The descriptive writing brought the various worlds, scenes and situations to life as I joined the four Kota warriors on their journey through space, time and dimensions in order to save humanity from an evil and deadly virus.
The characters are well-fleshed out and completely believable, each with their own flaws and vulnerabilities, and I enjoyed watching them develop as the series progressed.
Each book has a new setting and additional characters, but flawlessly continues on from the previous book in the series.
All four books are filled with danger, excitement and action, plus plenty of twists, turns and intrigue.
This series was a definite page-turner and a good lengthy read that gave me something to get my teeth into!
I enjoyed it immensely and will be looking out for other books by Ms. Somerville.
In a war-scorched future, the Dominion tyranny rules with an iron fist. Genetic experimentation has created freaks and unbeatable soldiers alike. The Elite thrive in technologically advanced cities while common citizens languish in poverty. And always, the dehumanizing DRK virus threatens.
Only a people called the Kota offer hope - hope in the form of prophecies...
It is Trok's responsibility, after 500 years, to find and unite four prophesied Kota Warriors destined to save Earth. However, nothing about these children is what Trok expects. Loree is an assassin with the uncanny ability to dematerialize. Zaak is forced to grow up on an alien planet. Alex is a telepath mysteriously abducted for a year. Ryu has incredible mutate-genes of strength.
Whether the Warriors are ready or not, Earth and its struggling rebels are in desperate need of saviors. But can four Warriors really make a difference?
Working as the immortal Interceder, Trok knows that winning this war will take a miracle - one even he cannot foresee.
For the Kota Warriors, everything has changed. Trok has abandoned them. Cruelthor has disappeared. They're cut off from Earth, never to return. On their own, what purpose do they serve now?
Ebon is a desolate planet never meant for human life. The Ebonite colonists have long been trying to exterminate the native Kynajabi creatures, and the Warriors soon find themselves entangled in the turmoil of their new world. The Warrior Seer becomes a god-prophet, working to guide the suffering citizens and veterans of the Kynajabi Eradication Effort. The Hunter and the Fighter continue the search for Cruelthor, but soon an unexpected source tells them of a new mission. And the Warrior Leader? Well, it's up to Cliqani to heal her mysteriously resurrected Earthling patient, who may be able to save the colonists from the native beasts. However, it's Trok's Ebonite friend who holds the secret to restoring peace for Ebon and its inhabitants.
Together, the Warriors and their Ebonite hosts must learn to sacrifice for the benefit of others - even others most alien.
Phantasya is a world of second chances. It's also a world fated to test man's faith. In this supernatural paradise, trials and revelations arise for each Kota Warrior. Rave and Arctos must travel back to Ebon to finish a mission they thought was over. Amu teleports to Rowen and discovers a secret hidden since Earth. Kynacoba and Galcon fight a devilish enemy who could lead the Phantasyans into horrific rebellion against their Guardian.
Meanwhile, the isolation of Trok's immortality begins to take its toll. Knowing how this future will end, he must do what is right for everyone involved.
But how do you best fight a losing battle? The more the Warriors discover, the trickier their choices become.
The Kota of Zenith have waited centuries for the Warriors. Now, their Empress insists that Rave force their last prophecy into fulfillment, despite what it will mean for Kynacoba.
Shocking them all, Cruelthor is discovered on Zenith with the DRK virus, and it's then that Amu's Magi mission becomes clear. But how are the Kota of Zenith not immune?
With the help of Neema and Toel, two Zenoes with secrets of their own, the Warriors must discover what it truly means to be Kota. Only then can they defeat the DRK and reach the promised Re-Life of peace.
She self-published her first book in college in 2004 and has been evolving The Kota Series since she was nine, basing the story on childhood fantasies derived from watching too much X-Men and Star Wars and reading too much Chronicles of Narnia and A Wrinkle in Time.