Title: Out of Darkness (The Starborne Saga #1)
Author: Jason D. Morrow
Narrator: Em Eldridge
Nineteen-year-old Mora is on a mission to save her village from the relentless greyskins, and there is only one man that can help her, Jeremiah of Screven. As she travels the wastelands, she discovers a power within herself, a power she believes no other human possesses. That is, until she meets others like her – the ones who call themselves the Starborn. These super-humans are on a mission also: to destroy the undead greyskins, and take down the greedy Jeremiah. Mora must now choose between the one who can keep her family safe, and those that can show her who she truly is.
I always love the books by this author in his world. He has several series where we get to see different angles of the world. The mix of superpowers and zombies is one that continues to fascinate me. In this story, we see that each town has a difficult dilemma they must face—either defend themselves or enlist the protection of the Screven army at the price of 80 percent of their belongings. Mora is on a mission to enlist his list, but along the way, she realizes that there are others like her. People with superpowers who understand her drive and are desperate to stop Jeremiah’s reign.
Like other books by this author, characterization is done very well. Each person has their own personality, and it’s easy to understand why they come to the decisions that they do. Each of them seems to face their own dilemma and seeing the ways that they approach them is fascinating.
There is a bit of romance in the story, but it’s not overwhelming. Just enough to add a bit of a reprieve from the action of the main storyline.
Narration is excellent.
This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.