A Young Adult, Science fiction, Dystopian, Fantasy. I’ve suggested an age range for this book of 15+. Partials is unusual in my opinion because it is about engineered, organic beings called ‘Partials’, who were made by and are identical to, humans. Ok so this has been done before, but Dan Wells has an awesome writing style and has added a couple of extra twists. War has devastated the planet, and Partials and humans are sworn enemies. It has a sort of ‘I, Robot’ feel to it, but what really makes this novel different is the fact that both the humans and the Partials are slowly dying. The two enemies will have to set aside their past wrongs and differences in order to survive.Continue reading
This was an unusual fantasy book, unusual in a good way. After reading Lalonde’s Spinward Fringe Broadcast 0, and admitting that the fantasy genre was my favorite, he kindly pointed me in the direction of his other work, a fantasy book he had written called Brightwill. I was immediately excited, not only had I found a very nice author who clearly spends a lot of time communicating with his fans, but I also had a new fantasy book to read!
Prepare to delve right into a fantasy world, filled with magic, elves and… I can already hear you sighing. Stop right there. This is not your typical fantasy book. Randolph Lalonde has completely refashioned the tall pale elves as we know them from Lord of The Rings and other such works. Lalonde has created new elves, giving us different races and putting a new spin on pretty much all of the classical fantasy species.Continue reading