Happy Monday everyone! Spring is around the corner, so I’m sending you all hopes of a warm and pleasant spring season. As promised, today I’m bringing you my review of The Trinity, by Daelynn Quinn. You can find her on her website, on Twitter, or on Facebook. Follow her and give her your support! Please note, if you haven’t read the rest of the Fall of Venus Trilogy, this review does contain spoilers. Read at your own risk!
“One’s greatest fear, when confronted,
Invokes one’s greatest strength.” ~Anonymous
-as read by Pollen McRae
Pollen McRae is a young woman struggling to keep her world together. Her dead brother is alive, her niece Evie captured by the Crimson Enforcers, the militia of the Trinity, and she is pregnant with a child whose paternity is very much in doubt. All this while the world teeters on the edge of annihilation.
Most of the world population is dead, due to a virus released by the Trinity, and Pollen, her brother Drake, and Evie may hold the key to the survival of the human race. The best hope for survival is to escape and colonize a neighboring planet before the madness of the trio who seek to control the destiny of the populace destroys them all.
It’s a race against time. The planet is heating up, global warming is fast making the world uninhabitable during the summer months. All the while, the population is having to seek refuge in underground colonies called the web. Pollen is assured a seat on the first shuttle mission to colonize an alien world, but she refuses to go unless Evie is rescued first.
Can Pollen and the rest of the refugees at Ceborec save Evie and thwart the demented plans of the Trinity? At risk are the lives of everyone on the planet. Who will ultimately triumph, the power-mad self-appointed rulers of a dying world, or Pollen, a young woman striving to keep the remains of her family intact? Survival is at stake.
There is only life or death to be gained, and there are no second chances….
Daelynn created a wonderfully engaging story, filled with hope and wonder, and also pain and heartbreak. Even when I thought I knew where the writer was taking the story, she managed to throw a twist and surprise me. In the trilogy as a whole, Daelynn never allowed the reader to grow complacent with the plot, and guided us on a journey we could never expect.
At the end of the series, I was left amazed by the storytelling. Some may question why she chose to write this book, or why she chose to write it the way she did. Daelynn plays with the concepts of origin and evolution, of the Genesis stories of creation, and of theology itself to wonderful effect. It is at once controversial and entertaining, and well worth the read.
The story was highly imaginative and original. The narrative itself was well-written and exciting, The ending did leave me perplexed, but I recognized that I had allowed my own prejudices guide me to a conclusion that never materialized. Instead, my expectations allowed me to be shocked, and I appreciated it all the more.
I highly recommend not only this book, but the rest of the series as a whole. Please check all her books out. The links are at the bottom.