Those of you who have read my previous reviews will know that I am a hardcore fan of the Resident Evil series. In addition to this,there isn't one book that S.D.Perry has written that I have not enjoyed. With that said, here's my take on this recent installment.
Once again, I must congradulate Perry for breathing life into these characters. She continues to stay true to the videogame series while at the same time revealing certain aspects of the characters (Claire, Steve, Chris) that helps us to identify and even sympathise with their struggles. The mythology surrounding the evil Ashford twins, Alfred and Alexia, is finally fleshed out in this novel, filling in the gaps left by the videogame.
When I first encountered these evil characters, I felt disappointed, believing their introduction in the game was ridiculous and farfetched. However, S.D.Perry helps readers to understand their origions, and she brings credibility to their role in this story, as well as the reappearance of Albert Weskers.
Finally, the story has a happy yet sad ending that leaves readers to question the possible future of the surviving characters: Will they ever bring down Umbrella? Will their life on the run ever end? Where will the series go from here? These are questions I have often pondered after reading each novel. I have no idea how the game and the novels alike will bring a close to Umbrella's evil legacy, but whatever happens, I look forward to the next novel and videogame; I'm sure other fellow RE fans will too.