Genre: Science Fiction, Fantasy, Romance.
Hidden in a remote desert mountain, in a secret military base- there is a dangerous machine. One that the American public and the world do not know about.
To the employee’s, aptly named the Machine Monks, the Actuator is the perfect machine to live out their greatest fantasies. Seeing as the purpose of the Actuator is the capability to transform entire communities into alternate realities. The Machine Monks realities that is.
Using sparsely inhabited areas and dampeners to limit the affected areas and minimize their experiments, the Machine Monks progress to feeding 20 different genres into the Actuator’s data base. Meanwhile, a saboteur has dismantled the dampeners and thrown the entire world into chaos and the surviving Machine Monks must scramble to find this person and set the world right!
If this machine was real, you know the entire world would turn into a giant mix of Middle Earth, The Walking Dead and Hogwarts. If it is real, I’m waiting for my Hogwarts letter! Ha ha!
This was a rather fast paced novel as it throws you right into the middle of the chaos. It took me a couple of chapters to figure out what was really going on. Nothing says “oh crap, RUN!” like a giant, fire breathing dragon chasing you down immediately.
With the pace, I did feel that some concepts of the novel were missed, especially as to why this machine came into the hands of the military and why they’re trying to study it. But that might just be me, I like knowing the whole stories.
Other than that, I definitely enjoyed this novel. I’m serious, if it’s real, I know a lot of people like me who are waiting patiently for their Hogwarts letters! I look forward to the future of the Actuator, Xenwyn, Red, Dragon Star, Jon and Glass.
Number of Pages: 276
Provided by: Published, Curiosity Quills Press
Publication Date: August 13, 2013
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Stay tuned for the Actuator 2: Return of the Saboteur review later today!
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