Paul Tsabo. Bureaucromancer. Political activist. Loving father. His efforts to decriminalize magic have made him the government's number one enemy - and his fugitive existence has robbed his daughter of a normal life.
Aliyah Tsabo-Dawson. Videogamemancer. Gifted unearthly powers by a terrorist's magic. Raised by a family of magicians, she's the world's loneliest teenager - because her powers might kill anyone she befriends.
The Unimancers. Brain-burned zombies. Former 'mancers, tortured into becoming agents of the government's anti-'mancer squad. An unstoppable hive mind.
When Paul accidentally opens up the first unsealed dimensional broach on American soil, the Unimancers lead his family in a cat-and-mouse pursuit all the way to the demon-haunted ruins of Europe - where Aliyah is slowly corrupted by the siren call of the Unimancers....
©2016 Ferrett Steinmetz (P)2017 Audible, Ltd
I've loved this series ever since the debut novel 'Flex'. The worldbuilding is truly unique, with a spin on magic I'd never seen before, the characters weren't carbon copies of every other chistle-jawed hero and svelte heroine we so often see.
Good as Flex was, though, the second book - The Flux - was better still.. and yet. Yet, Fix blew the first two out of the water. This is by far the best of the trilogy, bringing new spins and twists that I simply did not see coming, and eventually, after a wild ride, bringing the series to an emotionally satisfying conclusion.
As to the narration. I admit, I found the performance in Book 1 to be a bit lackluster. But it has improved over the series to the point where I don't even remember what I thought was lacking. In this book, the narrator is truly wonderful, bringing the characters to like.
My only word of warning is this: Do not start with Fix. To enjoy this series, you need to start with Book One and work your way through in the proper order.
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