This was my first experience of reading a Science-Fiction novel, and I really enjoyed it! It had elements of fantasy that I could recognise, but I enjoyed the 'otherness' that I presume is the Sci-Fi model.
For the first in the 'Mode' series, Anthony does a good job of hooking readers into wanting to read the next book. He explains the concept of the Virtual Mode, and we are thoroughly introduced to the characters and their motivations and personalities. I can't wait to read the sequel.
'Virtual Mode' itself is an interesting novel spanning many realities - from the norm we know in our own lives, to realities, or Modes, governed by dragons or other animals, some governed by angry digger-trucks, and others where humans were slaves. The constant changing of Modes on the characters' journey keeps the reader interested. The main characters, Darius and Colene, are accessible and I found myself able to sympathise with both in different ways when it came to their points of view.
Read this book if you have even a slight interest in science or just enjoy a fantasy novel with a twist!...Continua
This is a great series about broken people and the different kinds of healing that can happen. It helps that magic is involved - makes it that much more interesting for me!