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CHILDREN OF THE APOCALYPSE

Shining Character Interaction

By Morgan O'Friel, editor

Nov 7, 2008: The biggest problem with this series is that it takes the author awhile to really get into the swing of the web series. The first few chapters of part one come across as forced, difficult to relate to, and include some pretty bad writing cliches – including the heroine who would be too stupid to live in real life. It’s also the only part in the story where the protagonist consistently complains about the mean teacher who picks on the poor student for not doing her homework or paying attention in class. If I were judging this story based on the first four chapters, it would’ve rated much lower than it really deserves.

Thankfully, around the fifth chapter of Part One, the author really starts to shine. The action scenes draw me in, and the true gold of the series, the interaction between the Children of the Apocalypse and Michael, picks up. From there, I was hooked. The way the characters play off of each other is enough to make me read through all of the available content twice, and start a count-down for when the next part starts showing up. There were plenty of times where I winced with the characters, and laughed out loud at some of the quips between Michael and Gen. It’s even enough to make me forget the authors frequent use of dues ex machinas.

If you want something light and fun, with plenty of content and kick-ass female heroines, this is it.

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