Sci-fi action, angst, and super-powered teenagers abound in this new series from Reki Kawahara, the acclaimed author of Sword Art Online and Accel World!
Ever since a terrible childhood tragedy, Minoru Utsugi has wished for one thing: solitude. Years later, a bizarre encounter leaves a mysterious artifact in Minoru's body that grants his wishbut that's far from the end of his troubles. Others have been visited and given powers like Minoru's, but their twisted desires are not so benign. When a murderous force threatens the people Minoru holds dear, will his newfound abilities be enough to stand in its way? And can there be a future for someone who craves eternal solitude above all else? The story of the Isolator begins here!
About the Author
Reki Kawahara is an award winning author best known for his light novel series, Sword Art Online and Accel World.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
FYI This is the Light Novel (Mainly text with occasional pictures) This...this is an excellent story. The main character Minoru is really fleshed out and the villain is one of the most sadistic and twisted characters I have read about in a light novel. But, what really separates this from all the other light novels I've read is the shift in perspective throughout the story. You get the story told from Minoru and the Biters view. It really adds context behind the motives of both characters as they struggle with their own emotional traumas. I really recommend this one and as always, yen press did a good job on the translation. I found less typos in this book than I do in Sci-Fi and Fantasy novels originally written in English. The book I picked up was also in hard cover for a nice added touch. Lastly, I really hope the author keeps up the shift in perspective in the next volume. Really adds a nice personal touch to a villian you would otherwise despise without knowing their motives and background.