[REVIEW] Rebel – Claire Delacroix

Claire Delacroix
Rebel (Prometheus Project, Book 3)
Macmillan Tor (US: 31st August 2010)
Buy (US) Buy (CA) Buy (Worldwide)

Theodora is a wraith, who officially does not exist, and she usually takes every opportunity to earn cred. Interrupted whilst deliberating about her latest mission, she injures an innocent bystander, but that’s nothing compared to the hell the man faces in the custody of the Institute for Radiation Studies. And watch out for the Society of Nuclear Darwinists…

The effects of radiation, nuclear fallout, politics, theology, technology, violence, surgery, family secrets, ends justifying the means…if any of these interest you, chances are the Prometheus Project will, too. A bizarre yet fitting mix of paranormal, futuristic and romance, the science makes this trilogy stand above others. It’s no secret that its world-building is my drug (no, not Ivanofor), is a definite must-read, and is particularly relevant as the 65th anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing was marked recently. This series may very well be the thing to bring science to the masses, truth to fiction, and making speculative sub-genres a perhaps unexpected source of realism.

P.S. And the romance is nowhere near as annoying as the one in Guardian. But I’m still not completely comfortable with angels among all the awesome science.

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