Publishing Date: August 2019
Publisher: Angry Robot
Publisher’s Description: Throughout human history there have always been sorcerers, once idolised and now exploited for their powers. In Israel, the Sons of Simeon, a group of religious extremists, persecute sorcerers while the government turns a blind eye. After a march for equal rights ends in brutal murder, empath, moodifier and reluctant waiter Reed becomes the next target. While his sorcerous and normie friends seek out his future killers,
Review: Cover art by Illuminati.
Wow this was dumb. Think, “Gay soap opera myopically internalized with feeeeeelings”. Heck, there are no Warlocks, Warlocking around with magic and strife filled exchanges with moments of ennui. Just moody gay guys manipulating feeeeelings.
Reed is a whiney, love-addled warbiotch who goes on all these “marches” to protest something that is never adequately defined. My guess is to get equal sorcerer (read in gay) rights?? I am not sure and neither will you be. They get attacked by another group that are labeled “religious extremists” because what would the point be unless you have Christianity as a convenient door mat.
I think the story line is a thinly veiled progressive message that seems to be running on automatic these days. The idea that everyone is bad if they are not on board with progressive rhetoric is absurd and dangerous. End times perhaps??
In this particular instance I reject the message as I do the messenger.