The very beginning of the story was interesting and drew me in. Shortly, it became a fairly slow read because the plot became confusing and the killing excessive. At 355 pages, I wondered if everyone in the story would be killed.
Violina is the protagonist and the best character as she seemed to know what she wanted out of life. She and her girlfriend, Lux, suffer everything together and decide to search out and destroy the militants raging against their people and trying to take over the world.
This story would be about good versus evil if there was any goodness to be found. A lesson to be learned in this tale is that everyone is mean and a few people survive. The sheer number of fatalities was enough to shock the average reader. Lovers of sci-fi, crime fiction may find it a not such a gruesome doomsday read. I thought it was excessive and pardon the pun ... overkill.
Generally speaking, this book was depressing and had a cliff-hanger ending. On the upside, there was not much if any bad language and no sex and seemed professionally edited. Oh, and Violina and her gal pal lived—which is good because they tell the story. I give this book 2 out of 5 stars.