This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Free Book Program, which is open to all readers and is completely free. The author will provide you with a free copy of their book in exchange for an honest review. You and the author will discuss what sites you will post your review to and what kind of copy of the book you would like to receive (eBook, PDF, Word, paperback, etc.). To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email.
This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.
This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.
Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite
The Keepers of the Lightning Brain is a work of fiction in the action, adventure, and thriller subgenres by Cliff Ratza. Aimed at mature teen and adult audiences, it bridges the gap of the Lightning Brain Series as the sixth book but also begins a new saga with the Keepers. We find ourselves in the same world as the adventures of Electra but twenty years on from the events of the Middle Eastern US Embassy attack which saw her vanish mysteriously, seemingly never to return. Su-Lin Song Chou has kept her memory alive all this while but now she is the last Keeper and must find a way to move the legacy forward. The children she has raised as a guardian may be her only hope.
Author Cliff Ratza has gained mileage in this new generation of storytelling after the events of the original Lightning Brain series. The action-adventure parts of the novel are supremely well-described and cinematically atmospheric. The story moves into a more futuristic world but one that still has plenty of echoes of the contemporary speculative ideas that the earlier books sparked. This is a believable future for our new heroes to engage with, and the theme of twins and duality is once again wonderfully explored from a new angle. I was pleased to see that Indira was as enigmatic as ever. Overall, I would recommend continuing your adventure with The Keepers of the Lightning Brain as the series gets a big refresh to rocket it into a whole new concept.