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The Mantis Variant - Book One 1. The Mantis Gland

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In the dark future, an unlikely trio in a rundown metropolis are set on a path of unexpected heroism through horrifying trials. For Agrell, Dozi, and Ilya, the harrowing events bring growth through sacrifice and redemption. However, bizarre rituals and arcane arts are commonplace in the world of "The Mantis Variant," and tragedy and death are always close at hand.

Contains violence including cannibalism, child sacrifice, and some disturbing imagery.
Copyright © 2022 Adam Andrews Johnson; All Rights Reserved.

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  • Action Packed 2
  • Addictive/Pacing 0
  • Characters 3
  • Chills 1
  • Cliffhanger 0
  • Compelling 2
  • Feel-Good 1
  • Humor 0
  • Smoldering 0
  • Tearjerker 1
  • Unique 2
  • World Building 2

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   1 of 1 member found this review helpful 1 / 1 member

We have a dystopia and brutal future where all the once world powers are in a long forgotten past. The Shifts are evolved humans which have a gland which give them incredible powers. The problem comes when humans realize this power can be stolen. You only have to kill a shift. It brings a moral dilemma. What are you willing to do for power?

The story has some vivid and memorable characters. It's an enjoyable read, but not for the faint of heart.

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