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Afterburn (American Geological Survey) Paperback – November 1, 2013
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- Publisher : Twisted Root Publishing; 2nd edition (November 1, 2013)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 362 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1927753163
- ISBN-13 : 978-1927753163
- Item Weight : 1.11 pounds
- Dimensions : 6 x 0.91 x 9 inches
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I adore maps and everything that has to do with the shape of the Earth--I have a degree in Physical Geography--which is what pulled me toward this book but it simply didn't work for me.
All in all it was fairly well written (if a bit wordy in places) but I never came to care much about any of the characters. The fact that Vallon Drake (and apparently all of the 'gifted') need sex to cure them of the 'afterburn' left me a bit cold and her relationships left me even colder. The Interdepartmental fighting simply didn't ring very true... and the roaring 'evil' sort of limped.
If, like me, you can get it for free it's worth a try. You might like it better than I did. I won't be buying the others.
I found this an interesting read, but very complex. The writer has very good imagination and it exploded here. This is not my usual read, but it caught my attention. Many will like the intricacies of the storyline and the subtle growth of the characters.
Read on my friends.
I don't want to create any spoilers, so I will just say that a young woman works for a covert agency of Talented people under Homeland Security, securing our nation and its borders against deliver and accidental Changes that happen at times.
Even though we mundane types can't see the changes or feel the power moving the Earth --regular folks just forget and think "that building was always there" or "Brother? I'be never had. Brother."
In this book, someone is making huge, unauthorized Changes, resulting in the deaths of agents and destabilization of the tectonic plates in the Western United States.
Our heroine, Vallon, is a closed-off wunderkind with abandonment and daddy issues, whose ex-lover is the latest agent to die horribly.
A power-mad higher-up in Homeland Security desperately wants to take over this mysterious division and tries to pin the death on our heroine to facilitate this. Vallon suddenly finds her life in danger, her job at risk, a mysterious and powerful stranger stalking her, and a handsome police officer on her case and in her bed.
There were quite a few typos and confusing misuses of words that kept throwing me out of the story, but not the usual clusterf@$& that such things often turn out to be in Kindle books, though the text-to-speech feature seemed to find it challenging as well, and I ended up having to mostly not use it.
Hopefully the next book will have better pacing without resorting to filler or settling for a novelette, and an editor who actually reads the final product before (& perhaps after) uploading, though I saw absolutely no indications that the many errors were due to formatting issues.