Monday, March 9, 2015

Review by Sky: Hopebreaker by Dean F. WIlson

Hopebreaker, by Dean F. Wilson
Novel; Steampunk.
In the world of Altadas, there are no more human births. The Regime is replacing the unborn with demons, while the Resistance is trying to destroy a drug called Hope that the demons need to survive.
Between these two warring factions lies Jacob, a man who profits from smuggling contraceptive amulets into the city of Blackout. He cares little about the Great Iron War, but a chance capture, and an even more accidental rescue, embroils him in a plot to starve the Regime from power.
When Hope is an enemy, Jacob finds it harder than he thought to remain indifferent. When the Resistance opts to field its experimental landship, the Hopebreaker, the world may find that one victory does not win a war.

I was ecstatic when I learned Wilson had a new series out--a steampunk adventure, at that, and upon finishing the book without being able to put the book down, my excitement was certainly not let down!
From the lively cast of characters---who warmly invite the reader into their adventures as if we were walking and hiding right beside them with every battle and mission---to the beautiful imagery and world building, you’ll be waiting, not so patiently perhaps, for the next installment to this story!

Right away, we are introduced to a daring amulet smuggler, Jacob. He is caught and the suspense is instant. These amulets aren’t just any pretty, regular pieces of jewelry, they hold a magic that is highly banned in the world as it is in that day. By a trick of fate, he is thrown in a cell with a young boy who will save him in many more ways than one. When the young boys crew comes to break him out of the jail cell, they reluctantly
bring Jacob along and things just get so much better, so much scarier, and extremely adventurous--and maybe a even a little romantic. ;)

All in all, a fabulous start to a new series that I cannot wait to gear up and tag-along in!

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