Friday, May 2, 2014

Blog Tour: I, Kwan by K. Hippolite

Retrofuturistic DieselPunk
Date Published: April 4, 2014

For over a thousand years, a powerful oligarchy known as the Worldwide Order of Lightnings has oppressed us. With the help of the prying eyes of the chronomancers, the Lightnings have torn us from our homes; have forced us to do their bidding; have stripped us of our rights, even our names.

I have spent my life in hiding. Please understand that an unrated telepath like me is a commodity, not a person. If it s not the thought-police come to call on me, it s the Lightnings, or worse, a suitor who won t accept no as an answer.

Peace. Security. Love. They all elude me. When I manage to grasp a little of them in my shaking hands, they are all but snatched away by outside powers beyond my control. My heart groans with black tears from all this folly.


My Review
This series of Novella's starts off wonderfully with KWAN. There were a few things that struck me a little off by the writing style, but nothing major. The characters and the journey they go through in both Kwan and Unfit. Most of the characters were easy to be drawn to however there were a few instances I was a bit confused by their place in the novel. The problem for me came in the last installment. The journey had such a build up and I found myself invested only to be a bit bummed by the ending. Overall this was a very interesting take on a genre that I am not hugely knowledgeable of. It can definitely fit with fans of Fantasy/Dystopian/Sci-Fi and the like.

K. Hippolite

1 comment:

  1. It's a very difficult genre to pin down. Most people look at "retrofuturistic" and kind of go huh? I'm glad you were able to get through it.