Firstly, I’d like to thank @readersfirst for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
I understood Erma’s story and her journey and thought it was fascinating and intriguing. But for me, Sero was confusing and slightly unnecessary? I didn’t understand Sero. I didn't understand the why Sero was there, who Sero actually was - I did keep thinking it was Erma's imagination.
I did have many theories to the story, Erma's part anyway of how it could possibly be in her head, how she felt threatened and possibly wasn't even her the gun was supposed to be aimed at.
The book is half thriller and half fantasy but the fantasy just didn’t do it for me, I didn’t feel the need for Sero. Erma’s story would’ve been enough to carry the book but the ending was a bit of an anti-climax for me.
I was very disappointed as I was so looking forward to reading it but on saying that, I do think for fantasy/fiction fans this will be a hit. Iain is a very strong writer and I did like where the story went. It just wasn't my cup of tea.