Review of ‘The Descendant’

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Ava Davenport is not your normal human. Unknown to her, she’s the product of a mating between a human and a member of another species from another dimension, possessed of a special ability that makes her the key to the survival of Earth. The Xemlix, a race that thrives on fear, is intent on taking over Earth and all the other dimensions, and only Ava stands between them and total domination.

Just as she’s preparing for her wedding, she receives a strange night visitor who begins to educate her as to her true nature.

The Descendant by Ally Capraro is a humorous and romantic jaunt that takes the reader on Ava’s wild ride among the dimensions as she learns to control her newfound powers. The prose is a bit on the choppy side, and the author head hops from character to character, which makes for a jarring read. Parts of the story are classic science fiction reminiscent of the sci-fi of the forties and fifties, making it a somewhat entertaining read.

It ends on a bit of a cliffhanger, which I will not describe in detail to avoid spoiling it for those who have yet to read it. Not the best book I’ve read so far this year, but it shows some promise as a series.

I give it three and a half stars.

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