Multitude by Dean M. Cole

After reading Solitude I was eager to find out where the story was going, I wanted to have some sort of resolution because the ending of Solitude was left open. When I started Multitude I had enjoyed the first in the series and was looking forward to reading the second, although I was a little unsure where the story was going. It had taken a strange turn that I hadn't expected.

About Multitude

Vaughn had visions of plying the seven seas with Angela at his side. Then she and fate crapped all over his plans. Bent on discovering the truth about what happened to humanity and the rest of the world's life, Angela drags a less than willing Vaughn across the Mediterranean and into central Europe. However, even the overhead presence of a line of levitating steel structures and ships couldn't prepare them for what lied ahead. The size and scale of what they find in Geneva rocks them to their cores.

Angela and Vaughn fall into the center of a world-consuming machine. While struggling to survive, they wander through a looping chain of utterly alien lands. When they finally deduce the true nature of their situation, Angela discovers a potential way out, not just for her and Vaughn but all of Earth's life.

Angela can bring back the whole of the human race!

But only if she and Vaughn can survive the journey home.

Thoughts on Multitude by Dean M. Cole

Multitude continues with Vaughn and Angela's story, and on starting reading the book I was unsure as to whether I would enjoy it. Probably not the best mindset to start reading a book!

When I finished Solitude I wasn't sure where the story was going, but thought it had gone in a strange direction. I'm not a fan of the direction it went. That's not to say the writing is bad, it isn't. The story works as a concept, for those who like the genre, and the writing is good. I rooted for the characters, I didn't spot typos (which can be annoying) and got into the story despite not really liking its direction. I think my only gripe with the book is that it wasn't what I was expecting after the first in the series. I figured the story would take a more science based direction rather than the one it did.

The story itself had highs and lows and plenty of action. I didn't find myself getting bored of the storyline or thinking I might already know where the plot was going. So, despite not liking the genre I enjoyed reading.

Solitude is a story with a science base, but in Multitude it took a strange turn and if I'd been prepared for that I probably wouldn't have read the series at all. However, as I did I can say I enjoyed the first two books in the series.

Have you read a book that took a surprising turn?

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