- File Size: 1165 KB
- Print Length: 394 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0996662847
- Publisher: Auspicious Apparatus Press (October 14, 2016)
- Publication Date: October 14, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01M9BGQMK
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“Nighthawks At The Mission” takes the familiar tropes of portal fantasy and YA fiction and turns them completely on their head. Then shoots them. Execution style. While wearing a ragged motorcycle jacket and scuffed boots.
The story starts out familiar enough, with young Sarah unhappy with her low paying life in an America slouching towards corporate dystopia. But, there’s a strange portal out in the ocean that offers life in another world, The Oberon, a fantastic world with dark magic and mystical creatures. So, she boards the boat and heads out, like-minded semi-boyfriend in tow.
Sounds a like the premise for just about every female led, dystopian YA adventure serial. But, once in the Oberon, the author throws that premise to the dogs. Literally.
Sarah dumps the tool semi-boyfriend, gets caught up with a bad crowd, and starts to make some terrible life decisions, all while being unwillingly dragged into a dual planet revolution.
In the YA Dystopian Fantasies, the hero is always beautiful, noble, and unerringly right. Somehow, at a young age, their terrible upbringing provides an unnatural clarity of justice and a supernatural charisma and leadership. Which we all know is ridiculous.
Sarah is not that person. Sarah is real. She is 18. She screws up – a lot. She can be selfish, cowardly, and confused. But, at her core, she’s a good person who wants to do good things. She’s not a fake hero – she’s authentic. And I found that incredibly refreshing.
The Oberon may be a fantasy, but this story is as real as it gets. And definitely worth reading.
The story is really good science fiction and gets better and better as it progresses along. Forbes does a good job of creating a fictional world, worthy of its own stargate-like tv series.
And the shorts at the end alone are worth the purchase price of the book. So buy it even if you read the original.
I choose to read this book because of the good reviews and I was prepared to read an interesting story that was maybe a bit out there.
I could not finish it. I stopped at chapter 7.
The story premise was interesting, but I never felt invested in the fate of the characters, so after a couple of hours reading, I cut my losses and shelved this under DNF. Did Not Finish.
Maybe it got better, but I could not be bothered to find out. 2 stars