Blood Ocean [NOOK Book]

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Kavika Kamalani is a Pali Boy, a post-plague heir to an ancient Hawai'ian warrior tradition that believes in overcoming death by embracing one's fears and living large. His life on the Nomi No Toshi, the floating city, is turned upside down when one of his friends dies, harvested for his blood, and he sets out to find the killer. Kidnapped himself and subjected to a terrifying transformation, Kavika must embrace the ultimate fear - death itself - if he, his loved ones, and the ...
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Blood Ocean

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Overview

Kavika Kamalani is a Pali Boy, a post-plague heir to an ancient Hawai'ian warrior tradition that believes in overcoming death by embracing one's fears and living large. His life on the Nomi No Toshi, the floating city, is turned upside down when one of his friends dies, harvested for his blood, and he sets out to find the killer. Kidnapped himself and subjected to a terrifying transformation, Kavika must embrace the ultimate fear - death itself - if he, his loved ones, and the Pali Boys themselves are to survive.
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A plague has left the City on the Waves, a ragtag community of decaying ships in the Pacific, isolated and desperate. Kavika Kamilani sets out to find the killers of young drug-runner Akamu. This quest will cost Kavika his closest friends and family, shatter his world, and cast a terrible light on the secret power structures in command of his tiny community. Stoker winner Ochse writes tolerable prose sabotaged by shallow world-building. The novel begins promisingly enough but soon descends into displays of cliché and violence. A plot predictable to anyone familiar with Norman Spinrad's Bug Jack Barron is married to antiquated social and sexual conventions; the fate of a transsexual character is particularly repellent, as is Ochse's decision to describe the Korean characters as cannibals. The result is a throwback to horror's unpleasant past, from which most readers have long since moved on. (Feb.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781849973199
  • Publisher: Rebellion Publishing Ltd
  • Publication date: 2/14/2012
  • Series: The Afterblight Chronicles: Blood Ocean
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 424,264
  • File size: 435 KB

Meet the Author

Weston Ochse is the Bram Stoker Award-winning author of various short stories and novels, including the critically acclaimed Scarecrow Gods. He is much in demand as a speaker at genre conventions and has been chosen as guest of honour on numerous occasions. Weston lives in Southern Arizona with his wife Yvonne and their menagerie of animals.

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  • Posted June 1, 2012

    Bram Stoker Award winner Weston Ochse has done it again.

    Bram Stoker Award winner Weston Ochse has done it again.
    Post-Apocalyptic survival on the high seas? High-flying acrobatics across a floating island of ships lashed together? Cannibalism? Literal monkeys on people's backs? Well, what's not to like? It's a literary roller coaster of a book.
    Far from being only an adrenalin junkie's dream, Mr. Ochse weaves into Blood Ocean the amazing coming of age story of Kavika Kamilani, son of one of the leaders of a group known as the Pali Boys. Kavika has big shoes to fill, but he is afraid (or perhaps too SANE) to perform some of the stunts that would vault him into the ranks of the Pali Boys.
    The things he must do to get justice for his friends and family throughout the book show his true courage. He overcomes obstacles in amazing ways that reveal him to truly be a Pali Boy, in mind, body, and soul.
    Blood Ocean is great fun. I've got to admit, it's the first of the Afterblight Chronicles I've read, but if Mr. Ochse's story is any indication of the quality of the rest of the series, it definitely won't be the last I'll read.

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