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Hopebreaker by Dean F. Wilson
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In the world of Altadas, there are no more human births. The Regime is replacing the unborn with demons, while the Resistance is trying to destroy a drug called Hope that the demons need to survive.
Between these two warring factions lies Jacob, a man who profits from smuggling contraceptive amulets into the city of Blackout. He cares little about the Great Iron War, but a chance capture, and an even more accidental rescue, embroils him in a plot to starve the Regime from power.
When Hope is an enemy, Jacob finds it harder than he thought to remain indifferent. When the Resistance opts to field its experimental landship, the Hopebreaker, the world may find that one victory does not win a war.
Greetings and welcome to The Review Board. Today, we are serving up some Hopebreaker by Dean. F. Wilson. Tasting this morsel is our very own Mini Truth.
Sometimes, I am heavily inclined to believe that I am just weird when it comes to what I enjoy in books.
Whenever I pick up a story in a particular genre, I somewhat expect that story to deliver in the “feel” of that genre, if you will. I don’t even know if that makes any sense. I suppose, it is better to further explain what I mean before I get deeper into my review.
If I were to pick up a Romantic Comedy, for example, I would expect to be consumed with a sense of longing (in the form of romance) as well as have sporadic giggle fits, since it is also a comedy. This same rule applies to any work. I go into any genre, of any book, with an expectation to feel transported into that time and space. If this is not achieved, then I feel as though that narrative was not properly executed.
This is important, and it will soon be divulged as to why.
Before I go into that, I’ll give a bit of the premise of this story.
Jacob lives in an alternate, steampunk sort of world where demons are taking over; being created by a Regime of evil people bent on ruling his world. The thing is, that these demon spawn that are being created can only survive via the means of a drug called Hope.
Jacob—who is a silver-tongued, resilient guy, with a bit of an obnoxious twist from time to time—has been beat up, spit out and tossed around. But, his trooper type spirit keeps him moving forward, regardless of the challenges.
In the middle of yet another battle, Jacob’s life changes forever. He literally runs into his future allies and that is when everything he ever knew about fighting the demon and The Regime is changed forever.
In come characters like Whistler, Taberah, Soasa and many more. Their main focus is to get to the Hopebreaker, a tank like vehicle that will be their tool to rid themselves of the tyranny of this world. Throughout their journey many things transpire that serve to change Jacob’s mind in many ways.
Okay … with that said, on to the pros and cons of this book.
My overall thoughts of “Hopebreaker” is that it is a good book, just not a great one. My TRB rating is 6 stars, which will translate into a 3 star rating on Goodreads and Amazon.
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