This was a very entertaining novella, as well as an enticing segue into the next chapter of the Accidental Heroes Chronicles. Heads up: If you’re looking for a story with a solid, definite conclusion, this isn’t it. It’s something of a cliffhanger ending, but the good news is that the second installment is ready for your consumption. And believe me, you’ll want seconds.
Five college students sign up for a medical trial. The catch: they can’t know anything about the drug they’ll be administered or its possible effects AND they must step away from their entire lives for a month, living in a self-contained research facility with the enigmatic Doctor running the trial and his AI assistant ‘Jane.’
For me, the most delicious part of the story was knowing that things are going to go wrong and watching the train wreck unfold. Seeing how each of the characters responds to their new abilities and powers was both uplifting and horrifying; these five test subjects represent the best and the worst in each of us. The author really played with the idea of duality, how we all have the capacity for good and evil, and that sometimes the smallest influence can push us to the side of light or the side of dark. I’m really looking forward to seeing what’s in store for our heroes next.
As of the time of this post, Gnotret is available free to read for Kindle Unlimited subscribers HERE. Go check it out!