Dark, fun, and brutal
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I really enjoyed this story. The action is tight and fast. The creatures are smart and deadly. The characters are well-realized and fit into the narrative well. The standouts for me were Eva and the evil Doctor, both were fun to follow and felt fully detailed and real. The premise is interesting and fun while staying well inside the boundaries of the universe it exists in. I never felt as if things didn't make sense or that they were confusing or out of place. You don't shy away from the necessities of the world you've laid out. Whether it's men, women, or children; monsters wouldn't discriminate and yours definitely don't. Some of the horror I see here seems to forget this. As for the violence itself, It never felt unnecessary or out of place. It happened when it made sense to happen and it did not linger beyond what was needed for the scene. One of the things I most enjoyed was the method the scientists use to "control" the monsters. It was interesting and extreme without being silly or ridiculous. Definitely makes for an interesting mental image.
At the beginning of the story, it often felt like I was having a huge cast of characters thrown at me. It made it difficult to know for certain who I should be focusing on. I often felt like I was missing some world-building, information about the world around the characters to help me better understand them and their place in it.
The world-building is where I think the most could be done. More insight into the universe you have constructed would go far to help us immerse ourselves in it. Politics, time period, social issues between characters, or maybe backstories on their lives, things like this might make this story really sing. Honestly, I struggle to give any real advice here. The work is competent, engaging, and most importantly fun to read. I would recommend it to anyone interested in a dark, visceral horror story.
This work is filled with the marks of an adept, caring author. I encourage anyone reading this to give this book a once over. You won't be disappointed.