The Regime is on the hunt, forcing the Resistance to take refuge aboard the Lifemaker, an advanced submarine that houses a special cargo: a handful of women who can still give birth to human children.
To evade the Regime's own submersibles, all parties must work together, but tensions are high, and not everyone on board is looking out for the greater good.
As they descend into the deeps, they quickly learn that not all monsters work for the Regime.
|Product dimensions:||5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.56(d)|
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Having never read anything from author, Dean F. Wilson prior to picking up Lifemaker: The Great Iron War, Book Two, I was uncertain what to expect. This Steampunk/Dystopian Fiction seemed like it could be interesting – based upon the brief synopsis I had read. However, knowing that this was the second book of the series, I was slightly worried that it might not work as a stand-alone tale. Regardless, I found some quiet time and began to read. Lifemaker: The Great Iron War, Book Two begins in October of Year 15. A terrible war has been raging for some time now between demons and humans, and things have not gone well for mankind. Jacob, one of this book’s main protagonists, is taking refuge aboard the Lifemaker (an enormous and extremely advanced submarine) along with most of what remains of the human Resistance. The ship, and all who are aboard, descends into the depths of the sea; intent upon escaping assured death if they are located by any members of the demonic Regime. So, initially I struggled to get ‘into’ Lifemaker – mainly because I didn’t understand who the various characters were, or why they were on the run from the Regime. As I read further though, and gleaned additional story information and/or bonded with the novel’s various players, time flew and I was surprised when I discovered I’d reached the end. I don’t want to provide additional plot in my review, but Lifemaker: The Great Iron War, Book Two was actually a great book and I’m glad I decided to read it. Wilson is an excellent writer, and is quite thorough in his character and/or scene descriptions. He somehow always manages to bring the appropriate-to-the-moment character emotions to life – even in scenes that some authors might find difficult to write due to lack of real-life inexperience. In summary, an excellent read, although I highly recommend that readers begin this series by reading Hopebreaker: The Great Iron War, Book One prior to picking up Lifemaker.
As usual, BRAVO, BRAVO !! The HOPEBREAKER really got me hooked on this story line and the second book in the Great Iron War series doesn't disappoint. The story was riveting. The characters have been developed a great deal more and you feel more connections to their struggles and emotions. Without giving away the plot, I'll only say you will be fascinated with the character evolution of Whistler. Just read and you will love it also. I'm already dying to read the third installment in the series