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Teaser:A deadly cult goes on a killing spree in Detroit...
Baron Crabbe is dangerously high on legends of the Trader and rumors of a secret cache. His ace in the hole is Ryan Cawdor and his band -- his prisoners. Ryan knows the truth, and it won't help Crabbe, but the only option is to play along with the crazed baron's scheme. Staying alive is all about buying time -- waiting for their one chance to chill their captors.
Gateway to the Future
Existence after Skydark is a gamble against grim odds -- winners and losers decided by guns, jack and raw nerve. Still, one intrepid group pushes on, working to understand the secrets of preDark tech at the heart of nuke-altered America. Because keeping hope alive is the next best thing to a good shot and finding something better.
Law of Sudden Death
Baron Crabbe is dangerously high on legends of the Trader and rumors of a secret cache. He occupies a redoubt but the old tech remains unfathomable. His ace in the hole is Ryan Cawdor and his band. Prisoners at blasterpoint, they're ordered to use the matter-transfer units to secure the whereabouts of the imagined weapons stockpile. Ryan knows the truth -- and it won't help Crabbe. But the only option is to play along with the crazed Baron's scheme and make the dangerous jumps in a limited window of time. Staying alive is all about buying time -- waiting for their one chance to chill their captors.
Started good, stayed that way. I enjoyed it.
Andy Boot shines in this one
Andy Boot returns with a darn good DL tale here in Lost Gates. This is a concept that should be expounded upon more I think. The mat trans system has so many storyline possibilities to it that I'm surprised frankly that more authors don't take advantage of it.
Here the companions finally meet a baron that knows about the mat-trans and forces Ryan and companions to make several jumps for his own purposes. This jumping into the unknown several times in one book made this an exciting read. Andy Boot proves that he knows the DL characters and their environment very well, but his action scenes were his weakness here. They were OK, just after reading sooo many authors that write breakout and cool action sequences, this one kinda fell a little flat.
But, the good thing is, overall, the book was very well written. I'll take that any day of the week than a poorly written DL with loads of mindless violence that certain authors sometimes do. I hope Mr. Boot continues this solid writing, or even soars above it - in his next venture - Palaces of Light.