D.A.Karr, the author of Link, a science fiction mystery thriller based in the late twenty-first century has asked me to write an honest review in exchange for a copy of her book. I have to say, it’s an absolute honour to be asked considering the mimimalistic reviews I tend to write, but I’ll be making a consecutive effort to improve my review writing skills for Link.
I took a read of the synopsis, which certainly piqued my interest, especially the words ‘as the Earth shifts on its axis.‘ I love any science fiction related to geological disasters, and having watched a vast number of films with this concept, it’s going to be interesting to see how Karr resolves the problem, if indeed it can be solved.
I found the cover image intriguing too. I’m not an arty person, and unless it’s blatantly obvious, I can’t tell an indie cover from a professional one, but I really like Link’s cover (which does look professional to me):
I’m intrigued by the alien looking objects in the background and the luminous object being held by the man, who at this point, I would assume to be the main character, although I’m yet to turn to the first page.
As with the other books I’ve reviewed recently, I’m going to read and review the sample first. I tend to know by the end of page one if a book is going to engage me, if it doesn’t, an author has until the end of the sample to convince me otherwise.
I’m looking forward to Link though, having already read an excerpt sent to me in private correspondence. The e-book version is 270 pages, and it’s priced on par with traditionally published books so I will be expecting a high standard of writing as well.
Space Time, 2800, Earth
As the Earth shifts on its axis, mankind is caught in a war of survival and time. Imprisoned in this time war, Captain John Garrick and the N.S.T.E.A. Phoenix becomes a pawn between technology, humans, and what’s left of civilization.
However, no amount of careful planning can prepare the time jumpers for the dangerous enemy that seems to predict their every move. As the N.S.T.E.A seals a deal to deliver time technology to the notorious outlaw, Menser, Garrick plots to undermine the N.S.T.E.A. Technology becomes the enemy and time an illusion as Phoenix’s crew prepares for the inevitable – a fight to the finish.
The future can be uncertain, then again, it could be the time jumpers last. Garrick doesn’t live by its rules, and he knows one thing is for sure: kill or be killed. Tick, tick, tick…timeliners never die. They never leave.
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