War World Review

Title: War World
Author: Rod C. Spence
Series: War World Volume #1
Publisher: Gallant Press
Publication Date: 5 February 2018
Source: Hargrave PR and Events
Format: Paperback
Pages: 356
Rating: 4.5 Stars
Reading Timeline: 10 January 2018 - 14 January 2018



Goodreads Synopsis:

Battling alien warriors, man-eating monsters, gnome assassins and agents of the Shadow Lord while searching for a missing planetary expedition...

...school field trips shouldn't be this dangerous...

HIGH STAKES
Terragen Universal is the world leader in pharmaceuticals and biotechnology, with patens valued in the billions of U.S. dollars - technology patents that corporate sharks and government agents would kill for.

A DOOMED EXPEDITION
Terragen discovered the existence of a wormhole and seized the opportunity to set up a remote laboratory 2.4 million light years across the universe, on a planet code-named "Genesis'.

But now that expedition has gone mission.

A DARING RESCUE
Six teenagers, each the scions of world-renowned scientists lost on the expedition, are swept up by an army of mercenaries in a rescue mission to find their parents.

Meanwhile, in Genesis, a race of aliens awaits a mighty warrior who will save them from the power of the Shadow Lord. WHos will step up and answer their call?

OUR HERO
Jeremy Austin never asked to save a planet - it's hard enough just being a "B" average student as the son of a world-famous geneticist. He also didn't ask to be attacked by gnome assassins, didn't choose to become food for a prehistoric monster, would have never thought to consort with wizards a wise concept, and definitely would never, ever sign up to do sword combat against the bloodthirsty Gnome King.

As Jeremy and his five high school friends embark on their rescue mission on a nightmare planet, their search becomes lost in a struggle to survive.

Book Review:
Pre-reading Thoughts:

This book sounds like it will a really fun and adventurous book! I remember when I first received the email asking me to review and I was thinking how I couldn't let this book slip through my fingers even though I already had a lot to read. I am actually really excited to see how this book goes down.

Thank you so much for Hargrave PR and Events for providing me with a copy of this book. Just a small disclaimer for those reading this review. I have received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. Please note that this does not affect my opinion in any way. All thoughts are my own.

Writing Thoughts:

The writing in this book is pure genius. It is engaging and entertaining, The detail is just enough for a new Sci-Fi but not too much that it is overbearing and difficult to get into and get through. The dialogue is witty and just enjoyable overall.

Plot Thoughts:

The book plays out a lot like a film. A captivating prologue that pulls us right into the future with Terragen. From there we find ourselves a year later in what seems to be an ordinary situation. But as always, the plot thickens. I was definitely pulled in from the first page. The plot was slow to build to certain key plot elements but there never seemed to be a dull moment between the countless conspiracy theories and action. Spence has created an exciting world, one that sinks its claws into you.

Character Thoughts:

I love the large casts of characters in this book. It wasn't too much or overbearing, in fact, it worked well with the story by adding an extra dimension to it. Each character has a part to play. No one seems out of place to underdeveloped. Whilst the main characters were definitely more developed than the side characters, no one seemed to have been skimmed over.

Final Thoughts:

Overall, I really enjoyed what I read. This is definitely one Sci-Fi series that I can get behind. The writing was really good, the plot was full of action and mystery that you just can't stop thinking about and  full cast of characters that are well devloped, the cherry on top. This book is perfect for Sci-Fi lovers. Thank you so much to Hargrave PR and Events for sending me a copy of this book to review!


Yours in Reading,

Melleny

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