Book Review: Fracture – The Secret Enemy Saga
Rating: 4 of 5
Author: Virginia McKevitt
Format: Kindle, Paperback
Only after her mother and step-father’s brutal murders and her subsequent encounter with a lion-esque man named Tegrin, does Kristina realize that her visions of a shadow world are more than just visions; they are a window across the fracture joining Earth and Patwain. She learns from Tegrin of the evil that has crossed to Earth – The Couton – a beautifully angelic race gifted withe ability to steal memories. Unfortunately, human memories are more potent than anything they had previously encountered. Potent to the point of addiction as the incredible high peaks when every last memory extracted leaving behind a lifeless husk. And now that the fracture and human memories are known to The Couton, it may be too late to stop them.
Virgina McKevitt’s, Fracture: The Secret Enemy Saga, is an interesting twist on the fantasy genre. It is very difficult to take the majority of a story whose setting is in the “real world” and blend in fantasy characters and make it truly believable. Take the movie “Enchanted” for example, I was never committed to the premise because of this. But there are exceptions like “Starman” that have such great characterization, that it is easy to believe and become completely absorbed in the story. Fortunately, MCKevitt does this effortlessly. Her characters are deep, complex, and compelling and their relationships evolve at just the right pace. My only complaint would be the time spent in Patwain, it felt a bit abbreviated and I would have liked to have seen Kristina’s education and evolution of her ability explored a bit more. However, I have hopes that this will come in future volumes of the story as this is the first in a series.
Overall, my favorite is character is Tegrin. His soul is tortured in so many ways – his people’s history, the betrayal of his lover, the very nature of his job and responsibilities, and his deep belief that he onlyl to serve and does not deserve happiness.
For those who enjoy something a little different in the fantasy genre, check out “Fracture: The Secret Enemy Saga” and you too will be anxiously awaiting the release of the second volume.
Note: A complimentary copy of this work was provided in return for a review.