Guest Post: A.J. Raven
‘Babylon: Rise of the New Age’ by author Janie Storer can be considered a little taster of something that’s quite entertaining. It’s a story about an apocalyptic world in which humans are being hunted by vampires. With only Babylon as the city that gives humans shelter there are still a lot of unanswered questions.
I really liked the way the author described the environment. I felt sorry for the survivors living inside the walls of the city, with savage vampires waiting to break in. The resources are limited and there’s always the possibility of an attack. I liked how the vampires were described as intelligent creatures of the night. The author does a good job in conveying the fear the inhabitants of the city experience. I also liked that the people were willing to help each other as much as they could. I liked the characters of Jessie and Ethan. We get to know about a lot of things that go inside their heads. Jessie seems to be the kind of character that’s getting ready to become a hero as she grows more experienced and aware of her surroundings. I am hoping to find out more about the history of Babylon. Why was it built? I also want to know more about the vampires. Where did they come from and what do they want? There’s also a mystery concerning the disappearance of Kyle. I have a feeling that things are going to turn for the worst.
‘Babylon: Rise of the New Age’ a work in progress gets 4.5 stars out of 5 from me. It’s an entertaining read for anyone interested in apocalyptic stories and the war between humans and vampires. Give it a read and we’ll see what happens next.