August 29, 2014

Price of Vengeance by @kurtsprings1

Price of Vengeance

Author: Kurt D. Springs
Publisher: Tate Publishing
Price: $20.30(paperback)|$8.99(e-book)

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What is the Price of Vengeance? One could understand why Liam is angry. Orphaned at the age of two by a group of giant carnivorous insects called the chitin, he was adopted by High Councilor Marcus and his wife, Lidia, and raised with their older son, Randolf, in New Olympia, the last remaining city on the planet Etrusci.

As an adult, Liam becomes a soldier. After being cut off from the city, he finds that there is an alien intelligence behind the chitin. To defeat it, he must discover who he is and how to use his powers. When Liam discovers that a traitor responsible for his birth parents' deaths has also murdered his beloved foster parents, he might find that the price he has to pay in his quest for vengeance will prove to be an even more unbeatable foe.

Science Fiction as a genre can range from the bizarre to realistic and everything in between. "Price of Vengeance" takes place on the planet of Etrusci. Liam was an orphan at an early age and as an adult he learns the truth of his past and must stand tall and fierce to help defend the city of New Olympia from the chitin.

One problem with some authors in the genre is that they fill the pages with boring tech and specs and lose the reader. With "Price of Vengeance" that is no problem as the author keeps the boring jargon out and instead fills the pages with intense battles and complex characters with an intriguing plot.

This book feels like a more grounded version of Starship Troopers, which isn't a bad thing. Liam's history and dilemmas kept me focused and the action scenes were icing on this sci-fi piece. If you are a fan of science fiction, check out this great read.