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The Altered - Followup to Them - By MG Hardie... WOW!


Now Devon knew that something much deeper,
 much darker lurked underneath it all.
~~~

Nine months ago, Devon discovered that humans were not alone in the universe and his family was killed for it. He mourned for his family alone. Devon had been altered but faced impossible odds as he was chased around the world by other world forces. Devon’s growing abilities were no match for these unseen creatures and he did the only sensible thing he could do, run. Devon ran from Them. He hid from Them, but he would never escape. 

He returned returned home. In the debris and rain soaked rubble that was once his home, he found a half burnt stuffed butterfly. It had belonged to his one year old daughter Brianna, it was all that remained. Devon attached the butterfly to his backpack.


The Altered

By MG Hardie
 
Nearly 1100 readers checked out my review of Them when it was published. Now, the second book in the series (predicted because this book was left hanging...), The Altered, presents more extraordinary and unique science fiction with a concept that, simply, blows your mind!

The System, which, generally, refers to the governments across the world, is to blame...for...Them! And everything that happened thereafter! Coming from a second, more advanced earth, Them came to attack and destroy through any, seemingly, natural catastrophe that ultimately will end this earth. Why? Because The System had already done it to most of theirs by using nuclear bombs that blasted beyond and into another dimension where the majority of people were killed instantly and the radiation slowly destroying the rest, as well as animals and vegetation.

Devon has been murdered, altered by Them and has even met with Prime the leader of Them. Devon had lost his family...Prime, more or less, responded, now you know how we feel...


 

With a mixture of vengeance, empathy and sympathy, Devon began to follow after them, wherever there was a crisis, to try to save, as well as work to rid the earth of Them. Soon he realized, though altered, he still was not enough to fight back. He went to two of his old friends, one a lover, and shared what had happened, provided the means by which they, too, would be altered, and began their training...

Joshua had been saved from Them by Devon. "Will Power" had been coming into his mind at night... motivating him with what they wanted him to do...
Devon could see...Them...and he talked to them to free his mind of what they'd planted. Joshua is an interesting character that hooked into the stories and adventure of what Devon was doing...but he wanted to use violence in the process...Devon slowly was weaning his thoughts into more productive thinking. Later, he did the same activities with Gina. 

This is a more slow-paced novel, where training and learning to deal with the future was uppermost in Devon's mind...While, he also was moving across the world helping wherever a tornado or a hurricane had visited. Later, both of his friends did the same in local areas.

Devon had also been seeking out "rifts" that connected the two earths. He was slowly acclimating himself, and later, the others, to move from one earth to another... What he saw was devastating and yet wondrous and beautiful in so many ways.

Hardie presents many conceptual electronic and scientific issues that are amazing or beyond the norm for those who aren't inventive... Either way, many are cool ideas and with the three together, they come up with exciting ways to keep working to fight Them... At the same time, Devon has never given up hoping to convince Prime that they are serious about working together...

Until, he is proven wrong... 


“Coated in Hypernium, I should have known,” Joshua said. He quietly hummed a few bars from ‘I Feel the Earth Move’. His eyes narrowed as the floating percentages of success decreased before him.
~~~


Hardie pulls a shocker at the ending! Wow! NOT expected and even you won't be able to guess while you're reading--right up to the climax! There is a moral to this story...but I'll have to think about it--or maybe you'll be able to discuss after your read! Hate to say it but lost of little errors...But, on the other hand, Hardie knows how to write a story and keep people trying to figure out...What Is Going On?!" 5 for story; 3 for editing...You decide... But I'm already wondering what happened to Devon...
 
 
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