- File Size: 1137 KB
- Print Length: 68 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1499246331
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Insomn Studios (April 22, 2014)
- Publication Date: April 22, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00JVRJRPM
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,574,270 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The dialogue between Agnarsson and his wards, though scant, is realistic and expressive. I’m hesitant to spoil even a hint of the plot. If you liked Salamander Six you’ll revel in House of Refuge.
5: Must read again in this lifetime!
4: Better than expected. Solid - left me wanting more.
3: Worth the time and enjoyed myself.
2: Wouldn’t recommend, not worth the time.
1: Couldn’t finish. Boring, contrived, obtuse, or repulsive.
Truthfully, this short story was okay. It wasn't great, but it wasn't bad either. It was a nice adventurous tale of standing up to incredible odds. But it was so short, that you really don't have that much of a chance to get invested with the characters.
So, why did I give it four stars? It was the information that was provided in the appendix to the story. This is part of the shared world of stories known as the Ascension Epoch. I don't recall having heard about this before, but it sounds interesting. Different authors are allowed to write in this shared world as long as they follow the guidelines. The world seems to be a conglomeration of stories that are in public domain, such as War of the Worlds. (Yes, Martians did invade this world.) The background information for this world made me want to search for other stories in this setting more than the actual story. So, I would give the story three stars but with the added world information, I felt it deserved the extra star.
Ascension Epoch the t-shirt... Ascension Epoch the lunchbox... Ascension Epoch the embroidered patch!
I read this in one sitting and had to have the expanded kindle edition with the background appendices and artwork to get an even better feel for the world DiBaggio has created.
If you like alternate history, this book, and the shared universe, are definitely for you.