Thursday, February 12, 2015

Blog Tour: The Long Journey by Cara J. Swanson #review



Political / Non Fiction
Date Published: March 2014

Imagine a world with no electricity...no cell phones...no computers. A world still devastated by the effects of global pollution, of massive climate change, of widespread genetic
manipulation, of nuclear war. Imagine a world where WE are the ones in the history books.
What will they write about you?
Join the Seeker Khadija and her Seeker-Partner, the Gen-a-wolf Ula, as they track a thief into the dangerous Highlands that border the White River. They are to take the thief back west, to the prison of Valley City - the last city on the continent and the sole remaining vestige of civilization. Valley City was built by the head of the North American Corporation just before a series of short and brutal wars that marked final global economic and environmental collapse; what is now referred to as The End. Khadija and Ula live in a world where electricity and technology exist only in stories from the old days, and the leaders of Valley City are said to be descended from the wisest of the Before People. But they are about to discover that everything they've been taught, and everything they think they know about the world around them, is not quite as it seems.
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Review
This novel was a bit hit and miss for me. Overall I enjoyed the novel, but there were a few things such as writing style and changes throughout the novel that made it a bit difficult to read. 

The storyline itself is very well put together and definitely manages to keep the readers attention. 

I felt this made me look at certain things in a different light. It is definitely a bit of a thought provoking novel and worth the read. 

Cara J. Swanson was born in Colorado somewhere around thirty-six years ago, and
immediately leapt to work on her first story. She did not venture into self-publishing until 2006, however, when she formed Nighthawk/Raven Publishing to publish her first book, Blood Cult: Book I of the Elvestran Chronicles. She has since published the sequel, Daígu, a companion
Dictionary, and is working on the third in the series (The Desert Wanderer) as well as a murder mystery (When Demons Dance) and has recently published a futuristic partially fiction book titled The Long Journey. She has two mottos; “Be careful or you’ll end up in my novel,” and “I wish I was capable of working on one project at a time. But I’m not.” All her books are published under her personal four tenants of walking the Red Road: dedication to family, dedication to community, dedication to social justice, and dedication to ecological health. She is a signatory member of the Green Press Initiative. She can be contacted by emailing raven@thewritingraven.com.



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