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Reviewed by Ray Simmons for Readers' Favorite
There are so many tales and novels out there about meta-humans. I have read or watched most of them. The best of these tales are awesome, but since I read so many such tales I often find myself disappointed. Yet, I keep buying them as I look for that diamond in the mountain of coal. The First: EVO Uprising is the brightest diamond I have found in a long time. The writing is superb. The characters are diverse and very easy to love or hate. I was particularly impressed by the descriptions of military life. Abraham Rogers could have been my Drill Sergeant.
I'm a little in awe of Kipjo Ewers; he has put a totally new spin on the action packed meta-human genre and he has done it with the craft and finesse of more well known writers such as Stephen King or Tom Clancy. The First: EVO Uprising is at its core the age old battle between good and evil, but with a complexity of characters and elevation of consequences that keeps you turning pages. I loved Sophia. She is the first and most powerful; the source of all the powers the other meta-humans have. Kipjo Ewers describes and shows what she can do beautifully, and trust me, she can do a lot. But at the end of the day, she is as human and unfulfilled as most of us. I want to describe and tell you everything I love about this book, but I can't do that. So trust me. Buy this book.