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review Javelin Rain Reawakening Trilogy #2 ë PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Û The fast paced adrenaline filled seuel to Gemini Cell set in the same magical and militaristic world of the acclaimed Shadow Ops series  Javelin A code denoting the loss of a national security asset with strategic impact   RainI Cell and while he may be immortal his wife and son are not   Jim must use all of his strength to keep his family safe while convincing his wife he’s still the same man she once loved Only what his former allies have planned to bring him down could mean disaster not only for Jim and his family but for the entire natio. “He channeled his despair into a stomp that collapsed the Gold’s chest crushing the sternum and revealing the gray edges of a heart pierced by its shattered ribs He lifted the thing by its neck and hauled it over his head slamming it on the ground again and again stomping and wrenchingCrack Crack Crack Bones crunching like gunshots The thing writhed in his grip but it was helpless to fight first against his brutal strength and then its own steadily reducing armature as its own bones broke into fragments”Javelin Rain is the seuel to Gemini Cell which I read in August It picks up immediately after those events I’m assuming that you’ve read that or at the very least are a monster who reads reviews of books further in a series like some kind of savage with no fucks given In either case there will be a few spoilery bits because with a series like this it’s virtually impossible not to write about what previously happened YOU’VE BEEN WARNEDThis is Universal Soldier meets Terminator meets Jason Bourne a gut punchy action packed military fantasy It’s like a frantic storm that is over before you know itI loved most of Javelin Rain However it wasn’t without fault I had issues with the stereotyping of one character in particular As I said in my review for Gemini Cell Cole did a fantastic job of writing characters with actual depth “Because representation matters So goddamn much Myke Cole handles this with such care and attention Jim’s wife Sarah was written with such depth She could have easily become a stereotype but Myke didn’t allow that to happen and I am incredibly grateful for that” Unfortunately much of the characterization of Jawid in Javelin Rain got under my skin and stayed there longer than I would have likedJawid is a Muslim In a military book filled with white dudes he is one of the main antagonists He is the only one that demonstrates any religious beliefs in the story See where I’m getting at here My problem is I’ve read Myke’s work before and have followed him for ages on Twitter Do I think he meant to write a problematic character I truly don’t Not at all But I write honest reviews and I would be remiss if I didn’t mention it I imagine there are some issues surrounding Dadou Alva the Haitian sorcerer that has a tragic backstory as well Although I couldn’t stand her for most of the book I did find myself sympathizing with her Personally I think she is another successful female character from Cole There is to her than meets the eye Even if you find her hard to relate to you can’t deny that she is a complex intriguing characterJavelin Rain is an intensely emotional unrelentingly violent read This is probably Cole’s least hopeful book that I’ve read yet Which if you’ve read The ueen of Crows you know that book is grim and Heloise goes through uite the ordeal But goddamn Jim Schweitzer goes through some SHIT manUltimately this is a story about the love a man has for his partner and child The struggle to hold onto his humanity while being decidedly inhuman This pulled on my heart strings a bit A LOT There is something so fucking raw and beautiful about the relationship between Jim and Sarah It’s uite literally magical“But the magic that linked them would not be denied She could feel it dragging at her chest a physical thing a ship’s line tying them together”Jim is essentially a monster He died in Gemini Cell and then came back as this zombie warrior His skin is grey and pulled over mechanical prosthetics his eyes are silver orbs and his body is pumped full of chemicals These creations are spirits that are binded to corpses by sorcerers He escaped the Gemini Cell and is now a fugitive on the run with his family trying to survive just the most harrowing shit thrown at him by these magic wielding mercenaries It’s bonkersI’m a fan of chase books and action movies If you aren’t perhaps you would feel that this installment is just a bridge between the first and last in the trilogy but I didn’t think it suffered from the second book syndrome at all In fact I am continuously impressed with the worldbuilding and explosive storytelling that Myke Cole is able to produce in such compact volumes No matter the series he writes compulsively readable books

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Ved immediately by any and all means necessary no matter what the cost   Being a US Navy SEAL was Jim Schweitzer’s life right up until the day he was killed Now his escape from the government who raised him from the dead has been coded Javelin Rain Schweitzer and his family are on the run from his former unit the Gemin. Javelin Rain had so much potential I loved the first book Gemini Cell and hoped for awesome namely SEAL Jim Schweitzer who's super noble and badass and determined to save his family In this seuel for some reason we're introduced to two other unlikable main characters one of whom is borderline offensive I realize Cole's style leans towards archetypes but Javid's a walking talking stereotype no even so a caricature Not that there isn't repression and chauvinism among some Muslims but it simply doesn't present like this with guys getting erections from hand shakes from women etc like a bad joke Also I have no problem with cultural critiue vis à vis Muslims but Muslims from the Caucasus are different and therefore have different issues from other communities that aren't girl's schooling There was that too I know he's tolerant from his blog and he does write other normal Muslim or Muslim descended characters but I get the impression he's not that familiar with them This could have used beta reading or maybe just cutting These unlikable characters had a LOT of page time and that doesn't really contribute to an enjoyable read It was the same problem he had with his debut novel Anyway I'll read this author because I still enjoy his work Hoping for good things

