Forced to leave her old life behind, Cassidy is on the run from a secret military force that sees her as the ultimate threat. She’s tired. She’s scared. She’s alone. Well, she was alone until her path crosses with Miya, a mysterious warrior of unbelievable strength and power. But the real question is – are things about to get better…or worse?
I believe it was Arthur C C. Clarke that said “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” If you showed Mr. Clarke the crazy hybrid techno-magic that’s present in the Eternal Soulfire universe, his head would probably explode. In this issue, Cassidy’s magic wings went viral and make her the target of the Magic Police. The Magic Police are convinced that people like her use their power for evil and must be stopped. Cassidy isn’t alone, there’s an entire network of fairy winged girls that are all fugitives from these gestapo.
To be honest, I enjoyed this issue of Eternal Soulfire less than the first issue. The dialog and scenario behind Cassidy joining the secret female fairy club felt pretty cliche. Lots of “you ain’t welcome around here” and “did I ask you to open your mouth pretty girl” type stuff. Feels like an anti-drug PSA from the 50s. Besides that things were pretty cool in this issue, we learn more about the Magic Police and their motives. It still seems pretty outlandish that they’re trying to hunt and execute such a lovely girl, but they make some valid points. I feel bad for Cassidy, one minute she’s getting picked on in PE and the next she’s running for her life from space marines with jetpacks and laser guns. This is probably an accurate depiction of what life is like for all teenage girls these days. Eternal Soulfire continues to be a solid read, and I’m interested to see where things head next in this technological magicscape.
Geek-o-Rama received a copy of this book for the purpose of this review. All thoughts, comments and opinions are those of the individual reviewer.