|An excerpt from 7 Scorpions–Rebellion by Mike SaxtonCallous was still confused, “He shows no fear of the Seekers.”
Zodiac nodded, “That is because he is immune to their fear aura. As I said before, do not underestimate him. In the same respect, do not overestimate the Seekers’ ability to confront him. He is more powerful than a hundred of them.”
“What is he?” Callous could not hide his concern.
“He is what happens when the governement messes with things that they shouldn’t, and they certainly shouldn’t have attempted to create a one man army if they couldn’t control him,” Zodiac gave a crytic answer.
Set in an Apocalyptic modern world, the book opens to the whole world already destroyed. It was destroyed by a psychopath named Zodiac who had a series of flash bombs that were planted in every major city around the world, detonated all at the same time, throwing the world into mass chaos and destruction. Millions of people were killed, and those that were found, were either killed, or sent to ‘farms’ to be made into Seekers or slaves.
This story is packed with interesting characters, action, danger, excitment, thrills, and many times, horrifiying acts of violence. There are nightmarish scenarios of the erosion of a human beings civil liberties and of mind control. Zodiac takes over what’s left of civilization, seeking out those that rebel against him, and destroying them.
Vincent Black, a former vigilante, became the unwilling participant in a government super-soldier program. Of the 7 men who were involved, only Vincent Black survived. Now he leads a small band of rebels like Alexis Hera, a cancer survivor, whose surgery caused brain damage. Now she is unable to feel fear, making her a fearless heroic woman, and a force to be reckoned with. Josh, Talbot and Andromeda, are but just a few of the other rebels that are just trying to survive in the aftermath.
Vincent gives the rebels the courage to stand up and fight, to give them the determination and the will to survive, and to face the enemy, or die trying. Teamwork, strength and hope give the rebels the power needed to succeed in overcoming these tremondous odds.
Although, as I said before, this genre of book isn’t one that I typically read, I did enjoy it. This book evoked in me the fear that is evident in the characters in the book. The fear of somone taking over the world does seem like it looms in places like the Middle East. It’s scary to think that our precious world could be erased in a matter of moments.
I give this book 5 stars.