Book Review: Echo Volume 4: The Last Edge of Darkness, by Kent Wayne

Book Review

Echo Volume 4: The Last Edge of Darkness, by Kent Wayne

SciFi. Dystopian. Military.

5 stars.

A perfect conclusion to a fantastic story.

From the first, I was caught in Mr. Kent Wayne’s world of Echo. I am a sucker for SciFi military drama, and this one pushed those boundaries and added elements not typically delved into at this level. I appreciated that, though I wonder if many might find it preachy. But those people are not my problem 😉 I bring it up only because this is a review, and if you’re prone to being angry for others talking about their way that’s not your way, well, you decide.

Atriya is pushed like he’s never been, and rather than become a gregariously drawn-out beat down, it only instills the magnitude of what’s happening. I just want to talk abou tthis book with everyone. Read it. Let’s have a conversation. It’s exactly how I felt after reading Seven Surrenders and The Will to Battle by Ada Palmer. Concepts that stretch my worldview, that make me think on what I know and make me question and seek.

There are no many things to say, but I won’t add spoilers to a review, so just read this series, then get back to me. Check out all my highlights from this book on my Goodreads profile.

Happy Reading 🙂

3 thoughts on “Book Review: Echo Volume 4: The Last Edge of Darkness, by Kent Wayne

  1. I’m SUPER thankful it worked for you, Cindy, and even more thankful that you posted these kind words! I was really worried about some of the unfeasible stuff I’d jammed in there. Glad to know that an armor made out of philosophy—which is by far the least of the craziness, in my opinion—didn’t ruin the story! 😅


    • I really loved the Philosophy armor. I was impressed with your creative skills on that one. The fact that it was sort of set up during the mindscape scene and the betting with concepts made the idea of it seem entirely plausible, and not completely random.

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      • Sweet, thanks! I really wanted the setting to serve as prep for that climactic moment where Atriya gets to transcend his identity. So I wanted to start going from hardcore robo-blood-n-guts towards the premise that everything physical is a symbolic connotation, which I felt would loosen Atriya (and the story) up enough for that moment with the demon. The thing I agonized over was how to do it so that it wasn’t an abrupt leap, and didn’t seem totally out of place. Whew! Once again—good to know it worked, and even better to know that you enjoyed it!😅


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