- File Size: 4555 KB
- Print Length: 295 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Hipper Tiger Books; 3.00 edition (May 7, 2012)
- Publication Date: May 7, 2012
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0086QGP7M
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,974,773 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Luck and Death at the Edge of the World (The Fallen World Books Book 1) Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
The Edge of the World is a sharp one. Hedron does not pull punches, the book went further than I expected in many ways and I'm confident that if you're a fan of sci-fi, noir, detective, or action fiction you will not be disappointed.
The book is a must read at any price, however for this one there is no excuse.
Looking forward to Gat Burroughs next adventure.
If you made a Venn diagram for the intersection of "page-turner" and "intelligent book", you'd have two circles barely touching at the edge. But zoom in on that edge (keep zooming, further) and you'd see the tiniest overlap... and in the middle of that overlap, you'd find Luck & Death.
This is one of those rare books that's willing to take you on a fun ride -- without assuming you're a dunce for *wanting* a fun ride in the first place. In practical terms, that means you'll get to read about nanite attack dogs, secret military drugs, "decanted" souls, luck-stealing cults, and spider gods living in abandoned malls. But you'll get to do it against the backdrop of a well-imagined world with depth and culture, and you'll get your fix delivered in the form of witty prose and sharp insights.
So, if you find that "serious" books take themselves too seriously, and "fun" books don't take themselves seriously enough, I recommend you try Luck & Death -- and get ready for some serious fun. :-)
I'd like to start with my first impression of the book before reading anything other than the description. I liked the plug for the book; it made the book sound interesting. I'm not really into mystery books, but it was set in the future in an interesting sci-fi world, so I thought that might keep me interested. The cover didn't appeal to me. After reading the book, I can see how it relates to the story, but I still don't like it. It doesn't give me a professional impression and I worried that might reflect in the writing. There is a lot of advertising at the beginning of the book. I would have preferred it at the end. I don't care about this authors work yet. I haven't read anything by him yet. I just wanted to get to the story. By the end of the book, I would be interested in seeing all that because the author told a good story. I would take the time then to go through it, not at the beginning. I skipped through it to start reading. The author sent me a PDF so I downloaded the free sample to see how the kindle formatting was handled. It wasn't bad. My only gripe is that it's formatted for non-fiction not fiction.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I feel a little bad because if I were reviewing this book as an action mystery ala Tom Clancy this book would get five stars plus. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Pickey Mouse
One of the things that get me really invested in the book is the world building. This book does a great job of introducing the world Gat Burroughs inhabits, and it is as... Read morePublished on July 4, 2012 by mishaone