“I think I could not refuse this moment to die for you, if that would save you.” ― Walt Whitman
Kim Knox brings the Agamemnon Frost trilogy to a pretty satisfying finish in Agamemnon Frost and the Crown of Towers, as Frost and his faithful manservant Mason prepare to save the world, at any and all cost, from the evil and elusive alien Pandarus and his automaton army.
It’s a tough job, being the savior of the human race, a task made even more difficult when you’re in love with someone who doesn’t, and never will, love you back. That’s the hurdle Mason faces, being in love with Frost, who’s not only Mason’s employer but is also his superior, as well as Frost being the betrothed of Theordora, a woman who walks a precarious line between being human and being one of Pandarus’ many weapons. It’s a series of conflicts that fairly guarantees an unhappy ending for Mason, which becomes a fate secured when he’s trapped and held captive in a twisted use of his transformation-altered powers, offering to make a sacrifice of himself in order to save Frost and Theodora so they may have their own happily-ever-after love together. It is the ultimate proof of an unspoken love—and to Mason, an obviously unrequited love—this one unselfish act, and it is the single romantic element that wends its way through the hopelessness of the impending battle.
It’s a race against time in the final installment of this episodic adventure, a race to save a brother and his wife, not to mention all of humanity, certain destruction being the inevitable outcome the closer Frost and Mason get to the one who has baited the trap they willingly fall into. Who will die and who will live to love another day? That is the question…
The world Kim Knox has created in an England that was, yet never-was, has been a briskly paced historical sci-fi adventure, one maybe H.G. Wells could’ve dreamt of in his philosophies, and I want more. The Agamemnon Frost series is a love-against-the-odds romance and an action/suspense filled journey, one I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend to fans of speculative fiction.