Review~ Fireseed One by Catherine Stine

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Publisher: Konjur Road Press
Publishing Date: 2011
ISBN: 9780984828203
Genre: Fantasy
Rating: 1/5 stars

Publishers description: The year is 2089. Temperate climate has replaced Arctic ice, and much of what is now the United States is a lethal Hotzone, cut off by an insurmountable border from its northern, luckier neighbors, Ocean and Land Dominion. It is rumored that roving nomads will kill for a water pellet or a slice of insect loaf, and that the ZWC, a dangerous Hotzone activist group, has infiltrated the border to the northern Dominions.

Review: I didn’t notice that this work was published in 2011; otherwise I would have not done a review. But since I started it, mays well finish it. I will warrant that if you bet 10 people that they couldn’t finish this book, only 2 would, just to win some money. It is stilted, wandering, jumbled and lame. The writer has this bizarre notion that introducing a plethora of new and alien plants/animals in the first few paragraphs will somehow transport you to a future earth. It doesn’t. It adds a confusing element to an already confused construct. The inner-dialogue (and there is a lot of it) sounds not like a young man, but of a little boy (if this does that, then this happens, then “oh my” etc.). This was exhausting just trying to get through all the crap. Avoid this punishing venture, unless there is a good $100 on the line for finishing it.

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