Thrill Shot Series
Reaper Harvester is a short story series written by Warren Brown. I have to say, I really admire authors who create worlds. J. R. R. Tolkien created The Shire and lands of Mordor but they were very similar to the real world. In Reaper Harvester, everything is different. Nothing is the same, from trees and animals to water.
The story is about an alien who's job resembles the Silver Surfer. He goes to distant planets and studies the inhabitants and ecology for his masters, the evil Guzon. They are galactic terraformists. They destroy everything, but kindly send in Seeders to plant everything that belongs on their planets. They are the ultimate genocide squad. But one decides to not follow the rules. He is assigned to a planet, Frosho. where he infiltrates and falls in love. That's when all the rules change...
Like I mentioned earlier, I have a great admiration for those who sit and create an entire world, language, culture and so forth. The idea wasn't very original but the story was different, because our reaper didn't just get to know the planet and its inhabitants, it got involved. Too involved, but that's okay. I liked what Brown was trying to do, but it wasn't executed very well.
Sadly, I found the story extremely repetitive. Filled with run-on sentences and a plot so simple and fragile, it literally shattered before my eyes and left me wanting. I found myself not caring for our hero, nor his family (and whatever happened to Harena's first child?). There was so much repetition, I think I growled! For example:
A few days later I was back at the shores of Cordesta to kill the Serpent of Cordesta, which had caused havoc on the seas and killed many sailors and destroyed a thousand merchant ships. The seas of Cordesta held a secret as I soon found out and that secret was the Serpent of Cordesta. I waited on the red shores of Cordesta for two days for the Serpent to appear. I lit a fire on the shores
BROWN, WARREN (2016-08-12). REAPER HARVESTER (THRILL SHOT SERIES Book 1) (Kindle Locations 193-197). WARREN BROWN. Kindle Edition.
You see what I mean? I just couldn't take it! If the story could be professionally edited, it could come off cleaner and neater. I don't know, but I wasn't too thrilled with this read. There's potential in a story like this, but it has to be executed differently. Maybe in the next book...
I'm off to the next read! 📚
*The Other's Voice is next.
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August 12, 2016
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