Fifteen years have passed since the events in The Deaths of Tao and the battle between the Prophus and the Genjix has reached a fever pitch. Moving forward with their plan to transform Earth into a habitable planet for the Quasing, the Genjix have established terraforming facilities in all corners of the globe. Can the Prophus prevent global destruction or will life as we know it cease to exist?
I received an advanced copy for Angry Robot Books in exchange for an honest review.
Keeping that teaser as vague as possible was incredibly difficult as I didn’t want to spoil the story for those who haven’t read the first two books (side note: get on that, people!). The dynamic amongst the Tan family was just as entertaining as ever as the dialogue crackles and the character development is top notch.
While Chu keeps things consistent with the third person narrative, he does move among focused individuals with each chapter. While I usually prefer a story to follow one person, as readers, we’re spoiled by the number of compelling and interesting characters contained within the Tao universe and Chu would be doing us a disservice by not showcasing as many as possible.
I should also note that not only is Rebirths of Tao jam-packed with action and espionage, it’s hilarious to boot. Chu has a great sense of humour and uses it to great effect in both breaking tension and entertaining his audience.
The Rebirths of Tao brings a close to a very rich trilogy. I’m happy to see that both Wesley Chu and Angry Robot books have committed to one another in announcing a separate stand-alone trilogy that will take place within the Tao universe. The first book hits shelves in 2016 and I couldn’t be more excited.
Expected publication: April 07th, 2015.