Echoes: Lucifer and the Dark Goddess is the first in Nikki Broadwell’s new dystopian series.
Feirin wakes up with no memories of her past, her powers, or her mission in this time and place. Racism and classism are rampant in the cities, and the desert beyond the concrete wall is desolate and uninhabitable. Feirin is tasked with helping the people find their humanity again and reintroduce the gods to this place.
This is a well written dystopian novel that stands apart from the crowd- an adult take on the usual post-apocalypse world. Imagine if you will, Mad Max with a bit of magic thrown in. The characters are well developed, with relatable strengths and flaws, and they face off with a truly formidable enemy. Broadwell has created a universe that is well established for future sequels.