The beast within!
The following ratings are out of 5:
World building: 🌏🌍🌎🌏
Character development: 🦁🦁🦁🦁
Narration Type: Solo Narration
The heroine: Jayda – She is the daughter of Doctor Cerberus, one of the doctors at the Chimearam Clinic, high in the Rocky mountains and only accessible by helicopter. She comes to visit at the request of her father.
The Hero: Marcus – He was one of the patients of the Chimearam Clinic. He escaped, but lately has been back in the Rocky mountains, hanging around the clinic. He was trying to keep his humanity. He strives to remember who he was and what things are called. Most of the patients who escaped have gone feral and he is trying to keep that from happening.
The Story: Marcus watches the clinic, sees the “meat sacks” as he calls the humans that surround the clinic. He watches the helicopter come and go, dropping off people and supplies. Marcus is full of rage and when he sees and smells Jayda get off the helicopter and sees her hug the doctor, he knows he can use her for revenge.
The story is told in multiple points of view (Dr. Chimera, Jayda, Marcus), via solo narration and narrated by Troy Duran. He does a terrific job as usual. I like it better when there are a male and a female narrator, especially if the book is done in duet narration, but for solo narration, Troy is one of my favorite narrators.
Jayda sees bringing in Marcus as a challenge, so she goes out to speak with him and he kidnaps her. She is the one that brings his humanity back. I didn’t like Jayda because she treated Marcus like he was he personal plaything, like calling him kitty and she was contrary in that she would immediately do whatever someone told her not to do, she just seemed very young and I just didn’t like her attitude.
We find out later that Jayda has a rebellious past which ended with her nearly dying and becoming one of the clinics most successful experiments. The story was good in that it was totally different than the first two books in the series but wasn’t as good as the other two books, mostly because I just didn’t like Jayda’s personality. I did like Marcus and his back story though.
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