(Inevitable Ascension #1)
by V.K. McAllister (2016)
Violina had been burned and betrayed by mankind ever since she sprang into existence. They named her a heretic and condemned her to a pit to live and die in agony. Though she sat stranded, starved and bloodied, she would not submit. Violina, the girl who had been mocked and hunted for rejecting the warped ideals of artificial authority, would lay down her own law.
This has got to be one of the strangest books I have read. It features two female protagonists, but you don’t get to know who their characters are.
It has time-travel, but it’s always difficult to tell where in time you are. Things are never really explained well. Just what is going on and how things fit together is not clear.
But fundamentally it is never established what the goal or central conflict of the story is. So it’s surprising that I finished it. The words seemed to flow together in some kind of semi-readable narrative.
Was it good, NO. While competently written, I can’t recommend this to anyone. It’s a very strange experience.