Author: James Axler
Release Date: 5/11/2010
Recommended Audience: Young Adult
The Good: Good characters, good sci-fi story
The Bad: Repetitive, story backtracks to much, leads you on then lets you down too much
While I don’t stray too far from video game novels Inifnity Breach was one of those random buys when the store didn’t have any novels of my interest. While there is a whole Outlanders series Infinity Breach is farely interesting on it’s own and is a decent read.
You follow three Cerberbus members who are trying to locate an ancient knife called Godkiller and a rival band of looters find it at the same time. Upon using the knife a whole is opened and deadly angels are released and hellbent on destroying humanity. While the story switches back and forth between two different sets of characters in different time periods it allows you to get a back story while getting the current story at the same time. The story is fairly easy to follow, but some of the science jargon is a bit over the top and probably not even real.
James Axler’s style of writing is very poetic it can be dry at times and sleep inducing. While the pacing is good he tends to screw it up some times by throwing slow techno jargon into the foray when it’s not necessary. Besides this the book never goes on an epic scale like you think it would and is relatively confined, and even suffers from backtracking. There really aren’t many locales in the book and it feels a few corners were cut.
However, the character are well developed and you really get attached to them and they have great personalities, I feel the ending let readers down real hard (can’t spoil) so you’ll see what I mean when you read it. You just expect all this epic stuff to happen and it never does due to the book’s short length. Infinity Breach is a good sci-fi read, but will most likely be forgotten in time.