Review: Warpworld – Kristene Perron & Joshua Simpson
Ama has been content in living her life as she sees fit. Granted, there are a good many who don’t quite understand her or the things she does. She’s faithful to her people, even if she has a fiery temper, and speaks her mind whenever possible. She can’t help herself in doing so. It’s a part of who she is, and she wouldn’t have things any other way.
When she comes across the beautiful Seg, she’s not quite sure as to what to make of him. There’s something about him that intrigues her, though she can’t quite put her finger on what it is. She knows he’s different. She can see it in his eyes, yet she can’t quite make sense of what it is that draws her to him.
Her people have given her a decree, one she must fulfill if she’s to keep her beloved ship, though she’s not quite as to whether she can fulfill the ultimatum she’s been given. Ama vows to do everything possible to avoid bloodshed. Granted, she knows that’s not likely possible, though she’ll do her best, none-the-less.
Thrown into Seg’s path, albeit unwillingly, Ama has no choice but to act as the guide she is. She might not have a choice in the matter at hand, but she’ll do everything possible to complete her objectives. When an unexpected murder sheds light on Seg’s true origins, she soon realizes that there’s more to the story than she ever knew. Though she’s not content with what is now going on, she knows she’ll need to place her trust in Seg’s hands if they’re to survive to see another day, once and for all.
A truly original storyline, Warpworld is one of those science-fiction stories that truly engrosses the reader. We get caught up in a bit of political intrigue as two opposing factions from two distinct worlds fight to survive. We catch glimpses of the unique worlds Kristene has created, following along as she gives us a little background on the different worlds and factions within them. I think she’s done a great job in setting the stage for this wonderful series, and I look forward to seeing what happens next within it.
Available for purchase via the following retailers:
Amazon paperback: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1551200503
CreateSpace paperback: https://www.createspace.com/4001824
Warpworld.ca paperback: http://www.warpworld.ca/books.html
On his first crossing through the warps, Seg discovers a world rich in vita – fuel to save his dying world. Cold, brilliant and desperate to prove himself as a Cultural Theorist, Seg breaks away from the recon squad sent to protect him, to scout out prime vita sources. But to find his prize he must face his biggest fear: water.
Fiery and headstrong, Ama receives an ultimatum from her people’s tyrannical overlords: betray her own kind or give up the boat she calls home, forever. When a wealthy traveler hires her as a guide, Ama thinks her prayers are answered – until a violent murder reveals Seg’s true identity.
On the run, over land and water, hunted by a ruthless and relentless tracker, and caught in the schemes of a political powerhouse, Seg and Ama will have to strike an uneasy truce to survive.
The fate of two worlds is in their hands.
About The Authors:
Kristene is a former professional stunt performer for film and television (as Kristene Kenward) and self-described ‘fishing goddess’. Pathologically nomadic, she has lived in Japan, Costa Rica, the Cook Islands and a very tiny key in the Bahamas, just to name a few. Her stories have appeared in Canadian Storyteller Magazine, The Barbaric Yawp,Hemispheres Magazine and Denizens of Darkness. In 2010 she won the Surrey International Writers’ Conference Storyteller Award. Kristene is a member of SF Canada.
Her novel, WARPWORLD, is the first in a five book adventure science fiction series, penned with her Texan co-writer, Joshua Simpson.
She currently resides in Nelson, BC, Canada but her suitcase is always packed.
A career nomad, Josh Simpson has driven trucks through the lower forty-eight states, treated and and disposed of hazardous waste, mixed mud as a stonemasonry laborer, failed abysmally in marketing, gotten on people’s nerves as a safety man, and presently gets on their nerves even more using nerve release techniques in musculo-skeletal pain relief.
He lives amidst the scrub and mesquite of West Texas, cohabiting with the requisite writer’s minimum of two cats. Warpworld is his first published novel.
Connect With The Online:
Warpworld Website: http://www.warpworld.ca/index.html
Warpworld Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/warpworld
Warpworld Blog: http://www.warpworld.ca/comm
Warpworld Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16107908-warpworld
Kristene Perron Twitter: https://twitter.com/KristenePerron
Kristene Perron Blog: http://the-coconut-chronicles.com/
Kristene Perron Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6558050.Kristene_Perron
Joshua Simpson Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/6564014.Joshua_Simpson