ECHO : THE DIALECTIC OF AGONY. VOLUME 3

KENT WAYNE

A Book Review

This is an amazing book by Kent Wayne. It’s about the trials and tribulations encountered by the protagonist, Atriya, who is a Crusader, working for the Enforcement Department, in order to survive in an oppressive regime. The story begins with a glance into the near future when humans left the earth to settle in a similar planet, Echo.

Since then, business and government have come together to form the regime, often known as the Regime. The military and the police are now combined into the Department of Enforcement. For millennia, a conflict has existed between the Regime and the rebels known as the Dissidents.

The Moon City of Ascension, a futuristic metropolis,adorned with spectacular architecture is home to society’s elite. Buildings branch and whirl like vines and trees on Ascension.

These creations would not be able to stand without the aid of a gravity-manipulating device known as the Gravity Artifice. The majority of inhabitants on Echo are employed in energy refineries and live in the six biggest cities on the planet. Crime, hardship, and despair are rampant throughout the scapes. These megalopolises are encircled by The Wastes, enormous tracts of desolate terrain. The Wastes is populated by a large number of cannibals and scavengers and represents humanity’s return to its prehistoric roots. Within the Department of Enforcement, there is a top-tier soldier-police organisation called The Crusaders. Crusaders have a linkup, a piece of cybernetic apparatus. An operator’s ability to engage in combat is significantly increased by the device that attaches to their spine. Crusaders fight their enemy while doing acrobatic manoeuvres across the battlefield, unlike conventional warriors.

A Jury member is cruelly crippled in Volume 1 by Crusader Kishchan Atriya, who practises an extreme form of Orthodoxy, Echo’s dominant religion. His mentor and master of hand-to-hand combat, Verus, heals his wounds using a magical energy she refers to as kaia. She tells Atriya that Mandala City, a purported Dissident bastion that has evaded the Regime for decades, is where she developed this skill. Atriya’s altercation with the Jury has consequences, and he must decide whether to volunteer for a Specter mission into Cityscape 4, a deadly hub of Dissident activity, or work for the man he injured and will undoubtedly try to kill.

He gets designated as the lead Crusader on a raid into Cityscape 87 before he has a chance to decide whether to accept or reject this mission. He learns shortly after the briefing on the raid that the officers in charge of the assault are actually Jury, and they have plans to kill him there. Atriya, who is now seriously hurt, accepts the mission in Cityscape 4. Atriya is weak after his narrow escape from a certain death in Cityscape 87.

I am fascinated by Atriya’s adventures in his latest mission to Cityscape 4 where he has to secure the arrest of Kali, a dissident wanted by the Enforcers.There are obstacles in his path and his own body undergoes several transformation which is incredible and fantastic. His mentor, Verus, is also on journey to reach the Mandala City on a mission. There are very interesting twists on her journey, which the readers get to enjoy as they read the story. It’s a gripping page turner that provides an insight into the near future on a planet similar to the earth, The Echo. I am very much impressed with the story. I loved the concept of the house responding to the directions of Atriya. A must read science fiction.

Loved this book. Hearty congratulations to Kent Wayne for authoring a super thrilling adventure.

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15 thoughts on “ECHO : THE DIALECTIC OF AGONY. VOLUME 3

  1. Thank you so much, dear Elvira, for making me so happy with your sweet comments. πŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸ₯°β™₯️β™₯️β™₯️. Enjoy a wonderful day with lots of love, hugs, smiles, coffees, cakes and chocolates.

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  2. Thank you so much, dear Kym
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  3. You are welcome, dear Aparna.
    That’s great! Thank’s! Have a lovely day full of love, hugs, smiles, fun, coffee, cakes, chocolate and happiness! πŸ™πŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸ’–β™₯οΈπŸ’–πŸ§πŸ«–β˜•

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