Friday, February 5, 2016

Book Review: Apocalypse Orphan by Tim Allen

Apocalypse Orphan is a fast moving and action-packed Science Fiction book. Commander Orlando Iron Wolf, known as Wolf, is in space when he notices a fast moving comet coming right towards Earth. Mankind tries to prepare for the deadly collision and a last minute plan sends Wolf towards the comet in a final attempt to change its course. Wolf ends up in a cryogenic freeze that lasts for 50,000 years with the help of his onboard computer, Syn. Syn can take form as a beautiful woman, but she is only a representation of the scientist who invented her.
When he finally awakes and lands back on Earth, he finds that society has regressed to a more primitive state. Wolf must fight strange beasts, get along with these new people, and help them fight another group that is determined to take them over. He has new 'powers' as a result of the comet causing changes to his body. But he and Syn are determined to find a new life in this new Earth.
I really enjoyed this book. There's a lot of technical stuff, especially at the beginning, but the science is not intimidating. Wolf is an interesting character and I really liked Syn. The people that Wolf meets are also engaging and while Wolf mostly helps them, either with his strength or with Syn's medical abilities, they also end up helping him to find himself in his new role on Earth. I truly enjoyed this book. It is the start of a great series and I can't wait to find out what happens next.
I read this book as an ARC from the author for an honest review.

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