Before the Evolution there was TorBane: technology that infused human DNA with cybernetic better. It had the ability to grow new organs and limbs, to heal the world. Until it evolved out of control and spread like the common cold. The machine took over, the soul vanished, and the bane were born. The Bane won't stop until every last person has been infected. With less than two percent of the human population left, mankind is on the brink of extinction.
Eve knows the stories of the Evolution, the time before she wandered into the colony of Eden, unable to recall anything but her name. But she doesn't need memories to know this world is her reality. this is a world that is quickly losing its humanity, one Bane at a time.
Fighting to keep one of the last remaining human colonies alive, Eve finds herself torn between her dedication to the colony, and the discovery of love. There is Avian and West - one soldier, one a keeper of secrets. And in the end, Eve will make a choice that will change the future of mankind.
The Bane id The Terminator meets The Walking Dead with a heart-twisting romance.
Previously published as Eden, due to reader demand it has been revamped and released as The Bane: book one in The Eden Trilogy.
Title: The Bane
Author: Keary Taylor
Series: The Eden Trilogy- 1
Publisher: Keary Taylor Books
Date of Release: March 5th 2013
Date of Release: March 5th 2013
Source: *Received in exchange for an honest review*
PLEASE NOTE: This is going to be tricky to describe without giving any pronounced spoilers, however, I shall try my best but this may mean it will be a little shorter than normal, sorry!
I must be honest, this book took much longer to read than a book of this size normally takes me and I think it was due to the fact that there was so much information being supplied most of the time, I didn't want to get confused or miss any out. Next, the cover, oh the cover! There are only two words in this world that can truly describe it, it looks 'kick ass', and I'm sure you shall agree.
Eve stumbled into her tribe with no memory of her life, only one word of which she used as her name. Her tribe is one of the 2% of humans still living, and who knows, thats probably already decreased. Their world has been taken over by Bane, humans who have been infected by a virus of which has turned them into, basically, robots. They must learn to survive on their own, with supplies rapidly falling and mysterious illnesses increasing, they must find a cure to this virus before all Bane begin to become more intelligent... and more violent.
Eve is one strong character, and when I say strong, I mean STRONG and DETERMINED. She works day and night with only five hours sleep and always puts her tribe before herself, even if it means travelling right into the spiders web, the city. She also feels no emotion, just a blank stare would greet you, but she is one of the most trusted in the tribe along with their leaders for her dedication and commitment for getting supplies and always helping those in need. She does not seem to dwell on her past much, which is good as she just gets on with it and so accepts how it is and her new way of life. But, when she starts to feel emotion, she does become a bit annoying as she goes on about it a lot, which is understandable as its a new experience for her, but there was just too much. I also didn't like the fact that she always had to be the one doing everything, okay you can only do so much, but seriously, you need to take a break sometimes and allow others to have a go and expand their own skills instead of hiding behind her all the time. Yes, she does it to protect them which is incredibly loyal, but I would have liked to seen a little more of her team and their own characters.
I would also have liked to see a little more of Brady, as he was the only child in the tribe it would have been interesting in the way of which he saw the world and what he was doing and going through. But of what we saw of him, I really liked his character as he always brought a stream of light into the misery of the tribe. I also liked how he always got really excited with a goofy smile on his face when Eve was going to teach him something, such as the slingshot.
The story itself was very engaging and so pulled me right in with something always happening, I almost felt like if I looked out my window I would see a Bane helicopter and them all hiding behind a tree. The idea of the book was also really imaginative and the creativeness added such adventure to it, and the action, wow, there was a lot of action. I also liked the way their camp always revolved around their gardens and the practicality of their actions.
I enjoyed this book and couldn't stop reading until the very end.
The next book in the series: The Human.