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I received an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.
Set in a dangerous post-apocalyptic, near-future Manhattan, The Black Sky (The Perseverantia Trilogy #1) by Timothy D. Minneci tells the gripping story of a group of survivors, some living in a lawless wasteland, others safely inside a walled city, caught in the ticking clock adventure of an extraordinary mission to save one man, unlock the truth of humanity’s near extinction, and risk it all to save the ones they love - a thrilling debut novel that illuminates the power of family, survival against all odds, and hope in dark times.
I'm so lucky to have had the opportunity to read an ARC of this sci-fi dystopian post-apocalyptic series opener from Mr. Minneci, a fellow Ohioan. I will say that with everything that's been going on so far this year reading a post-apocalyptic story just hits a little differently than it used to. I don't know about you, but any more when I read from this genre I always have something along the lines of "don't get any more ideas, 2020" in the back of my mind as if that will make a difference. This new novel was no exception. When it says near-future it really seems like it could just be around the corner.
As for what I enjoyed, I really appreciated the action, the speedy pacing, the twists and turns, and the world building of this future Manhattan. The characters are all well fleshed out, including the supporting members of the cast. I especially appreciated Tessa's can do, take no crap attitude. Another highlight is the author's great descriptions of of unique weapons and advanced technology that the characters find themselves coming face to face with. My only real issue is that sometimes during my reading experience I felt too distant from Bishop to really connect with his character as much as I would have liked.
Overall, The Black Sky by Timothy D. Minneci is a must-read if you're interested in action-packed sci-fi, post-apocalyptic, and/ or dystopian stories. You will want to make sure that this one is on your radar. If you're a fan of the writing of Robert Ludlum or John Carpenter's Escape From New York, I have a feeling you'll feel right at home here. I can't wait to see what happens next in the next installment of The Perseverantia Trilogy.
The Black Sky (The Perseverantia Trilogy #1) by Timothy D. Minneci will be released on August 28, 2020 and my review is also available on Goodreads.