Title: The Automation
Series: Circo del Herrero #1
Genres: Dark Urban Fantasy, Fantasy, New Adult, Occult & Supernatural, Paranormal, Paranormal Fantasy, Science Fiction, Urban Fantasy, Young Adult
SYNOPSIS: The capital-A Automatons of Greco-Roman myth aren’t clockwork. Their design is much more divine. They’re more intricate than robots or androids or anything else mortal humans could invent. Their windup keys are their human Masters. They aren’t mindless; they have infinite storage space. And, because they have more than one form, they’re more versatile and portable than, say, your cell phone—and much more useful too. The only thing these god-forged beings share in common with those lowercase-A automatons is their pre-programmed existence. They have a function—a function their creator put into place—a function that was questionable from the start…
Odys (no, not short for Odysseus, thank you) finds his hermetic lifestyle falling apart after a stranger commits suicide to free his soul-attached Automaton slave. The humanoid Automaton uses Odys’s soul to “reactivate” herself. Odys must learn to accept that the female Automaton is an extension of his body—that they are the same person—and that her creator-god is forging a new purpose for all with Automatons.
[And, yes, “B.L.A. and G.B. Gabbler” are really just a pen name – singular.]
I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
I had a hard time getting into this book. It was a little odd, but over all is was not a bad good, it was good.