The Last Mystic (Singularity #4)

The Last Mystic (Singularity #4)

by Susan Kaye Quinn

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Overview

What if you knew there was life after death?
Eli is back from the dead... and determined to stop the powerful ascenders who blasted him out to the void. But in the three days he was gone, the world moved on. The girl he loves is determined to build an army of augmented humans to fight the ascenders—with herself as the next Offering. The ascenders are lining up in a death cult based on the charismatic ascender Eli accidentally released from storage—and all the restraints that have kept the ascender world in balance are now off. Everyone is rushing to be the first to bring a Second Singularity—to reach the numinous world from which Eli just returned—regardless of the cost. And the chaos and bloodshed of the first Singularity show just how high that cost can be. How can he stop the world from hurtling off the cliff when he's the one who proved there's something to reach, if only you could learn how to fly?

The Last Mystic is the thrilling conclusion to the Singularity series.
This philosophical, HopePunk sci-fi series explores the intersection of mind, body, and soul in a post-Singularity world.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940161404799
Publisher: Twisted Space LLC
Publication date: 01/07/2020
Series: The Singularity Series , #4
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 96,891
File size: 923 KB

About the Author

Susan Kaye Quinn is a rocket scientist turned speculative fiction author who now uses her PhD to invent cool stuff in books. Her works range from gritty Future-Noir to philosophical HopePunk, with side trips into royal steampunk romance and middle grade fantasy. Her bestselling novels and short stories have been optioned for Virtual Reality, translated into German and French, and featured in several anthologies.

She writes full-time from Chicago, inventing mind powers and dreaming of the Singularity.

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The Last Mystic (Singularity #4) 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
SRS130 9 days ago
The Last Mystic is all that a fan of the Singularity Series could ask for and more. I have loved following along with the protagonist of this series, partly because it feels like the more I've read, the more I've grown alongside Eli. I love the science fiction elements of the Singularity world and for me what makes this world a world worth visiting is that it is a world where stories are told with heart. This view into the future of technology is illuminating; and the way that Singularity’s technology is used to share Eli's tale of enlightenment is what draws the reader in most. The universal message of this story speaks to where we find ourselves as a society today while reminding us that there is always hope for the future. I truly enjoyed all of the books of this series. Eli's journey has come to a satisfying conclusion and because of that, his world and our world are better places for having experienced it.
Sandy-thereadingcafe 16 days ago
4.5 stars—THE LAST MYSTIC is the fourth and final instalment in Susan Kaye Quinn’s young adult SINGULARITY sci-fi/ dystopian series focusing on the merging of mind, body and soul with the technology of the future. BACKGROUND: The ‘Singularity’ resulted in most of the world’s population transforming themselves into a hybrid known as the Ascended-part man/part machine but the few remaining humans become what is known as the Legacy-the true descendants of humankind. The Singularity series looks at the struggle between the Ascended and everyone else. Told from first person perspective (Elijah Brighton) THE LAST MYSTIC continues to focus on the war between the Ascended and the Legacy. It has been prophesied that the world is approaching a second singularity whereby all of the human population will become the Ascended but Eli Brighton, once dead, but now resurrected, is the face of the resistance, a resistance that will soon discover the second singularity has already begun, with the help of Eli himself. As Eli continues to bridge between the living and the dead, the resistance is targeted by the ascenders, time and again. Eli Brighton has the power of life and death, resurrection and renewal. With his ability to resurrect the dead, Eli’s friends realize that they are at the outset of a new world order. THE LAST MYSTIC and the SINGULARITY series focuses on the mind, body, and soul: a spiritual storyline that questions the existence of God, and life after death; and if there is something beyond the here and now, where is it, and who will be in charge?. The ascended believe they no longer have a soul, a belief that will be questioned every time Eli enters the ‘fugue’ but Eli’s own death, resurrection and self-actualization becomes the benchmark by which everyone measures their own experience. Susan Kaye Quinn pulls the reader into a fantastic world of speculative fiction using supernatural, paranormal, science, and futuristic concepts. A world of robotics and AI fused with the human mind allows for the possibility of immortality but at the cost of one’s soul. THE LAST MYSTIC is a fascinating and mesmerizing look at the possibility of the impossible.
LolaReviews 16 days ago
This series really is something different than what I normally read. The Last Mystic is an awesome ending to the series. I did struggle a bit through the first part of the book as it had been a while since I read the previous book and had to get back into this series and remember who everyone was and what is going on and get in the right mindset. The author did do a great job putting in enough reminders about who is who and what's going on. This is quite the intense read. It's almost philosophical in nature at times, with the questions it poses and the answers to those. There are some big surprises in this book and how the whole struggle gets resolved. I had a few questions left mainly about the big change and how this all works and a few side characters that I would've liked to see what happened with them. I enjoyed following Eli along on this journey and was also happy with how much the other side characters help along the way. I thought this was a great ending to the series and I would definitely recommend it to science fiction fans.
TheBookBag 18 days ago
The Last Mystic starts off strong, with Eli coming back from the dead, and the excitement escalates from there. This is an action-packed, exciting, heartwarming story that shows what people can do when they come together with a common goal. I love this series and although I am a little sad that this is the end, I'm totally satisfied with the ending—and this series as a whole. This genre is not my typical reading material but Susan writes amazing stories, no matter what genre she currently writing and I've loved everything of her's that I've read. She does not disappoint! You really need to check out the Singularity series. You're going to love is just like I did!