Prophet’s Journey by Matthew S. Cox

This novel is a post-apocalyptic road movie through the eyes of an innocent, both providing a story filled with adventure and peril, and questioning whether the collapse of civilisation must leave us uncivilised. The events of this book take place after Cox's The Awakened series. Spoilers ahead. Following the defeat of Archon, Althea has returned … Continue reading Prophet’s Journey by Matthew S. Cox

Angel Descended by Matthew S. Cox

Cox seamlessly fuses nuanced cyberpunk with magic-in-all-but-name to produce a novel that is both a character-driven thriller and a dramatic spectacular. This novel concludes Cox’s The Awakened series. Risk of spoilers ahead. Despite his failure to recruit all the Awakened to his cause, Archon is close to achieving his dream of an off-world colony for … Continue reading Angel Descended by Matthew S. Cox

Daughter of Ash by Matthew S. Cox

Cox mixes classic cyberpunk and near-superpowers with the emotional impacts of isolation to produce a fast-paced science-fiction thriller that is much more than fancy gear and wish-fulfilment fantasies Warning: Information Hazard. This novel is the fourth in the Awakened series. Readers unfamiliar with previous volumes who proceed beyond this point might suffer damage to surprise … Continue reading Daughter of Ash by Matthew S. Cox

Grey Ronin by Matthew S. Cox

Combining a nuanced fusion of Japanese culture and future tech with a strong focus on common humanity, Cox provides a fresh perspective on the Asian-corporate trope common to cyberpunk. This novel is the third in The Awakened series. As such this review might overwrite your surprise buffers in places. Twenty-fifth century Japan is a fusion … Continue reading Grey Ronin by Matthew S. Cox