Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Warpworld Tour Stop

How far would you go…
On his first crossing through the warps, Seg discovers a world rich in vita – fuel to save his dying world. Cold, brilliant and desperate to prove himself as a Cultural Theorist, Seg breaks away from the recon squad sent to protect him, to scout out prime vita sources. But to find his prize he must face his biggest fear: water.
Fiery and headstrong, Ama receives an ultimatum from her people’s tyrannical overlords: betray her own kind or give up the boat she calls home, forever.  When a wealthy traveler hires her as a guide, Ama thinks her prayers are answered – until a violent murder reveals Seg’s true identity.
On the run, over land and water, hunted by a ruthless and relentless tracker, and caught in the schemes of a political powerhouse, Seg and Ama will have to strike an uneasy truce to survive.
The fate of two worlds is in their hands.

There's a book I'm itching to remember. What was it called....Ah, yes! The Testing by The Testing The Testing The Testing The Testing but not in a bad way - not in a way that the stories were following the same plotline. On the back cover of The Testing, the book is recommended for fans of The Hunger Games. I'd recommend Warp World for anyone who enjoyed The Hunger Games, The Testing, and Hatchet, or anyone who enjoys action, survival, and/or dystopian books. 
This book was told from two different perspectives. I kept for some reason, imagining Kristene (one of the authors) writing as Ama, and Josh (other author) writing the Seg chapters, which made the book infinitely cooler to read. Also, I think, because of the co-authoring, this book was able to successfully tell the story in two different points of view. There are some books out there in which the voice of the characters is so similar, you wouldn't be sure which character's POV you're reading.
From the beginning, you know that Seg and Ama are going to meet - that's what ultimately happens in any dual POV book. What's so interesting is how their two stories tie together - two very, very different stories. While I usually prefer one POV books, this was one book I was glad was done in dual POV. It was intense without being overwhelming.
So. Good book. Has everything: Politics, dystopia, action, mystery, fighting, survival, enemies and blurred lines...so many good things rolled into an extra-large book. So. What are you waiting for?

 Kristene is a former professional stunt performer for film and television (as Kristene Kenward) and self-described ‘fishing goddess’. Pathologically nomadic, she has lived in Japan, Costa Rica, the Cook Islands, and a very tiny key in the Bahamas, just to name a few. Her stories have appeared in Denizens of Darkness, Canadian Storyteller Magazine, The Barbaric Yawp and Hemispheres Magazine. In 2010 she won the Surrey International Writers’ Conference Storyteller Award.
Kristene is a member of SF Canada. Her novel, Warpworld, is the first in a five book adventure science fiction series, penned with her Texan co-writer, Joshua Simpson.
She currently resides in Nelson, BC, Canada but her suitcase is always packed.
A career nomad, Josh Simpson has driven trucks through the lower forty-eight states, treated and and disposed of hazardous waste, mixed mud as a stonemasonry laborer, failed abysmally in marketing, gotten on people's nerves as a safety man, and presently gets on their nerves even more using nerve release techniques in musculo-skeletal pain relief.
He lives amidst the scrub and mesquite of West Texas, cohabiting with the requisite writer's minimum of two cats. Warpworld is his first published novel.

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