I had a blast reading author Samit Basu’s critically-acclaimed 2012 Turbulence novel awhile back, and it got me hungry for his second serving, the sequel – Resistance. Eleven years have passed, since the flight of BA142 from London to Delhi gave passengers on the plane incredible powers. This was known as the First Wave, the age of the super power humans. It is now 2020 and the world has changed with many super human beings. This Second Wave, humans with no powers serve the ruling super power elites.
The story begins with a giant lobster-like Kaiju attacking Tokyo city. It happens every month and the Kaijus were created by the super villain Kaiju King. Norio Hisatomi is no ordinary billionaire, he leads his Voltron-like team to stop Kaijus and his father the Kaiju King. Norio has created a business/military empire for human beings with no powers and is hellbent on destroying supers. While Aman Sen, a Professor X-type and Tia who can create multiple versions of herself are on a path to find what organization or people are looking to kill all super human beings in the world.
If you’re looking for action and drama, Resistance is it. Resistance reads like a summer superhero flick at the multiplexes. I didn’t really care for many of the new characters, but I’m glad my favorite characters from Turbulence like Aman, Uzma, Tia and Vir are back. I enjoyed the character development of these characters and quick pacing. Usually when people know it’s a sequel book, they might ask if they need to read the first book? Well, you don’t here, author Samit Basu does a solid job of recapping events and history, so the reader can just enjoy and read-it in one seating if need be. But if you do like Resistance, then I suggest reading the first book Turbulence. You won’t be disappointed.
Paperback Title: Resistance
Author: Samit Basu
Publisher: Titan Books
Suggested for ages 14+