When I saw that the premise of Human Resources was “monsters saving humanity from an apocalyptic plague by enslaving the humans as a sustainable food source”, I was intrigued. When I got through the heart-pounding, gut-wrenching prologue, I was hooked. When I met his cast of unique and rich characters, each with their own desires and plans, and saw them laying the groundwork for a narrative full of convoluted machinations, I was sold.
Robert Batten has created something truly excellent here in Human Resources. Every scene punches hard, whether it’s capturing the terror and despair of fleeing from a zombie horde or the insufferably dry (but vital) bureaucracy of board room politics. I’m intrigued by the goals of every POV character thus far, and I’ll be waiting on the edge of my seat to find out what happens to each and every one of them.
In conclusion: Read. This. Book. You won’t regret it.