Review: Children of the Plague by Gregory Carrico
Good morning, and welcome to today's guest, Gregory Carrico. We'll be reviewing his book, Children of the Sand.
Gregory Carrico is a former dental practice management consultant and software trainer. Abandoning his dream of working the daily grind until death, he was forced into the thankless life of a fiction writer. Now an Amazon.com Best Selling horror and science fiction writer, as well as a 2013 HFA Author of the Year Finalist, he finds a small degree of succor in crafting despicable bad guys and then tricking readers into caring about them.
When not creating new worlds and plotting their destruction, he advocates for adopting rescue dogs, and politely urges slower drivers to get out of the passing lane.
Blurb: In the darkest corners of lower Manhattan, a battle like no other rages. The city is home to a hidden group of survivors of the nanite plague, and a brother and sister born to defend their race. With a touch that can destroy nanites, Lanni, sister of Alex, is their last chance. Can she save her brother? Can she protect mankind's only hope? Or will she be responsible for the destruction of the last humans on earth? It's going to be another long day...
Alex and Lisa Ann (Lanni) are twins, and they're also pivotal in the upcoming plague that leaves them orphans. Alex is a burgeoning host, while Lanni is driven to help those still human. They work together, until she comes to the realization that her brother has become like the hosts she hunts and destroys.
The opening of this book was intense, drawing the reader immediately into the action. From the beginning, the reader experiences this plague haunting humanity, and the consequences for those without powers as the world awaits the birth of one child – holding their breath as to whether it will be human or monster.
Gregory Carrico presents a zombie style novel unlike any other. The good versus evil theme isn't clear cut, as Lanni discovers almost too late, yet she's a consistent individual, capable of making and holding to harsh decisions. I found the plot to be excellent, and the book well-crafted. I'd recommend this book to anyone interested in it.