Title – Omnilogos: Extended Edition
Author – Michele Amitrani
Genre – Science Fiction
Length – 246 Pages
Publication – October 2015
My Rating – 4/5 Stars
“I am a collector of hopes and peregrine truths, a shepherd of thoughts, ideas, projects and dreams too important not to be realized. I’m an abstract concept that has no body, no smell, no boundaries, no shape and no color. I am the Omnilogos.” So it is forged, a Science Fiction saga that gave birth to a legend, a tale about the life of a man with one project that will change mankind’s future forever. Ten stories about his life, his sorrow, and his quest to gather the resources and the people needed to claim our place among the stars. This is Wei’s story. This is the world of the Omnilogos. New Extended Edition! With extra material including an additional chapter plus an exclusive sneak preview of the upcoming sequel Pelargonium, book two of the Omnilogos Series!
This book was a complete mystery to me when I started it, the synopsis doesn’t give away much..
What I read turned out to be a well-crafted story revolving around Wei. He’s the Omnilogos. He’s special.. he knows a lot.. and knows how to get answers he needs. He’s also very adept at changing the course of the future using his skills.
After the first few chapters I was still a little lost as to what the plot of the story was but I stuck to it… and I’m glad I did. What I initially rated at 3/5 stars at around 50% through turned into a 4 star by the end of the book.. how everything fit together towards the end and a very explosive scene involving Wei pushed this book up the ratings in my opinion
The plot is a slow burner.. Wei is influencing events around him in order to reach his intended outcome over a period of years, the book jumps further in time as you go. To start with it was a little hard to get my bearings but once I started to understand Wei a little more I settled down and really enjoyed this
There are quite a few characters in this book and due to time passing quickly you don’t get a lot of development with any of them except Wei but all of these characters have a role which plays out nicely at the end. This is Wei’s story.. no one else’s.
Wei was a fascinating character, it’s hard to explain why but his abilities and superior intellect with childish naivety were brilliant.. he acted like those around him just didn’t see the big picture forgetting he was the only one who truly knows what he is trying to achieve. He likes to only give away the essential information required to get the results.. no more no less.
Overall this was a unique tale for me, interesting but slow to evolve. If it sounds interesting to you give it a go but make sure you give it the time it deserves.. it’s not a quick/easy read..you need to digest this one to fully enjoy it
Here’s hoping you agree with me 🙂
Final thought – Would I read the next book in the series..Yes! I feel like this is the first book when I really had no idea what would happen next.. as for the next book i have no idea what could happen at all..and for that reason I need to read it!
My thanks go to the author for the chance to read/review their work