- File Size: 2163 KB
- Print Length: 258 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publication Date: November 7, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0778WZJX3
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,607 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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As the Real World struck with a calamitous clang, Set was found wandering around in the desolate aftermath, completely uncertain about what was now expected of him. He faffed and stumbled around for an embarrassingly long time (sometimes failing quite spectacularly) and then finally turned his hand to the only thing he remembered being any good at as a kid: writing. He was relieved to break the curse of never having finished anything in his life, when he finished his first novel. Which was okay-ish.
Set has since authored many stories of darkness and weirdness and flights of fancy, including the sci-fi/fantasy/western novel WULF, the YA pirate fantasy India Bones and the Ship of the Dead, the thoroughly twisted dystopian thriller Moral Zero, and the fantasy/horror short story collections of Faces in the Dark and Born to be Weird.
Set requests politely that you don't put onions anywhere near his food.
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I don't have too many complaints about it, other than it was a bit rambling in some places and didn't always feel tightly focused. I almost gave up reading it when we stayed in Kingston for a while, because there weren't any fantasy elements there and that was what I was looking for, but then India gets back to the Ship of the Dead again. Even though it's set in an alternate universe and there are talking skeletons, it's not really heavy on the magic/fantasy elements.
The writing was good--no grammar or formatting issues like you often see in inexpensive books. It sounds like a mashup of "Treasure Island" and "Pirates of the Caribbean," but it's actually deeper than that, as India is prompted to consider some philosophical things about the kind of life he wants to lead. It has a few dark patches with violence, and India and his friends are drunk quite a lot of the time, to comedic effect with little consequence. It would probably be fine for a mature middle-grades student.
It’s filled with likeable rogues, misfits and an entire ship crewed by skeletons. Definitely YA with a interesting take on world building. I found this book thanks to the author turning up on Reddit to spruik his work. Will read the next one, too.