Tuesday, 11 June 2013
Stormfront: The Three The Death Dealer by Will Van Stone Jr
Dylan Jacob Bradshaw is a special boy. He is a telekinetic and telepath, able to manipulate the world around him with a thought as well as delve into the deepest parts of a person’s mind. He is also one of the deadliest assassins of the Order of Three, an ancient fraternity of the world’s elite killers. At fifteen, he is also the youngest. Along with his hacker partner, Cody Markus, he is sent out to kill the drug pushers, the child molesters, the sweet old grandfathers. He embraces his dark side, and that dark side could be the end of not only his career, but his life.
When he is sent to infiltrate, and kill, a group of especially twisted pedophiles, he cracks, and goes on a killing rampage. When the Order of Three discovers how much blood he had on his hands, they bar him from their walls; the only home he knows...
They send The Three, the deadliest assassins of the Order, to properly dispose of him. He seeks sanctuary with a power telekinetic and telepath and her son, who teach him how to effectively use his special abilities in ways the Order never did, who themselves are hunted by a mad sociopath bent on destroying them.
To survive, he must learn just how powerful he is and use everything he has at his disposal to make his way back to the Order and uncover truths he never knew were out there.
Alright. So, I have to admit that when I started the story I thought, oh no. If there is one thing in this world I can't read or watch it is stories about pedophiles. That is just too messed up for me. Having said that, I am glad I didn't give in to the urge to put the book down and kept reading. It turns out there are no horrible pedo scenes (they are there but not described and only right at the beginning) and it isn't the main focus of the story. The story is one that I loved.
Will Can Stone Jr does a great job of keeping this assassin story flowing. I love conspiracies and secret agencies. Throw in some sweet X-men like powers and I'm hooked.
Dylan's struggle to survive his own assassination was filled with exciting, heart stopping action that kept me reading until the end. And the end? Omg? What was that all about?
All I know is there better be a sequel to this to explain what in god's name made Dylan do what he did. I actually reread the story thinking I'd missed something. So Will. Orders from me. Write the next book. Sooner than later.
And for those of you who are reading this review, you need to go get your copy. Sooner than later. This gets a great 4 stars from me.