Wow! Where do I start? Having read Henchmen, the first book of the saga, I was prepared to leave reality at the door and strap in for a wild ride. But Arise makes Henchmen seem quite calm and realistic by comparison.
It was nice to catch up with the characters, although Arise is written in such a way that you don’t have to read Henchmen first; I do recommend you get both though. The story is told through the witty thoughts and actions of Steven, a good / bad-guy, his gang of misfits and a demigoddess! I’m not normally into violence and killing but the humour that shines through the mayhem makes it seem perfectly reasonable. The real bad guys take you into bizarre realms of fantasy and Arise is written in such a way that the unbelievable becomes totally believable.
Gods, aliens, supervillains and secret government projects, weapons, bikes and explosions – Arise has it all. This is a book that should have its own comic book series and deserves to have a 3D high-action movie made about it. It’s insanely entertaining and I can’t wait for book three of the Henchmen saga. No pressure Eric Lahti!
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