Only Human (Themis files #3) by Sylvain Neuvel
This is the third & final book of Themis files trilogy.
Well, I’m going to miss this series but I thought it really ended well !!
At the end of Waking Gods Rose, Vincent, Eva and Eugene are transported along with Themis to the alien planet.
Nine years later , they escape to Earth. What do they find?
Earth is a mess! There is fear & turmoil everywhere.The giant robot that Rose defeated is rebuilt by the US army and US is controlling half the world. People are divided based upon their alien genetics. Rose feels responsible as she was the one who started all of this by discovering Themis. How is she going to restore humanity back on Earth? Have we reached a point that it couldn’t be restored at all ?Thats what ” Only Human” is about.
This book has past & present type narrative. It alternates between Rose’s life in alien planet vs the things happening at Earth currently. The characters really carry this novel like they did the previous onel. The emotional struggle between Eva & Vincent is the part I loved most. NOTE to the audio book producers, please change Eva’s voice from the last book ( it was unbearable).
Only human isn’t as fast paced as it’s predecessors. But it’s deeply emotional. It makes you feel the I’m significance and ignorance of human race or infact any race.
There is lot of politics. It touches upon racism, socialism, Muslim politics etc. Annnddd it has giant robot battles !. What else do you need ?
Thanks to NetGalley for the ARC
Verdict : A great conclusion to an amazing trilogy. 4/5 Stars