Being a Federation Hunter is difficult enough. Having to cross a dead city inhabited by crazed survivors of a plague certainly doesn't make things easier. Add a few escaped convicts, two vials of deadly spores and High Councillor Stanger into the mix, and the Hunter's job is about to get harder....
|Title||:||Terminal Point (The Hunter Drune Series Book 1)|
|Number of Pages||:||288 Pages|
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Terminal Point (The Hunter Drune Series Book 1) Reviews
If you're a fan of dark Science Fiction, you're going to love Terminal Point (The Hunter Drune Series Book 1). This book grabs you by the throat at the beginning and doesn't let go. It's an action-packed masterpiece.John Jason Lee provides a logical flow of action that's easy to follow but not at all predictable. I love the way that the author works in the back stories of most of the main characters. This is not done in a chronological order, so in many cases, we are introduced to a character only to learn his or her story later in the book.In the case of the main character, Drune, the author uses different parts of the main story to reference emotional events from Drune's life. These vignettes really help to add depth to Drune's character. Although he's essentially part mercenary, part Samurai warrior, he admits hating too much killing.When Drune is introduced, as a reader, we know very little about him. I found myself wanting to find out more about this dark and mysterious character as I worked my way through the book; this only added to the suspense and made the book hard to put down.For the other characters in the book, Lee presents the primary storyline as a river and the stories about the supporting characters as tributaries. In many cases these back stories explain how characters ended up in a particular location, predicament or emotional state. I've seen other authors actually publish these as separate stories, often novelettes, independent from the main story. By including this detailed information all in the same book, it actually strengthens the overall plot.The timing of the back stories is clever because the author uses triggering events that form logical bridging sequences between stories. I especially enjoyed the back stories of the escaped prisons and the renegade group of Gladson, Shona, Clay and the boy, Scavenger.Despite being very dark, there is a sense of optimism in the story born from characters who use their intellect and will to achieve all that they can despite nearly insurmountable odds.Lee even shares a compelling explanation of why one of the main protagonists, Kratz, is so twisted.As readers, we're drawn away from most of the characters who had primary roles at the beginning of Terminal Point including Ectarr, Stanger and General Torrance. For me, it was a little challenging to get pulled back into this storyline at the end, but Lee establishes enough connections back so that he can wrap up the story and lead us along to the conclusion.Still wondering if this story is for you? If you liked the movie Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, then you'll really enjoy Terminal Point. If you enjoy zombie stories, even though this is not predominantly a zombie story, you will enjoy Terminal Point as well. If I had to put my finger on it, I'd classify Terminal Point as dystopian Science Fiction.Terminal Point (The Hunter Drune Series Book 1) is one of the best Science Fiction stories that I've read in 2012. I'm very much looking forward to more stories from John Jason Lee in The Hunter Drune Series, but I'd love to hear what you think.
I liked this story. The protagonist, Drune, was interesting; an enigmatic Federation Hunter driven by justice and integrity, whilst armed with a cool Sensa gun and an arsenal of one liners. From an adventure story hero you can’t really ask any more. He also turns the women’s heads, especially that of Shona, the main female character. I won’t spoil the story for anyone by revealing whether or not her charms manage to pierce Drune’s gruff exterior. The plot concerns the theft of two vials of spores that Drune is hired to retrieve- cue much action, exciting chase scenes and one or two baddies. My personal favourite was the Baron. The Baron has, shall we say, issues, but then I can forgive that in my baddies- a little psychotic derangement goes a long way towards redemption in my eyes.The story moves along at a brisk pace and we encounter many other interesting characters along the way- I defy you not to wince when you meet the Droags and discover their foibles. I’d make sure you’re not eating at the time though.This is a good debut novel that left me wanting more- particularly in the case of Drune. There seems to be a back story there, concerning his wife Raiga, which I hope is explored more in the sequel. I’d also like to see the character of Stanger come to the fore (you gotta root for the evil mastermind plotting total domination!), so come on Mister Lee, get typing.
5.0 out of 5 stars Dark and Disturbing, April 5, 2013 By angela mortimer This review is from: Terminal Point (The Hunter Drune Series) (Kindle Edition) Very well written, exciting book with a flawlessly thought out story. It is not for the faint-hearted nor those who like a happy ending, but if you like excellent detailed fight scenes and don't expect cheerful resolutions this is a very good read indeed. The characters are realistic and well described and do just what is expected of them. I have a feeling that the next one will be just as thrilling and as hard to put down.
Free today on Amazon.co.uk 10th July 2012