This week I am honored to bring to all of you fabulous readers my review of War of Attrition by Frank Creed. Have you heard of it? Where the heck have you been? It is book 2 in Frank’s Underground series. Book 1 won 2006 ELFIE Best Sci-Fi Novel.
As always, Peyton will draw two names from his fantabulous hat in one week’s time. Sound like fun? Well, hold on a minute. I need to tell you how to enter. There are several ways.
1. Leave a comment, silly.That’s one entry. Do it again tomorrow for another.
2. Post a link on your Facebook or your own blog. You have to tell me and leave a link here for me to go see your sharing. If you are a friend of mine on Facebook, just tag me when you put up the link. That’s possibly two entries. Do it again tomorrow for the interview and that’s two more shots.
3. Go like The Lost Genre Guild on Facebook. **HERE** Of course, you need to tell me that also but this one will get you two entries.
4. Buy Frank’s first book of The Underground series, Flashpoint in paperback ***HERE*** or ***HERE***, or Kindle version ***HERE*** and earn five entries more. In order to earn these entries you must email me a copy of your receipt of purchase to dmgraham2001[at]yahoo[dot]com.
That’s a whole lot of chances to get your name in for one of two super-duper signed copies. What are you waiting for? Oh yes, you want to know what I think.
Without further ado….
Imagine, if you will, a book that reads with the swagger of Dick Tracy, but has all the bang and imagination of The Matrix. Add in a some kickin’ guns, sword play, wrinkly brains of knowledge, Spirit Walking, gangers, Neros, mind-speak and God’s Word and you can begin to understand why I love this book and the one prior. Frank is a master of word-play and a genius of the analogy. I found myself laughing out loud on several occasions. I call that a good time.
Frank writes first person/past tense and we once again jump into the young mind of Calamity Kid. He is The One State’s #2 Most Wanted Terrorist. The price on his head rings up faster than the National Debt…maybe not that fast, but you get my point.
The One State stays hot and heavy on his tail.What crime is he guilty of? Believing in God? That’s not really the crime in the year 2037. The Word of God is though. One State has One Church, and it is believe like they do (worship the government) or be tagged a Fundi-Terrorist. The Bible has been outlawed and only the Body of Christ has a copy. That is wrinkled into their brains of course by reformation. Want to know what that is? Read the book.
Calamity is accompanied by his sister- hacker extraordinaire- e-girl, wise and proper Grandpa, grumpy and lovable Tinker and a whole cast of new and cool characters. My favorite new character and possible love interest for Calamity Kid in the series is that Latino lovely named Heartbreaker. Is she the real deal or a spy for One State? Want to know? Read the book.
What I came away with from reading War of Attrition and is a constant theme in Franks writing…we must allow God to move in our lives. HE is capable of anything if we just allow HIM to work.
I have a serious issue with Mr. Creed that may see him with a few anvil-related knots. I have to wait for the next book. He assures me he is trying. I guess I could give him a break considering he did use the mighty anvil on page 232. That is nearly the end of the book. He better thank his cheesecake he was so wise. How can a gal not love the anvil?
Anvil Rating 5.0
Thank you all for joining me for another Anvil Review. Please stop by tomorrow to find out what a literary zombie is and how you can protect yourself from one. Tell your friends to enter for their chance to win one of two signed copies of War of Attrition. The winners will be announced on Tuesday, February 15th. And for the love of cheesecake, share the anvil goodness.
If you want to find Frank around the cyber-world, here are his links.
Whew! My fingers are tired. 😛
I’m not putting anymore. You get the idea. LOL Until tomorrow…