Mobi ↠ Warpworld Warpworld #1 504 pages Download ☆ Naturaltreatment

Mobi Warpworld Warpworld #1

Mobi ↠ Warpworld Warpworld #1 504 pages Download ☆ Naturaltreatment ´ On his first crossing through the warps Seg discovers a world rich in vita – fuel to save his dying world Cold brilliant and desperate to prove himself as a Cultural Theorist Seg breaks away from the recon suad sent to protect ? until a violent murder reveals Seg’s true identityOn the run over land and water hunted by a ruthless and relentless tracker and caught in the schemes of a political powerhouse Seg and Ama will have to strike an uneasy truce to surviveThe fate of two worlds is in their hand Full disclosure I've been friends with Josh one of the authors of this book for years I was given a Kindle copy of the book when Josh heard I was doing a review series on books You can see the full original review at Warpworld is Ms Perron and Mr Simpson's first book and it is a fantasy story The story revolves around two lead characters Seg and Ama I'll be focusing a lot on them in this review because the story not only is entirely dependent on their choices and actions but 90% of it is through their eyes So you'll be spending alot of time with them if you decide to pick this book up Seg Excuse me Segkel Eraranat Field Cultural Theorist a cultural theorist being basically a combat anthropologist something which tickles me pink is a fucking asshole A man who has knife fought his way up from the humblest of origins to the point where he can almost see the top of the mountain of his society And Whoo Boy this is a society of sharks and piranhas They call themselves the People because they don't regard anyone else they meet as people Just living tools they can use up as they see fit The People however have a problem their world is trying to kill them via a big angry life eating thing they call the Storm Frankly I can't blame the planet Because of this they must open Warpgates to other worlds attack them and rob them of people and cultural and religious artifacts Why cultural and religious artifacts? Because the technology they use to travel to other worlds and to keep their planet from murdering them wholesale is powered by magic Don't look at me like that it's tech that runs off the energy built up by belief and emotion it's fucking magic I don't have a problem with this in all honesty but a number of books these days attempt to tell me that the magic isn't magic which I refuse to fall for In fairness to the writers of warpworld they don't try to sell me a potion of bullshit here they get the characters to try to sell me a potion of bullshit Which I can live with Seg would roll his eyes at me and tell me firmly that this is not magic And he would be full of shit but characters are sometimes full of shit and often the story is better for itAnyways back to Seg He has been commissioned to find artifacts and sites of great religious and cultural impotence so one of the many armed forces of the People divided between mercenaries and Noble Houses because the People are to big a collection of Dicks to bite the bullet and centralize their armies for the greater good can come through the warpgate and loot them dry This of course isn't a new thing the People have been doing this since Seg's grandfather's grandfather was a bouncing baby boy So there are procedures codes regulations Seg despite being on his very first real mission Believes he knows better then people who have been doing this entire lives Because he is a genius and everyone else is a moron He's not shy about letting people know they're morons either I told you he was an asshole What keeps him bearable is his willingness to admit when he doesn't know something and the fact that he keeps his word to the last Additionally is his utter refusal to leave people behind or stab them in the back Seg is also very forthright and blunt which makes me wonder how the hell he survived in his society but it does add to his entertainment value All in all Seg keeps from being unbearable or a big enough dick that I am not consumed with hatred for him I don't know if I like him But I respect him and I enjoy his toils and efforts Plus I usually hate the people he's being an asshole to Sometimes I'm even sympathetic to the amount of shit he's going through Besides to be fair given his culture and his experiences growing up he's practically Ghandi I mean imagine being surrounded by people who are not only waiting for you fail but are wanting you to fail so they can send you off to a life of backbreaking labor and humiliation Now imagine this is your life from the age of something like 9I'd be a raging asshole to on my good daysOn the flip side of the coin we have Captain Amadahy Kalder of the Kenda She and her people have a problem This problem is a another group of people named the Shasir The Shasir are a group of people who had the industrial revolution first on their planet Unlike the Europeans of our world though the Shasir decided to make a religion out this and ensure that only those who entered and climbed the ranks of their priesthood would be allowed to study and understand the resulting technology Using firearms and airships they proceeded to conuer and subdue a good chunk of the globe Including the part the Kenda were living on The Kenda are a waterbound people they worship a water god love to sail on boats make water oaths and metaphors so on and so forth They're very much an oppressed people however and the book shows us this through little things conversations and interactions between the characters that the Kenda's lives are ringed around with restrictions and obstacles both grand and petty In alot of ways it's kinda like looking back at the lives of the some of the colonized peoples here Although the Kenda are not without privileges being better off then the other subdued people the Welf The Welfs don't really get to speak for themselves in this novel the story isn't about them they're just or less background to it Although we do get a couple of moments that shine a light on their lives They live on the bottom of the social and economic order There are no Welf priests there are Kenda priests no Welf land owners or anything like that The Welf have 3 roles in society To grub in the mud so their betters can eat without toil To serve as their maids and cooks and other low level servants and to perform the work no one else wants to Honestly the Welf made me a bit uncomfortable calling back indirectly to parts of American History I rather not think about to often But that adds to the realism The Shasir are a imperialist racist bunch of assholes who have seized control of large chunks if not all of their planet through better technology and being willing to use it and horde it Course that kind of empire is fragile Seg himself openly states that Shasir empire couldn't last then another 2 or 4 generations but it can and will smash alot of people into the mud for no better reason then who their parents were in that time frame Worse it'll do so because that's one of the things it was designed to do I don't know if the writers were trying to make the point that imperialism isn't very nice and is often a dirty nasty business But they did a good job of making that point without giving any lectures or rubbing your nose in it The actions and thoughts of the characters drive that point home without any really calling attention to it As for Ama herself I didn't like her at first Not because she's unpleasant or anything She's a fairly nice person as far as characters go it's just Let me just ask if this sounds familiar She is a person fighting against what her society and family expects of her trying to reach her own dreams Her mother died when she was young and she wants nothing then to be a free ship Captain Her family on the other hand wants her to settle down and get married and live a respectable life Her society isn't very keen on a woman Ship Captain which I admit is very silly of them As such she finds herself arguing with her Father who Just Doesn't Understand I call this standard fantasy protagonist number 3 variant b For Ama to be variant a she would have be a child or a teenager a very popular choice in fantasy books in fact I'm not sure Mercedes Lackey has actually written any other kind of character That might be unfair dig at Ms Lackey and this isn't a review of one of her books so I'll stop thereThankfully Ama doesn't spend a lot of time acting like standard fantasy protagonist number 3b She doesn't mope around and wish for adventures and whine and nag and generally act like a angsting teen Note to aspiring and published writers reading someone whine and angst gets old FAST Instead Ama does stuff She plots schemes fights swims sails and curses It also helps that she actually pretty good at at least some of that Additionally she's not moping around wanting a higher destiny or anything she just wants to be allowed to sail her damn boat Which is a reasonable desire in my book and a point her favor Ama doesn't want to be a princess or an archmage Or run around with a magic white horse with an over inflated sense of it's own importance okay I'll stop now She just wants people to leave her alone and let her be a ship captain and she's willing to work to that end When she discovers Seg's secret her reaction is how do I make this work for my people and for me? It's realistic pragmatic and decisive which makes Ama and her decisions frankly a breath of fresh air compared to say Shadow Ops nor does Ama sit around moodily and wonder about her enemies like a certain jumped up Starship captain I still like that character but there are bits I could do without Additionally pragmatic and decisive is her willingness to go behind Seg's back to warn her people and family and make sure they get the most out of this Frankly I approve this she isn't willing to let the best interests of her family and friends take a back seat to some dude she meet a few days ago Ama is fairly straightforward and easy to deal with once you realize that she isn't protagonist 3b or if she is she's a very well done one who isn't constrained by the mold Honestly I like her then I like Seg but Seg is the interesting of the two characters Additionally his goals and plans end up pretty much superseding Ama's So what Seg is going to do next towards the end of the book becomes alot important then what is Ama going to do next I also enjoyed a number of the secondary characters like Brin Ama's cousin Seg's mentor Jarin a cunning and crafty old man with his own mission and his own possibly shady past He seems to have been in Seg's position before in a lot of ways and is trying to keep the kid from repeating his mistakes Seg seems to feel that Jarin hasn't done him that many favors coming up but considering the fact that someone with Seg's lack of connections and rather smart mouth is still breathing I kinda think Jarin has spent a lot of time giving Seg cover However my favorite minor character is hands down the old rogue that is Viren Who we met trying to rob Seg when he stumbles around a port city after being drugged by Ama I told she was pragmatic didn't I? Viren was a bit of treat for me He's sly clever and irrelevant and completely refuses to take this shit seriously He's no Han Solo but he is pretty fun Just don't ever play cards with the man There are drawbacks to the story I felt the action scenes were overall pretty average Not bad just Average They are competently written and plotted out I was never left lost or confused but they lack a certain edge The mass firefight at the end of the book for example didn't uite click for me I enjoyed reading it but I was also sitting thinking that's not how it would really work This might be my own life experiences working against me plus I'm not a huge fan of 'large masses of under euipped enemies throw themselves in frontal assaults against dug in enemies with better weapons' Yes it's happened than a few times in history Yes it makes perfect sense in the context of the story I'm still just not a fan I'm hoping to see even fights later in the seriesThe antagonists are the weakest part of the story We don't get much of a sense of them other then one member of the people being ambitious and petty and a law enforcer being an utter bastard for reasons unknown For the most part the antagonists are a faceless mass The People's society and the Shasir empire are the main antagonist forces in this book only they are left without spokesmen or spokeswomen to speak to their side of the story or to give an opposing viewpoint to the characters Instead everyone who opposes them is a petty ambitious bastard an utter psychopath or a deluded victim I'm left wondering why the CMC the People's organization that is opposed to the Cultural Theorist Guild is so dead set on wrecking Seg's raid when he can provide grand amounts of the the very energy they're so desperately hungry for Why is the Constable so fired up to see Ama put in what he thinks is her place? For that matter why is he so anti Kenda? That said they serve fairly well as forces or individuals that are dangerous to our characters Ama and Seg bleed they get beat up they have problems and suffer This is not an easy walk over for them unlike some professionally published stories I could name So there is then enough tension in the story to keep you turning the pages For that matter you don't feel like the antagonists are absolute idiots Seg's opinion not withstanding but he thinks almost everyone is an idiot it's just you're not very sure their motivations or their goals expect in a vague broad sense keep the Shasir in power get power over the People and get magic energy to keep the planet from killing us stuff like that The antagonists are serviceable but nothing Warpworld rests on the character of it's protagonists and their relationship with each other Which is a dynamic evolving relationship between two people with their own goals and desires The relation is also put under strain by the stakes and tensions of the situation and how Seg's and Ama's goals align or clash depending on the situation Which works fairly well It makes for a strong interesting story with enough bad things happening to the protagonists to keep it interesting This is good first book for these authors and a good start to the series there are something like 4 books and I can recommend these books with a clear conscienceWarpworld gets a B the lack of attention to the antagonists and averageness of the action keep it from going any higher but the well written plot and characterization lift it firmly out of the average run of the mill fantasy

