In a world after the apocalypse left from the Corporate Wars, Mathew Kade does a job most cannot. He finds those who are lost using skills left from a time before the Fall. The city is a broken shadow of its former self with blocks controlled by Warlords and danger that lurks around every corner. Thugs and killers walk the streets and things could get even more complicated after a local Warlord places a bounty on the head of Kade. Bounty hunters from far and wide may be after his head, but this is just a short walk in the park for a former Corporate Agent....
I don't normally read books that are around 100 pages or less. I like to really get into the story and characters, and I don't feel I can get that with novellas. But I took a chance with this book and I'm glad I did.
The book was short, sharp and to the point but boy did I enjoy the ride while I was on it. The story follows Mathew Kade as he is asked to find a kidnapped girl. The book is based on a post-apocalyptic world and like another review mentioned, think Mad Marx. And having watched the latest Mad Marx film, I could certainly see the similarities.
What pleasantly surprised me was that the author managed to pack in so much characterisation and world setting in 111 pages. While reading the book I wasn't left clueless as to what was happening.
In terms of protagonist, I instantly developed a liking to Kade. He's exactly my type of hero, a proper bad-ass, where he's not too soft or too embittered with life, and does what needs to be done. His personality and the way he interacted with the other characters made me smile.
I'm struggling to think of another book I've read this year that has brought me more enjoyment than 'This Fallen World'. Suffice as to say that I hope the author doesn't stop and carries on with the series. Mathew Kade is a character I want to read more about.
Out of 10 Stars:
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