Monday, 29 October 2012

Dark Future - Book Review

Dark Future
by K.C. Klein

What is it about:
Awakened in the middle of the night by a future version of herself, Kris Davenport is given a mission; go forward in time to save the world and his life. Of course, her future self doesn't tell her who he is, just sends her into the abyss and straight into an alien invasion.

He turns out to be ConRad Smith, the callous, untrusting Commander of Earth's army and the world's last defense. There's only one way to know for sure if this strange woman is an alien spy, slice her throat. Except, he didn't anticipate the heat he would feel as he interrogates the hot-tempered, warm-blooded woman. For a man whose sole focus has been survival, she's more temptation than he can handle. But a world on the brink of destruction leaves no room for love;and time is running out.

What did I think of it:
This book had a really intriguing set up.

The 'travel to the future to save someone' made me think of Terminator and the future world Klein created was dark and grim. So far so good.

I wish I could say this was a great read. I really do, because it has so much potential. Sadly enough that potential isn't used and the plot of this story made no sense at all to me.

The romance was a miss as well. There's absolutely no believable build-up. I really couldn't find a reason why Kris and ConRad suddenly loved each other (besides the fact another version of Kris had lived this same timeloop before and that other version also fell in love with ConRad for whatever reason).

And then there was the constant misspelling of the word soldier! I know it's not the authors fault, I myself find myself typing too fast at times and switching letters as well, but after the umpteenth solider I was ready to find the copy editor who missed these errors and slap him/her.

All in all I kept reading in hope in the end everything would make sense, but that was not to be. A shame as it could have been a great story.

Why should you read it:
The world building is really intriguing

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Melissa (My words and pages) said...

Interesting. I've never seen this one. Sounds like the world building is pretty well done. Thanks

Aurian said...

That is a disappointment, and I hate typo's like that.

Enbrethiliel said...


I, too, see the similarities to The Terminator (one of my favourite movies), and I love Time Travel premises . . . but I think I'll pass on this one. As always, thanks for the review, Sully! =)

Melliane said...

Oh I didn't know this book but I'm not sure it's for me.