by JL Pawley
The second book in the Generation Icarus series, 'Take Flight', dives immediately into an adrenaline-fueled opening scene.
When the Flight’s mountain hideaway is shattered by the abrupt arrival of mercenaries acting on behalf of the Evolutionary Corporation, most of the Flight is captured. Those remaining at large, flee towards the uncertain sanctuary offered by the religious group, the Angelists.
The storyline unfolds through chapters with alternating characters’ point of view. This structure effectively conveyed the storyline and added character depth. Explosive revelations about Raven and Owl’s past answered the questions left open in ‘Air Born’.
The story is based in the United States, but has a distinctive ‘kiwi’ flavour with the inclusion of Tui, a New Zealand teenager, who has plenty of mana.
The Evolutionary Corporation crosses moral boundaries by mistreating the Flight, designating them as mere ‘lab rats’. But, even within the depths of depravity, they find allies willing to risk their own lives to help the Flight. New bonds and emotional connections are forged within the Flight’s tight formation.
‘Take Flight’ is an emotional ride and the ‘Generation Icarus’ stories would make a phenomenal movie series, one that would appeal to sci-fi and paranormal fans of the Hunger Games or Divergent Series.
[Ed note: a FlaxFlower review of Air Born, the first book in the series, was published on this site in November 2017]
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Author: JL Pawley
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