Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Gears of Revolution by J. Scott Savage

Trenton and Kallista are on the hunt for her father.  He left her some clues and a mechanical dragon to fly.  Now they need to find the next clue.

Shadow Mountain Publishing and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It is being published today.

This is an interesting read.  It's set in a world in the future which has really regressed to simpler days.  There are dragons and they kill.  The world Trenton and Kallista live in is underground in tunnels.  It's the only way to protect themselves from the dragons.  But the dragons aren't giving up the fight.

When they are flying their mechanical dragon, they have to be very careful not to attract the attention of a dragon.  They're not always careful enough; dragons can be sneaky.

They do find another clue from her father, so they head up to Seattle.  They expect to find a city but find nothing but destroyed buildings.  They try to set down to explore but get caught by hooks that bring them down.  This is not a welcome committee.  Seattle is nothing like the city they left.  There's no food to speak of, they worship the dragons, and strangers are not welcome.  It gets worse before it gets better.

The story is action packed, there are plenty of dragons and there are a lot of traitors, too.  Poor Trenton and Kallista are definitely at a disadvantage because they don't understand the politics or the hierarchy in place.  They get conned.  They almost die.  You'll keep reading and hoping for better news as the story goes on.  

The ending is fitting and the two adventurers have another quest to undertake.  There will be another book in this series.  I'll be watching for it.   I enjoyed the steampunk influence and the two young characters.  This was an excellent read.

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