Review: The Speed of Winter

The Speed of Winter (Four Seasons quintet, #1)The Speed of Winter by B. Morris Allen

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Please note that my review of this book is subjective to my likes and dislikes.


The concept of the story was good. I found some of the science that the author introduced was interesting: aging in the sleep capsules; the mortality rates, etc. It was evident that Allen thought out what the consequences of the ‘new’ technology would be.

The pace of the story was very fast, spanning over sixty years I believe.

Characters:
Elyse Andreev – she is the main character, the daughter of Dmitri Andreev and Aline Saracu
Arek Khachatryan – Lieutenant for the space flight, cared for Elyse after the death of her parents

Story:
Humans have polluted earth and need to find new homes. Ships are being sent to various planets that have the ‘possibility’ of supporting life. Unfortunately, the planet in the story has extremely harsh conditions, and is not fully habitable. The story looks at the despair that occurs and the depths humanity can sink to in the face of extreme adversity.

The story was quite short and left me wanting more of the gaps filled in. For example, more could have been included regarding why Elyse’s parents decided to break the rules; more on why humans have to use the artificial wombs that the author repeatedly referred to – what event(s) occurred that made them necessary? There were large gaps in time that leave you wondering what occurred…

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Ren, The Valaran Chronicles Prequel Short Story 2

Well I FINALLY made it through the edits for the second prequel story and I am excited to announce that on Tuesday November 12, it will be available free on Kindle:

http://www.amazon.com/Ren-The-Valaran-Chronicles-ebook/dp/B009FYMCFS/ref=sr_1_6?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1352768118&sr=1-6&keywords=byron+a.+Wells

I am looking forward to working on the next short story titled Abigail.  It will be the final release before “I Am Archon, The Valaran Chronicles Book 2” releases.

500 Words a Day

First off, I have no clue how people can find time to blog each and every day…cudos to those that do!  I have 6 books to write reviews on, hopefully by this weekend.

I have set a goal for myself to write 500 words a day, either in ‘I Am Archon’, the sequel to Amalgam or in one of the other books I have outlined to write.  I know some one who has the goal of 1000 words a day, but I am starting a bit more reasonable to my busy life.

Have a great day all…