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Out of the ruins of nuclear-torn America emerges a band of warrior-survivalists, led by a one-eyed man called Ryan Cawdor. In their quest to find a better life, they embark on a perilous odyssey across the ravaged wasteland known as Deathlands.
An ambush by a roving group of mutant Stickies puts Ryan in the clutches of a tyrant who plans a human sacrifice as a symbol of his power. With the rise of the new moon, Ryan Cawdor must meet his fate of chance an escape through a deadly maze of uncharted canyons.
Generations have passed since a nuclear blast all but turned America to dust. Out of the ruins emerges a band of warrior-survivalists, led by a one-eyed man called Ryan Cawdor. In their quest to find a better life, they embark on a perilous odyssey across the ravaged wasteland known as Deathlands.
An ambush by a roving group of mutant Stickies puts Ryan and Krysty Wroth in the clutches of a tyrant who plans a human sacrifice as a symbol of his power. The execution is set to take place at the new moon -- one night away. Ryan devises an escape plan but is betrayed by another prisoner. As they break for freedom, the Stickie leader unleashes a team of hunter-trackers among the maze of narrow canyons of the Southwest. For Ryan and Krysty, there's nowhere left to run...In the Deathlands, the only thing that gets easier is dying.
Moon Fate 01/??/2003
I forgot to post a review when I finished Moon Fate. I was very happy with the reintroduction of Abe. Charlie made for an interesting bad guy, and I had hoped that he would live to be encountered in another book. Christina's constant bitching grew very tiring and I was begining to wish that she would die. Much of this book seemed more implausible than most DL books, and I think One major complaint was that Abe didn't inquire as to the fate of the rest of War Wag One (Finn, Hun, Okie, Sukie, Arnold). I would have to give it a 7.
For DL-only fans only
by The Phantom
A cool title and one my favorite art pieces from Herring grace the cover of this book, but unfortunately the story didn't live up to the awesome cover.
The story begins with Ryan coming back from rescuing Dean from the slave camp, only to find that Jak's home is in ruins, and the rest of his gang are missing. After a duel with the remaining robot from the caves, Ryan goes on a search to find Krysty and the others. The adventure is pretty simplistic, they encounter a gang of stickies, Ryan and Krysty are captured, and along with a number of other prisoners, manage to escape into the canyons.
What I didn't like about this book, aside from it being a so-so story and a very rushed ending, was the level of savagery in this particular novel was too much for my taste. Not a book to recommend to anyone wanting to check out the series.
What is interesting is Jak becomes a father, but this isn't much more than just a footnote at the end of the book. The final confrontation with the stickie leader was anti-climactic too.
I liked the suspenseful battle at the movie theater, and some other action scenes, but overall I enjoyed this book the least of all the Deathlands books so far.
MOON FATE TOOK ME TO THE MOON IN SHEER ENTERTAINMENT!
by One Eye Chills
MOON FATE was simply way above average in the Deathlands saga for me. Here, Laurence James was hitting home runs in this timepiece area in his career.
He brings us back the great character Jak Lauren. That in and of itself was worth the cover price alone. But then he gives us Abe! A fun and interesting character from the War Wag days and the Trader.
And then Laurence ups his ante - he throws in loads of awesome adventure with a sickening stickie rape, and then even more - he gives us readers hope of a Trader reunion!
Abe is on the trail of Trader, and this reader is estatic and glued to the pages.
And there is much more that I did not mention. Just another great romp in Laurence Jame's world.
How can you go wrong there?
Ok, I really liked this book. Ryan goes to New Mexico after hearing a broken communication from Jak. Jak's place is fried.. From there it just gets better, Charlie, a intelligent Sticky, runs a whole ville of stickies, and under his command has actually managed to organize them into a evil whacked out society.
This book deals with the reunion of Abe who they meet when there captured by the stickies, starts off the hunt for Trader.. I liked it cause I really love the idea of stickies, and you can't get into more trouble with them then in this book. I do wish Charlie would have survived, what a great ongoing enemy he would have made! To me the whole book had a great western feel to it.