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Autumn has arrived in New York, and Jordan Pendragon attends his first classes as a freshman at Cornell. Born with a brilliant mathematical mind, he balances life as a research assistant with that of a student athlete.
But Jordan also has a quest. He must find the Black Tower, a monolithic edifice housing a thing that defines the very structure of the universe. Jordan believes it is buried somewhere in Antarctica under miles of prehistoric ice.
October finds Jordan earning a starting position with the Cornell hockey team. But a dark cloud gathers over his rookie season. Unexplained deaths, whispers of a cannibal cult, a prophecy, and a stone known only as the Oculus, cast a shadow over his athletic ambitions. It is the start of a terrifying journey down a path of mystery, murder, and to a confrontation with an Evil more ancient than the stars.
Oculus is similar to Slipstream in that it’s a blend of dark fantasy, paranormal and hard science fiction. This sequel goes into more depth than the first book. Jordan is more mature and his knowledge of physics has grown. Whenever something scientific comes up, the reader is given the details about how it all works. For this reason, the geek types (myself included) enjoy these details.
I was glued to page when more details about Jordan’s parents came out. At one point, Jordan was threatened by an enemy of his father, and I liked the way Jordan handled the situation.
There is a lot of graphic sex in this book mostly between Jordan and Kolin. For this reason, I think Oculus has added the genre of erotica as well.
At times, Oculus takes detours from the main plot. These filler type scenes didn’t seem needed, and at times I felt impatient to get back to the plot. Yet, some of these diversions were fun. For example, there is a detailed hockey game that was like a short story within the book, so I thought of it as a bonus. I also found the writing more polished this time.
Lastly, the climax in Hell’s Kitchen rocks. Fans of the first book will be pleased with this sequel. This series is complex and not a light read, so be sure to read Slipstream first.
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