Artifice by Lutz Barz is a dark science fiction, fantasy, and horror novel. Artifice by Lutz Barz is a book that will appeal most to a mixed audience of mature young adults and adults who enjoy reading dark science fiction with horrifying twists mixed in. Artifice by Lutz Barz takes place in a world where the Soviet Union occupies Afghanistan in 1979, strange murders happen in Australia, and the occult is both real and dangerous. Artifice by Lutz Barz is a novel that combines the occult, aliens, and the time stream all in one plot line.
Artifice by Lutz Barz has a confusing beginning with how Lutz Barz launces the reader right into the middle of the events; there is no gentle sendoff but a launch into the unknown. However I kept reading and as Artifice by Lutz Barz continued forward thing began to make sense as I learned more and more about this world of fiction and fantasy that I was launched into. The plot line began to come together as I learned more and more about the world state; in fact for me Artifice by Lutz Barz felt a bit like an adventure and a mystery to be solved as I had to find and put the pieces together for myself. I enjoyed the fact that Lutz Barz did not hold my hand and hand me each piece of the puzzle on a silver platter instead I had to find and understand it myself, which felt more like an accomplishment. The end of Artifice by Lutz Barz was not something I expected, but I really enjoyed the way Lutz Barz ended Artifice.
"Reviewed by Sefina Hawke for Readers' Favorite"