Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Micro Mention "The Assassins of Altis"

Jack Campbell

"The Assasins of Altis" was probably my favorite one yet of Jack Campbell's "The Pillars of Reality" steampunk series. He has a way of making his characters grow on you until you feel incredibly attached to them—and then he threatens their lives. I love it.

There is something about Campbell's stories that always draw me in. Even when I notice flaws, the world he creates in his stories never cracks open and falls apart for me. I'm not entirely sure at this point if my firm suspension of disbelief is a genuine effect of his quality as a storyteller or maybe I've just been so long immersed in his imaginary realms I just can't tell the difference anymore. 

In any case, I often find myself wishing the real world worked more like a Jack Campbell story than it does. There are still great, possibly world-ending perils in Campbell's stories, but there is always a core of thoughtful earnest people willing to put everything on the line to face those challenges. They aren't zealous or god-like entities and aren't immune to consequences that might result in their tragic deaths. But still, they struggle, fight, and almost always succeed because they do what they believe is the right thing to do for the good of everyone.

I'm just saying I wish there were more people like that in the real world.

This preview is an Amazon Affiliate link; 
as an Amazon Associate, I earn from qualifying purchases.

No comments:

Post a Comment