Blood Ocean

Blood Ocean

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by Weston Ochse
     
 

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Waterworld meets Point Break as Kavika, an under-sized boy living in the floating Sargasso City - jigsawed together with ships, submarines, barges and oil tankers off the coast of what was once known as California, must strive to overcome his lowly status and the condemnation of his peers in order to save his city from an enemy living within.

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Waterworld meets Point Break as Kavika, an under-sized boy living in the floating Sargasso City - jigsawed together with ships, submarines, barges and oil tankers off the coast of what was once known as California, must strive to overcome his lowly status and the condemnation of his peers in order to save his city from an enemy living within.

Survivors of the Cull, a Plague that wiped out people without the blood type O-neg, struggle in the floating Sargasso City jigsawed together with ships, submarines, barges and oil tankers off the coast of what was once known as California.

Separated by demarcations of turf, ethnicity and fear, it’s not so much living as existing. High above it all swing the Pali Boys: descendants of Hawaiian warriors, they desire to lift themselves and the spirits of the residents below by performing an increasingly impossible series of extreme stunts, designed to test their manhood, and demonstrate the vibrancy humanity once had.

But as a conspiracy of murder unfolds and blood attacks increase, Kavika a single under-sized Pali Boy must strive to overcome his lowly status and the condemnation of his peers in order to save them all from an enemy living within.

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Publishers Weekly
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.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781907992872
Publisher:
Rebellion
Publication date:
02/14/2012
Series:
Afterblight Chronicles Series, #11
Edition description:
Original
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
758,241
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.80(d)

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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Blood Ocean 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Dev_Jarrett More than 1 year ago
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.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago