When his world changing experiment is sabotaged, fifteen year old genius Benjamin Knight is cast into another world where an uneasy peace hangs in the balance.
Saved from near death by a band of traders, he joins the Road Trains on their journey north as he struggles to understand what has happened to him.
However, Ben soon realizes that everyone has their secrets and that no one is safe, especially when one man has the power to realize his ambitions. Friends are lost, plots revealed and battles fought as the unlikely companions seek to prevent war.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. I really liked the premise of this story and I thought it was a really good story. However, I had some problems with the writing. I’m not sure if the author is from another country (non-US) and if part of it was that or what the situation was. It almost seemed like this book wasn’t edited at all. There were areas that were jumbled and kind of confusing to read, parts where one character was called by the wrong name and other parts where it seemed the completely wrong word was used for something (ie, “he was able to prise open the death grip”). It was enough of an issue for me that it distracted from the reading experience.
I really liked the story and how different it was. I would definitely read the next book if some of these items were addressed. I am even open to being a beta reader to help iron out grammar, spelling, word usage and even editing the story for him. I would like to see this story edited and these issues corrected. If you don’t have any issues with what I’ve mentioned, then go ahead and purchase the book. Like I said, I did like the story and characters a lot – it’s just the editing (or lack of) that got to me.
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About the Author
When he lost his job in 2012, Robert resurrected a novel he had last touched in the 1990’s and finally brought his vision to reality. With this new series, he hopes to draw attention away from teen vampires, and bring action and adventure to anyone from ages 9 to 90 in an entirely new setting.
Robert Jackson-Lawrence lives in Lincoln with his two children. He would really like a dog, but so far his wife won’t let him!