Bleeding Empire - C.L. Raven

So far this book has been trying to hard. Lots of brittle clever-clever dialogue pasted over four horsemen of the apocalypse who behave like sadistic, murderous, children on a sugar-high.

 

The graphic violence has already palled. The witty dialogue has slipped into juvenile jibes with a bleeding edge vocabulary. The gleeful anarchy is there but it's SO anarchic that the story seems to have no purpose or direction.

 

I'll give it to the 30% mark to show that it's going to be worth my time or I'll move on.