Monday, September 15, 2014

Review: Cimmerian City by Rae Lori

Publication Date: 11/29/2011
Series: Cimmerian Duology #1
Rating: 4 Stars

Official Blurb:

Stripped from the headlines of today's news, Cimmerian City is a novel spanning 15 years.

Greed can turn a good man’s heart to stone. This is especially true in the age of commerce and large corporations. No new pill can be taken without a laundry list of side effects that the patient may have to endure. But what if the side effects are more dangerous than the pills are helpful? What if the side effect causes the patient to be immune from standard dangers, such as firearms, the climate, etc., but causes them to change into otherworldly beings?

It is seen through the eyes of a young woman named Raven Blackheart. It is a future where corporations rule the world and political parties have been dismissed. An Earth that is recovering from a global war that has divided two races: Humans and Dracins, quick, tough skinned creatures that are children of the side effects from 20th century pharmaceuticals. Raven awakens in this world as a product of both races and nurtured by the vice president of the main corporation in the world as a symbol of the union of races. With her help, Vice President Tyler Deamond’s corporation can take both beings off Earth--quickly becoming a waste planet--and to a new terraformed planet. But, as Raven learns, nothing is as it seems, especially concerning humans.

Welcome to the future world of Cimmerian City. The government and corporate business has fallen into ruin while tech and pharmaceutical companies reign supreme. A new anti-coagulant for stroke prevention has hit the market but, this new medication comes with side effects. It causes its users to develop thick white skin and a craving for blood. These effected human have know been dubbed as Dracins. A human-Dracin war has further ruined Cimmerian City. Fifteen years after the war, our lead character, Raven, is attacked. She discovers that her attack has left neither human nor Dracin. She’s a super hybrid and the fate of Cimmerian city rests in her super power charged hands.

Wow, this book really resonating with me because of the fact I currently work in the drug development field. I’ve been asked so many times by friends and family if I ever thought a drug could cause the zombie apocalypse. To be honest, its not the out the question. To read a book about the effects of a newly developed drug was right up my alley. Vampires created because of a drug side effect? GENIUS! This is the first time I’ve really read about the creation of vampires that wasn’t virus or vaccine related. Rae has marvelously written Cimmerian City. While its story arc is completed in this novel, Rae leaves you with a major cliff hanger driving excitement into the next installment. Bravo Rae!

1 comment:

  1. Thank you so much for the awesome review! So glad you enjoyed it! :-)