Susan Hampson's Reviews > The Gathering

The Gathering by Bernadette Giacomazzo
Rate this book
Clear rating

's review

really liked it

This is the first book in a new series set in an a futuristic New York. I love it when an author has the courage to go the whole hog, no holds barred, and change everything not just tweak it, quite a gamble but one that is done to perfection!
The city is now controlled, yes controlled not run, by a tyrant of an Emperor. Oh my is he a piece of work. He makes no excuse for his own selfishness. He comes first before his family and the city but enough is enough, the people really want him gone. The thing is he can’t be voted out, being Emperor is for life not just a term in Office.
The people live in fear of the Cabal, the military run by the Emperor, a vicious group of thugs that would give the citizens a beating when ever the ridiculous rules are broken. It was never going to be an easy task to take him down, if not impossible! The story centres round three long-term friends as they plan to reclaim their City but there is a past complication that comes to light.
Bernadette Giacomazzo has created a super futuristic setting for her characters where there are obvious changes in culture with subtle play on words that change them but still keeps them recognisable at the same time. Swearing is in abundance but again it is, I believe, a sign of the times and setting of the story. You really need to read this story with an open mind. Think back 100 years for a moment just to realise how much has changed. So just let yourself go with the flow of this. Remember we have become less inhibited as the years have gone by.
This is a real busy book which has laid down foundations for the rest of the series. So looking forward to more soon.
5 likes · flag

Sign into Goodreads to see if any of your friends have read The Gathering.
Sign In »

Reading Progress

May 14, 2018 – Started Reading
May 14, 2018 – Shelved
May 14, 2018 – Finished Reading

Comments Showing 1-2 of 2 (2 new)

dateDown arrow    newest »

message 1: by Bernadette (new)

Bernadette Giacomazzo Awesome review Susan. Thank you! :)

Susan Hampson Bernadette wrote: "Awesome review Susan. Thank you! :)"
Thank you. Looks like a brilliant series in the making

back to top