Mobi ¸ Warpworld Warpworld #1 ´ Kristene Perron

On his first crossing through the warps Seg discovers a world rich in vita – fuel to save his dying world Cold brilliant and desperate to prove himself as a Cultural Theorist Seg breaks away from the recon suad sent to protect him to scout out prime vita sources But to find h Warp World is the first book in an ambitious series being put out by Canadian author Kristene Perron and US author Joshua Simpson Kristene is far of an adventurer than I am and her work has appeared in a number of magazines while this is Josh’s first published novelThe two main characters are literally from two different worlds – neither of them ours Ama is a seafaring woman in a mostly pre industrial world where she has few rights and is being forced into a position to betray her own people Seg is a from another world leading his very first scouting party preparing for a tactical strike of Ama’s world to take resources back to his world – though not the kind of resources you’d ever expect invaders to be interested inAma ends up being hired by a wealthy traveller for an extended journey and it might well be the opportunity she’s looking for to earn enough money to get away from everyone forever and live her own life The traveller however is Seg in disguise on a separate recon mission from the rest of his unitIt’s not giving away anything to say that the story ultimately leads to the big raid but getting there is far from easy of course on either worldWhat impressed me most about this book is how it avoided having “the good guys” in it Oh there are good guys and gals but no side is on the path of virtue The People of Seg’s world are nationalistic ultra orthadox and have a serious master race complex going on which allows them to take slaves from all the worlds they travel to and treat them as sub human Ama’s people the Kenda are subjugated under the heel of an authoritarian sexist and religious elite And despite being the downtrodden the Kenda aren’t saints either being just as sexist as the rest of them So while you will side with and like individuals or grow to you don’t see any culture as being a paragon of virtue or even close And likewise there aren’t any convenient Empire of Ultimate Evil either just individuals who are scum and a regime that – well it’s no Utopia sure but there have been worse on our planet let’s be honestAnd I don’t just mean you personally don’t agree with them because you can disagree with Robert Heinlein’s views in Starship Troopers and still recognize that he’s trying to portray their culture as a positive thing but even the authors are simply laying these cultures out there as things that exist rather than proxies for someone’s ideals or warnings of where we might end upAnd that when you think about it isn’t all that common in Fantasy or SFInstead you have a situation of potential mutual convenience Seg’s people need fuel of a sort Ama’s people want freedom Eventually it seems they can work to achieve both their needs but to do so has a cost There’s nothing “clean” about the solutions provided only ruthless efficient and necessary to reach the ends they both reuireBut that’s not to say that morality isn’t at play It’s in the works Seg in time gets over his master race mentality But if you’re expecting “Dances with Warps” in which he goes native and joins to live with the primitives you’re way off base Seg’s mentor Jarin has plans for the young pupil to change their own dying world – assuming that he can surviveI found Warp World to be a fun and entertaining read that managed to avoid a number of the cliches I had come to expect As a fan of strong female characters I liked Ama a lot and Seg while he gives uptight a whole new meaning is far from flat and uninteresting He is a character destined for growth and does so as the story develops You realize uickly he’s a product of his world and it will take time for him to break out of his shell

Kristene Perron ´ Warpworld Warpworld #1 Epub

Warpworld Warpworld #1Is prize he must face his biggest fear waterFiery and headstrong Ama receives an ultimatum from her people’s tyrannical overlords betray her own kind or give up the boat she calls home forever When a wealthy traveler hires her as a guide Ama thinks her prayers are answered ? Easily relatableA good introduction to a new parallel world story It was slow in the beginning trying to familiarise with the terminologies used but eventually picks up It demonstrates what it's like to visit a parallel world It displays and brings to the forefront our cultural biases Finally no matter how apaat our worlds or cultures may be we all have major nationalistic issues to face or turning a blind eye and deaf ear to This could become a good movie or TV series