|Nomadic SA Chick||
The “war with no name” has begun, with human extinction as its goal. The instigator of this war is the Colony, a race of intelligent ants who, for thousands of years, have been silently building an army that would forever eradicate the destructive, oppressive humans. Under the Colony's watchful eye, this utopia will be free of the humans' penchant for violence, exploitation and religious superstition. The final step in the Colony's war effort is transforming the surface animals into high-functioning two-legged beings who rise up to kill their masters.
Former housecat turned war hero, Mort(e) is famous for taking on the most dangerous missions and fighting the dreaded human bio-weapon EMSAH. But the true motivation behind his recklessness is his ongoing search for a pre-transformation friend—a dog named Sheba. When he receives a mysterious message from the dwindling human resistance claiming Sheba is alive, he begins a journey that will take him from the remaining human strongholds to the heart of the Colony, where he will discover the source of EMSAH and the ultimate fate of all of earth's creatures.
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It took me a bit to get through this book, but it was worth it. I loved the premise of it. What happens when all animals become self-aware, and evolve into humanistic forms practically overnight? What happens is the "no-name war", lead by a queen ant. We watch as Mort[e], formally known as Sebastian, a house cat turned war hero, searches for his best friend, Sheba, a dog.
The book overall was great. mid-ending got a bit biblical and preachy for my liking, but the best quote I got out of the entire book was "Love is stronger than God". In the end, that is what this book is about; our love for each other, for our pets, for nature, for whatever you love, and how that can drive us to do things that we could never imagine ourselves doing or think we are capable of doing, in both good and bad ways.
I recommend this one. If nothing else, it's a kooky little book that has a great premise
I give this a 4 out of 5