Welcome to DJK's Fantasy World where I'll be building different models for table top role play games and discussing my writing, including my novels based on the very first fantasy character I played. The models are made from recycled materials where possible, although various commercially purchased products will also be used and discussed.
I'll also throw in the occasional book and theatre reviews, you can't beat live performance. Plus my Dr Who tapestry progress.
Friday, 3 January 2014
Book review November & December 2013
A little late but never-the-less the last of last year's book reviews.
The Clone Rebellion - Republic (Book 1)
The Clone Rebellion - Rogue (Book 2)
By Steven L Kent
The first two novels in the Clone Rebellion series follow
the struggles of Private first-class Wayson Harris as he climbs the ranks of
the military which now uses cloned troops for most of the grunt work.
It is the
year 2508 and humans now occupy six arms of Milky Way but it is not all peace
and harmony. Rebellion appears to come from many quarters and Harris has to
decide which side if any he is on.
The second book takes the story in a new direction, however
where as the first made me want to move straight on to the second, by the time
I reached the conclusion of that I felt the need to take a break before seeking
out the third part.
I felt a bit removed from the characters by the end of the
second. This may have been deliberate since the story is told in the first
person and Harris is very suited as a loner character that when any suggestion
of a relationship might arise it feels very alien.
(Inspired by the Doctor Who episode 'The Bells of Saint
The Angel's Kiss by Melody Malone
(Inspired by the Doctor Who episode, 'The Angels Take
Devil in the Smoke, as recounted by Mr Justin Richards
(Inspired by the Doctor Who episode, 'The Snowmen')
Three very different stories, none of which explicitly
feature the Doctor although that is not to say he doesn't make an appearance
possibly incognito. The first two stories are stories suggested to have been
written by characters in the series both 'ghost written' by two well
established voices of Doctor Who literature. Here James Goss writes for Amelia
Williams and Justin Richards for Melody Malone. All three give very different
styled entertaining reads. The Angel's Kiss by Melody Malone is rich with
innuendo that the joke might be lost on younger readers but it is impossible
not to hear the great Alex Kingston's voice in your head as you read this story
in voice of Riversong.