The Agora Files – Books

* * * * * * * * * 9/10

Adam Oster

I quite like a good dystopia and this is a really good dystopia. Cyrus Rhodes is a smuggler who is fast approaching the age where he can get into serious trouble for doing what he does. This has a fair bit to do with him taking on a job which although is well paid, he probably wouldn’t consider otherwise.

It’s fast paced, well written and hard to put down. Several times I realised I was on the edge of my seat, holding my breath, in my mind chanting “Come on, come on, come on…”

The ending is a bit of a cliff hanger and I have to say on this rare occasion I don’t mind because it means more story.

As a downside, I think it’s a bit much that this guy can run that far, for that long and keep up any kind of speed above a walking pace. Even with a lifetime of practice, it’s a little much to believe. And then you meet Eve, who’s even better.

There’s action plenty, surprises and plot twists you won’t see coming and as the relationship between Cyrus and Eve develop, the story takes a more desperate feeling as now there is more than just completing a job at stake.

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