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In The Wreckage: A Tale of Two Brothers Kindle Edition
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About the Author
He lives in Devon, England, with a woman, three cats and his beloved Airedale terriers.
Find out more at simontownley.com
--This text refers to the paperback edition.
- ASIN : B00MBGZUZG
- Publisher : Beardale Books; 2nd edition (July 31, 2014)
- Publication date : July 31, 2014
- Language : English
- File size : 400 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 252 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #3,915,894 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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In the Wreckage by Simon J. Townley is a tale of two brothers on a quest. I received a free copy of this book for review.
The plot is epic, even though it only covers a short period from the time Conall is fifteen. The author paints a vivid picture of the world after the disastrous effects of climate change has divided humanities survivors into small collections of people clinging precariously to islands of habitable terrain. Some, however, have taken to preying on others, and Conall and Jonah fall into the clutches of such a group as he and his brother get closer and closer to finding out what happened to their mother and father.
This is a hard book to categorize. It is part dystopian science fiction, part adventure, part coming of age, with a large dollop of both past history and future prediction thrown in for good measure. A wide variety of characters swirl around, and dip in and out of the brothers’ lives as they press further north in their search. While the main plot is their search for their parents, there are a number of subplots to keep a reader diverted and entertained, as well as the tension between the brothers which is resolved in a surprising twist at the end.
The author’s handling of dialogue of characters from different linguistic groups is masterful. You are shown the differences without having to interpret nonstandard spelling or grammar, making it easy to keep so many characters separate in your mind. The tension builds slowly in this book, but once it reaches a certain point, it shoots up like a rocket, and then gently deposits the reader at the impact point – the end – secure in the knowledge that he or she has been on a worthwhile journey.
I give In the Wreckage five stars. There are a few typos – maybe three or four – but, they do not in any detract from what is a fascinating read.
I received this book free of charge from the author in return for an honest review
Soon enough, In the Wreckage became unputdownable. I very much enjoyed the development of the characters, particularly Faro, Jonah and Tugon. I enjoyed the subtle way in which the author builds tension.
Relatively speaking, In the Wreckage is a short novel and can be finished in a sitting or two. I highly recommend it.
I received this book free from Awesome Indies Reviews in return for an honest review.