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Javelin Rain Reawakening Trilogy #2The fast paced adrenaline filled seuel to Gemini Cell set in the same magical and militaristic world of the acclaimed Shadow Ops series  Javelin A code denoting the loss of a national security asset with strategic impact   Rain A code indicating a crisis of existential proportions   Javelin Rain incidents must be resol. There's something really badly wrong with me An example I'm at the climax of a horrifically graphic battle scene where Jim Schweitzer ex SEAL and current super zombie on the run from a secret government cell is desperately trying to protect his wife and child from magic wielding mercenaries who have come to take him back or take him down Schweitzer's wife is fighting for her life but another mercenary has her in his sights Schweitzer acts In the sudden silence he gazes at the body of the man who tried to rip lightning out of the sky and use it to fry Sarah And my brain immediately goes He's dead Jim But here's the truly amazing thing about Javelin Rain even with my brain inserting lyrics from Star Trekkin at inopportune moments the book still managed to be nail bitingly suspenseful gut wrenching horrific sad and bittersweet in turn One of the things I love about Myke Cole is that when it comes to magic he doesn't do pretty and he doesn't do nice His zombies are no exception Unlike the rest of the Operators in Gemini Cell Schweitzer may still have his mind but his face is sheet metal stretched over skull his eyes are glowing silver orbs shining out from empty sockets His body shows marks from all previous battles carelessly stitched and duct taped to hold it all together Death has irrevocably changed him It's life Jim but not as we know it Throughout the story Schweitzer struggles to come to terms with the fact that while consciousness remains his life is over He can never be a father to his son never take him to soccer practice never take his wife out to dinner Even as he risks all to protect them there are heartbreaking moments where even his loved ones treat him as the monster he is in so many ways Javelin Rain is a little bit hard to characterize in terms of plot It's a second book a things fall apart book in which Schweitzer sets himself in direct opposition to Gemini Cell It's a fugitive's story a chase a series of desperate last stands But it's also a love story An increasingly creepy violent love story because the longer Schweitzer stays dead the of his humanity he loses If you read my reviews you probably know by now that I don't do romance but love stories aren't necessarily romances They're not about passion; they're about commitment about compromises about trust about two alien people trying to create something together Throw in the fact that one member of the couple has veins of glycerol and is steadily losing his last vestiges of humanity the other has a small child with a bad case of poison ivy and they're both on the run from a relentless military black ops military organization and the love story really takes on a uniue flavor As one character puts it Magic is like cancer You don't ask for it and it changes everythingSchweitzer and Sarah's story is not the only plot running through the book but it was definitely my favourite Perhaps half the pagetime is from the perspective of other members of Gemini Cell including Eldredge the chief scientist of the cell and Jawid and Dadou the sorcerers responsible for creating zombie beings like Schweitzer I found the JawidDadou subplot deeply and troublingly problematic Jawid the only Muslim character in the book is a naive simpleton who parrots repressive religious dogma and wants nothing than to own a wife and family Religious simpleton characters irritate me in general and to have Jawid the only Muslim character in the story left a bad taste in my mouth Dadou who has a history of abuse and sexual assault uses her own sexuality to cynically dominate those around her mostly because her higher command orders her to do so something that isn't really dealt with in the story I wanted to empathize with her and certainly her story is tragic but she makes it awfully difficult My other major complaint with the story is that a bunch of major plot elements didn't make sense view spoilerLet's see 1 Why on earth would binding zombies into living beings make them obedient As far as I can tell the Obedient Zombie Track Record is nil one of them is running operations one of them ran away and the rest run wild Why would an intelligent zombie be biddable Wouldn't it have everything it wanted already Eually why would such a living zombie be reliable a known uantity a puppet2 On the same note if Dadou really had the power to grab Sarah out of the soul cyclone then she already had complete power to make Silvers and to make living zombies From the first book and from this one we know the major problem is that the souls that come out of the vortex are just too strong Yet if she really has the power to pick and choose she could choose a weak soul weak enough to be defeated by the Silver 3 On that note the Soul Vortex When I read it I couldn't accept the vortex as the only end in the narrative because it's so damned depressing Plus harking back to Dadou's ability to yank anyone and everyone out of the whirlpool it would mean that literally anyone could be used after death Including Dadou Do I smell a seuel Personally I'd rather the vortex be a single stop on the way to eternity or eternal nothingness4 Why on earth would Eldredge give up the knife Surely it would be better spent protecting Patrick because5 If Sarah really wanted release why couldn't she just go Wasn't staying the hard part It's not like the merc wanted her there From what we know of the whole shared soul bit leaving is easy It's staying that's hard So why didn't Sarah leave rather than be bait hide spoiler