Thursday, July 26, 2018

Danger Rising by E D Richards

I was impressed with the debut novel from Richards. I liked the futuristic setting of the end of this century. Richards projects to a time when the nations of the world have finally taken climate change seriously after decades of ignoring it. There are serious consequences for those who commit crimes against the environment. It is an era of amazing pod transport under water and personal devices that fly though the air. I would have liked a little more description of the futuristic machines and how they worked.

The characters were crafted rather well. The hero of the novel was a noted climate scientist. She seemed almost super human in her ability to get out of hopeless situations. Other characters were drawn well. Many were not who they appeared to be. Near the end of the book this made for many twists and turns and surprises.

Richards' writing style is pretty good but there were a few irritations for me. One was the number of people screaming their words. That was too much some times. Something else Richards did that I just will not tolerate is ending a chapter with the hero in an imminent death situation and then beginning the next chapter with the hero all well and fine. We do ultimately find out how she was rescued but I just do not appreciate that technique.

I do recommend this novel to readers who enjoy a plot based on a very possible future and includes plenty of action and suspense.

My rating: 4/5 stars.

Independently published, 327 pages. You can purchase a copy here.

I received a complimentary egally of this book through NetGalley. My comments are an independent and honest review.

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