Killer of Enemies

by Joseph Bruchac | Science Fiction & Fantasy |
ISBN: 1620141434 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingemmejowing of Cortland, New York USA on 3/1/2018
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Journal Entry 1 by wingemmejowing from Cortland, New York USA on Thursday, March 01, 2018
Lozen and her family live in a compound near the wasteland that used to be their home. Loren's unusual abilities and tenacious personality have made her a popular tool of the local warlords, but she is not as compliant as they imagine, and is watching carefully for a way to her family's freedom.

The setting for this post-apocalyptic novel is interesting, taking place after an event destroys all electronic tech, setting humanity back to older methods. We have an interesting cast of characters, headed by Lozen who combines her remembered fragments of her native culture with typical action hero bravado.

I did have some issues with the wandering plot and the author's choice of an exaggerated, slang-y voice for Lozen, but they were mostly matters of personal taste, so maybe the next reader will like it more. I was a little amused by the love-interest sub-plot, where I don't think the guy Lozen was interested really served a purpose other than giving her someone to think about. This is an exasperatingly common issue for a male character's female love interest, but I rarely see it turned around the other way.

Journal Entry 2 by wingemmejowing at Trumansburg, New York USA on Thursday, March 01, 2018

Released 2 yrs ago (3/1/2018 UTC) at Trumansburg, New York USA


Sent out in the Indigenous Peoples Box

Journal Entry 3 by wingGoryDetailswing at Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Sunday, March 11, 2018
I'm claiming this from the Indigenous Peoples bookbox. I've read other works by Bruchac, but a science fiction take is something new!

Later: Entertaining - and scary - post-apocalyptic world, where the usual perils of the desert are enhanced by the mutated and/or modified plants and creatures and people. I liked our action-girl heroine, and some of her scenes - especially the final battle - made me wish someone would put this on film; in the right hands it could be a cracking movie! I liked the cameraderie, the deliciously evil nastiness of the Big Bad, and the familiar-but-warped setting.

Released 2 yrs ago (4/21/2018 UTC) at Little Free Library, Manville Memorial Park in Manville, Rhode Island USA


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*** Released for the 2018 Keep Them Moving release challenge. ***

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