Aric Davis doesn’t tell the same old story the same old way. He’s not afraid to get dark or weird and he proves it again with Weavers. The title comes from the term used to describe the ability to sense and manipulate human emotion that manifests itself as colored threads. Only a handful of people in the world have the ability to weave and, unsurprisingly, not all of them use that skill for good. We meet a young girl just coming into her powers and the old woman mentoring her; a twisted drunk using his gift to fund a crime spree for him and his psychotic best friend; and the government agents who will use any tools available to capture, study, and harness the powers of these telepaths.
But Davis doesn’t let the story turn into any old ‘Men in Black’ trope. He loads the characters with shades of gray, and keeps the story hopping in unexpected directions. Best of all, he bases the psychic phenomenon in reality – no magic aliens here - to the point where you might find yourself wondering if you’re really in control of your own thoughts at all times.
The ending suggests this might be the start of a series. I’m excited to see where it goes.
- SG Redling
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