Title: Rule of Thirds
Publisher: DSP Publications
Cover Artist: Jennifer Vance
Publication Date: April 17, 2018
Length: 200 pages
Reviewed by Racheal
A traumatic past doesn’t have to mean not having a future.
When Jason Diovardi, military elite, is removed from active duty after failing too many psych evals, he has only one goal in mind: get back into the field. It’s all he knows and all he thinks he’s good for, which is why he grudgingly accepts two live-in AI Companions to help him begin to recover from his severe PTSD. Chase and Shade are a matched pair, and Jason hopes they’ll keep each other distracted enough to leave him alone so he can go through the motions and be cleared for fieldwork.
Jason doesn’t expect to actually get better, and the progress he makes with his patient and caring Companions sneaks up on him—and so do unexpected feelings between the three of them. Now Jason might even be able to admit to being happy. But has he healed enough to allow himself to accept what Chase and Shade are offering?
Hope. Love. A reason to live.
First I will have to admit, that sci-fi is not my usual reading, any kind of sci-fi! Books, movies, TV shows you name it, it could be the fact that I lack that interested component somewhere in my DNA lol. However, Aidan Wayne's book Rule Of Thirds didn't do that that for me, Aidan's story sucked me from the beginning.
Just kind of a brief summary of my journey of the story. I am introduced to a character named Jason, who during the time he has served in the armed forces and has done special missions that have broken his body, heart, trust, and soul a little with each one, until the latest one about killed him, literally and figuratively speaking.
Set some time in the future, but with a modern believability to me, since technology has come some far, there is this place called Al. Where artificial humans are basically made as campaigns. I was able to see them more as humans through the author's eyes then robots as in the movies such as Irobot. I liked that I was able to see that way, so when the author introduced the next two characters Shade and Chase I didn't feel that indifference when the three's paths eventually meet.
This story was a powerful story of three having to come together in less than normal circumstances but what was built out of lack of trust, hurt, and love was nothing more than a miracle in the making.
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