TBR reviewer: Mark
I really liked the sound of this and thought it sounded right up my alley. Unfortunately, I found this very hard going very early on and really could not get to grips with all of the various characters who are spread out across many different worlds. I found many of the names difficult to pronounce. The plot just way too overly heavy and convoluted right from the start. The problem for me was that the plot all just felt a bit old hat. The alien invasion theme has been done multiple times in Sci-Fi to the point that authors attempting this angle need to come up with fresh ideas and a new approach. I am not sure that Shay Fabbo ever really manages this. The Mekans just came across as a bit of a cold, empty threat and never particulary frightening. There was so much going on in the opening chapters that I had trouble keeping track who was who and exactly what was going on.
The Chosen felt a bit too much like a step backwards for good, ground-breaking Sci-Fi and there was never anything here that I hadn't seen done before.