This book review, first for my new blog, is going to be a doozie. I’ll do my best to explain what this book is, what kind of reader will likely enjoy it, and what to expect, but I fully admit that I will fall short in this endeavor.
The Arkhe Principle, by Maxwell Rudolf is exactly what the author explains it is… and so much more.
The cover describes the book as a post-apocalyptic technothriller, and it is all of that.
The story starts out describing a world nobody in their right mind would like to live in. It feels cold, dark, and dingy. You’re introduced to people you’re not sure if you like, and then decide that maybe one of them is okay, but the rest can just die.
And from there, it just gets worse. The author drags you along, even though the world he’s created is confusing, chaotic, dangerous and yet somehow familiar.
The best part of this book happens over and over again. Just when you think you’ve got the point and know what it’s all about, BAM!, he pulls the rug out from under you. And he does it over and over again, masterfully.
If you want a story that you’ll think about long after you’ve read it, a story that will haunt even your waking moments with the imagery he’s created, this one is for you.
You can find this book on Amazon here: The Arkhe Principle