while creating the juxtaposition between the extraordinary powers of the five teens and the destructive nanomites. Casting the theme of good and evil onto nature versus science has become very common, but Segran was able to to revitalize the whole idea in her book with her refreshing story.
The story’s premise contains lots of mysteries that keeps the reader wanting to find out more about how the teens became the bearers of light. How were they chosen? Who are these elders that they keep referring to? What is the end goal of this company that is set on causing chaos by eliminating a primary food source?
The narrator of this audiobook, Tristan Wright, did a great job in creating distinct voices for the many different characters. Great usage of believable accents and tones! Wright was very dynamic in his voice and definitely allowed for a very enjoyable listening experience. The only thing that was quite distracting was Moriah and Tegans voices, which kind of reminds me of the creepy old guy from Family Guy. But all in all Wright gave an amazing performance.
Although I thoroughly enjoyed the book, and would recommend it, I can’t really say that I love it. I mean, it was entertaining and worth the read, but I didn’t fall in love with it. The plot moved along well enough while keeping the reader engaged, but what fell short was the character development. Other than Jag, I can’t say that I know much about the other four teens. I want to know the inner thoughts of these five “chosen ones.” What drives them to do what they do? What makes their relationship to one another so close? Making the reader fall in love with the characters is what make a book memorable. Maybe the characters are better developed when reading the series as a whole, but I think the author had intended each book to be standalone. With that said though, I still have high hopes for the next book and will look forward to it!
About the Author
An avid reader since early childhood, S.S.Segran had written many short stories before embarking on ‘AEGIS RISING’, the first book in the Aegis League Series. In crafting the premise for the novel she drew from the captivating imagery of the Pacific Northwest, the intriguing wonders of nature and the amazing potential of the human mind. She enjoys drawing and horseback riding. S.S.Segran is a proud member of the Royal Canadian Air Cadets in British Columbia. She is an ardent fan of parkour and freerunning.
S.S.Segran is also the founder of Aegis League, a non-profit organization whose goal is to support youths living in places and conditions that deny them opportunities to grow. The mission of the organization is to provide resources that help these youths explore their potential. This includes life-skills training and micro-loan funding to help them launch small businesses in the communities where they reside. For more information please visitwww.aegisleague.org