Requiem For A Genocide


Fiction - Science Fiction
Kindle Edition
Reviewed on 02/12/2022
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Reviewed by Vincent Dublado for Readers' Favorite

Requiem for a Genocide by Michael Drakich is an enchanting story about an obsolete killing machine that eventually finds purpose by rescuing his people and a little girl. Told from the point of view of Jak, the robot protagonist, he begins his tale in a tone of lament, as his knee is bugging him the way it would in an arthritic old man. From his senses, you are transported into his world and learn how he is designed and programmed to follow orders—laying waste and destruction to enemies without question. Time marches on and he is becoming outdated. Jak is among the last remaining model units of his kind, and one by one he is losing his fellow warbots. He receives word that a détente is being negotiated with the Carthians, and he hopes to get a peaceful retirement. But the treaty is merely a cover for a sinister agenda. With the aid of a young girl named Hannah, Jak will see more action---but his knee continues to bug him even until the end.

This heartwarming sci-fi action drama is like the love child of I, Robot and The Iron Giant. In a way, it comes across as a political parable with an appeal that comes from the touching relationship between a child and a thinking machine. It’s a plain and simple story, but one that Michael Drakich has explored dramatically to deliver a strong plotline and compelling characters. Jak may be a machine, but he is oozing with humanity so it is not difficult to identify with him. It has a nice structure to it, with a fast-paced writing style that gives enough details without boring you. Requiem for a Genocide is fiction that feels realistic because it has something to say. It is a story that will win the hearts of both young readers and adults.