Tuesday, 26 October 2010

SCIENCE FICTION REVIEW: Afterblight Chronicles: Children's Crusade - Scott Andrews

Release Date: 19/05/10


The orphaned children of post-Cull Britain have always been easy prey for gangs, cults and killers. But now something has changed. Organised teams are roaming the country, taking children from their homes and villages, spiriting them away into the night. Jane Crowther is willing to risk everything to rescue them, but to save the children, Jane must confront the woman she used to be, and the man who killed her.
This is the third and final year of St Mark's school for Boys and Girls. But it's not going down without a fight!


If you love an apocalyptic world with a difference then you’re probably going to fall in love with the Afterblight series. It has great characters, some intriguing plots and demonstrates that Mankind is as brutal and combative as the reader suspects. Whilst these negative traits seem to have the lion’s share of the survivors in their thrall, there are some that seek to promote the positive traits of friendship and so are drawn into a darker world that many would ever wish to see. Scott’s writing fits this set up to a tee, it’s got great characterisation, it has some serious pace and above all else the way in which the story’s lead character interacts with the reader makes them someone that you really care about. Great stuff.

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