Sitting in his sandbox, playing with
his toys, three-year-old Finn Cormag witnesses the moment
that would determine his lifeís path, Ari Sloanís birth.
Finn and Ari live in the same world but different
dimensions. Living in the Alpha dimension allows Finn the
ability to see into the lives of those living in the Beta
dimension, but his only focus over the past 30 years has
been Ari. Now a scientist in the Alpha dimension, Finn
discovers a way to use the Between space of the two
dimensions to get closer to Ari, and going against better
judgment he allows Ari to become aware of his presence.
Now able to speak to and see each
other, but not touch a friendship builds between the two men
at the same time Alpha security increases around the Between
space putting Finnís life at risk. Use of the Between
space is forbidden in the Alpha dimension and could lead to
death if caught and with no proven evidence it is also
believed that passing through the Between space can also
result in death. With Alpha security aware of his actions
Finn makes the choice to risk his life to cross the between
space into the Beta dimension, Ariís world.
As a sci-fi story, Converge
is fantastic, but on the romance level Iím a bit
discouraged. There is more to the story than just Ari and
Finn, there is Ben, Ariís boyfriend and Blake, Finnís
colleague. Circumstances arise to come between Ben and
Ariís otherwise comfortable and what appears to be a happy
relationship, Benís not a bad guy and he and Ari did love
each other. As for Finn and Blake, I hoped for more to
develop between them, but Ari was and is Finnís only focus.
Finn and Ari did develop a connection between one another
that could possibly be the start of something beautiful, but
there are many obstacles for them to overcome beginning with
Finnís adjustment to living in the Beta dimension.
Converge gives you a lot to think about on a
scientific level, and it definitely leaves you wanting for
more. Chris Owen will be giving plenty more in the sequel
Merge, but unfortunately we have to wait until May to