I was lucky enough to read this book before it was released, thanks to a fun little giveaway hosted by the incredible author Jacob Gowans and I just want to say thanks to him for giving away such an awesome prize. I literally thought I was going to die of suspense waiting to see what was going to happen next in the Psion Series.
Sammy, a fourteen-year-old fugitive, accidentally discovers he has the powers of a Psion.
A six-month journey of incredible trials has brought Sammy back to Capitol Island, but things aren't what they used to be. There are more demons to face and new challenges to overcome. Looming over it all is the war. To make matters worse, big changes are happening in Psion Alpha and Psion Beta—changes Sammy doesn't like.
Katie Carpenter, once the great Queen of Anomaly Thirteens, has fallen from grace, and Sammy is the key to regaining her status.
Commander Byron investigates the depths of Victor Wrobel's treason, and the deeper he searches, the more danger he finds.
The Silent War is at a tipping point; even one boy can be the difference.
But to do so, he must survive.
I have been a huge fan of the Psion Series since I first discovered Psion Beta earlier this year, instantly falling in love with the main character Sammy and all the psion's at beta headquarters.
And this book only increased my love of them. In the first two books Sammy literally went through hell. In fact I spent many days asking myself, what more could the author possibly put Sammy through? I mean this kid has been through more crap than most characters go through in an entire series, and that was only in the first two books. And what's more is that not only does he live to tell the tale, but he becomes more determined to live by the oath that he first stated upon signing up to be a Psion.
One thing that all the Psion books promise to deliver on is action! And like the last two books this one does not disappoint! Literally picking up right where Psion Gamma left off we are immediately reminded of Sammy's last adventure and his close brush with the in-famous Katie Carpenter, and a certain promise from Jeffie. And I couldn't help but think, finally, finally something good is going to happen for Sammy! I mean something besides being the best beta there ever was!
I held to hope and as Sammy begun his life at headquarters again it was easy to see that things were different. Sammy wasn't the same person he was when he went on his mission to Rio and it pained me as I realized that simplicity was just not in the cards for Sammy. Which of course if you have read the first two books you know that life for Sammy hasn't been simple for a very long time.
As for the other characters at headquarters life seemed to be pretty much the same, they had the same basic problems they always had; rankings, who was better at gaming, and who was dating who. But it is these characters and these seemingly normal moments that make you realize just how fragile life really is.
Besides being action packed this book gives us a wonderful glimpse into the history of the anomalies, the Silent War, life as an Alpha and many of the characters that we have grown to love.
The world that Jacob Gowans has created is incredibly descriptive and I can't help but feel as if I am actually there as the words transform into a movie in my mind. I feel as if I really know his characters and what it means to be a psion. Psion Delta is an incredible ride on both the roller coaster of emotions and action and is one that you absolutely can't miss. It will move you to tears, make you cheer, make you scream and of course make you question everything!
Favorite Character Moment:
I had many in this book in fact one of them is almost an entire chapter, but the one I am going to share with you here is one that I think really represents the kind of person that Sammy is!
Dr. Rosmir stared hard at him. "I wish," he cast his eyes away for a moment, "that I had your strength. You are remarkable. And there's no anomaly for that..." (kindle, loc. 3622).Now on to the next portion of this review....the awesome author interview!! That's right, Jacob Gowans graciously agreed to answer all of my ridiculous questions, and the only place you are going to see them is right here! Due to the length of the interview and the fact that I can't bear to cut out any of Jacob Gowans answers I have decided to release this interview into two parts!! Read part 1 now and tune in Tuesday for the second installment! So without further ado I give you an insight into Jacob Gowans!
"Devouring worlds, one book and recipe at a time."