Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Book Review: Death's Twilight (The Meechan Chronicles B, 1) by A.J. Leavens

Death’s Twilight (The Meechan Chronicles Bk 1)
By A.J. Leavens
Publisher: A.J. Leavens
Published: Feb. 17, 2014

Amazon Synopsis:

The first book of a bold new trilogy by up-and-coming author A. J. Leavens. 
In the future, Nuclear War has ravaged the planet. Slade Meechan, an Emissary for iCorps embarks on a Delivery to find Randy Herman - a man who's escaped from a Penal Territory. 

Beset by hurdle after hurdle, Slade must reach his Target before time runs out. His journey sends him far from his home, and into a land outside the Government. Accompanied by a loyal and mischievous Diplomatic Corps officer, and an array of mechanical gadgets, Slade crosses the world to fulfill his mandate. 

What happens when the hunter becomes the hunted? Slade will have to use all of his skills and all of his connections to stay ahead of the one who wants him dead. But is there more to the story?

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My Thoughts:

In Death’s Twilight, Emissaries are used to deliver letters that people don’t want to receive. Those that receive this letter from the Government die.  Slade Meechan, an Emissary is sent to deliver a letter Randy Herman, someone who has escaped from the Penal Territory. Failure to deliver the letter in the allotted time results in a penalty such as six weeks imprisonment.

Slade’s search for Herman takes him all over the world and yet when he catches up to him with minutes to spare, his chronometer reads that he is 16 seconds too late. Now he is the hunted, and not for imprisonment – for a delivery of his own letter. Can he escape it? He knows there is something more going on. Can he prove it before they kill him?

Death’s Twilight had a lot of action. There was plenty of fighting and running and evading. The pacing was fairly even throughout the book. I thought it was interesting how the author took present day items and made them historical references in his story.

The world didn’t seem to be too much of a different place although it was supposed to be a futuristic world, probably because the author used a set up like the game “Risk” for the layout of his Territories and the names of the Past Presidents of the United States and the new Governing Heads of State.

The story was an interesting one that certainly leaves us knowing that there is more to come in a sequel. I gave Death’s Twilight 3 stars out of 5.

Thank you to the author for providing a copy of the book in exchange for a fair and honest review. A positive opinion was not required. All thoughts are my own.

About the Author:

A love of reading as a kid allowed me to explore worlds with dragons, spaceships, robots, and antiques cars. I've always had stories in my brain, and I've finally had the time to let them out onto the page. I'm a father of 4 who's been married for 15 years, and is more and more in love everyday.

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Coming in February 2015!
Death's Midnight
Book 2 of The Meechan Chronicles

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