By: Mercedes Lackey & Cody Martin, Dennis Lee, and Veronica Giguere
Narrated By: Veronica Giguere
Publish Date: 2010
Series: 3rd book in The Secret World Chronicles series; 1st Book 1/2 (season 1) ~ Invasion, 1st Book 2/2 (season 2) ~ The Hunt, 2nd Book 1/2 (season 3) ~ World Well Lost, 2nd Book 2/2 (season 4) ~ Revolutions, 2.5 Book (season 5) ~ Bonus: Waiting On
***NOTE: I've learned that the podcasted books are divisions of the printed books as follows:
Printed book 1 is Invasion is podcasted seasons 1 & 2.
Printed book 2, World Divided, is podcasted seasons 3 & 4.
Season 5 podcast, Waiting On, is a bonus season - it's stories of characters between books 2 and 3.
Printed book 3, Revolutions, is podcasted seasons 6 & 7.
Printed book 4, Collision, is podcasted books 8 & 9 (season 8 in progress, season 9 yet to come).
(Podcast season titles:
Season 1: Invasion, Season 2: The Hunt, Season 3: World Well Lost, Season 4: World Divided, Season 5: Waiting On, Tales of the Secret World War, Season 6: Revolutions, Season 7: Run Silent, Run Deep, Season 8: Collision)
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My Thoughts and Summary:
What happens when you have a foe is on the inside? ECHO could be in trouble. They need to band together in secret and with others to stay alive.
Bruno is with Scope on the hunt for Harmony. They are looking for Harmony to make her pay for her deeds in Alex Tesla's office. While we travel with Bruno and Scope, it feels like a tribute to Bullrick and his importance to some of the agents. Scope doesn't want to use Vickie's magic help, nor Red Genie's help. All ECHO contacts would not be used, that they wouldn't back them with the revenge payment Harmony was deserved, maybe with an ally that they least expected. Revenge can make likely allies.
Vickie holds my attention and curiousities still. I love seeing her work her magic. And it seems she's becoming the unexpected element that tips the scales in the favor of the good guys, those that want to help people. Vickie holds a power that no one considered in their plans. It's wonderful to see!
In this season, this book, I feel the characters are coming together for more than just a common foe. Their paths cross and the need is there, but they are becoming closer to each other. Like a family. I like this feel with the characters. With this closeness comes the opening of feelings and the history we want to know.
In fighting together and working so closely the hearts start to grow fonder. We see characters starting to draw closer to others. Love and hearts start to get in the way of actions, and even when love isn't returned in kind but given to another.
I didn't realize that I've become totally invested in the Meta's by now. It was something that snuck up on me and has hit me.
The tales of these Meta heroes is an epic one as the world works through all their troubles and fight the battles for humanity.
Now we end with a new battle to be fought, one on the homefront with a different aggressor toward ECHO Meta's. Looking forward to getting into the next podcasted season.