The Debt Collector: LIRIUM (Season One)

The Debt Collector: LIRIUM (Season One)

by Susan Kaye Quinn

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BN ID: 2940016712383
Publisher: Susan Kaye Quinn
Publication date: 06/24/2013
Series: The Debt Collector , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 430
Sales rank: 57,573
File size: 4 MB

About the Author

Susan Kaye Quinn is a rocket scientist turned speculative fiction author who now uses her PhD to invent cool stuff in books. Her works range from young adult science fiction to adult future-noir, with side trips into royal fantasy romance and middle grade. Her bestselling novels and short stories have been optioned for Virtual Reality, translated into German and French, and featured in several anthologies.

She writes full-time from Chicago, inventing mind powers and dreaming of the Singularity.

See her website for free stories, trailers, and links to social media.

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The Debt Collector: LIRIUM (Season One) 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
LolitaV More than 1 year ago
Before starting with this serial, I never had read a serial before. Basically it is a series released in episodes (short book from around 50 pages). While I read this serial episode by episode, after the release of the last episode it is now bundled in one book, so you can read it like a normal book too. This story takes the readers to a dark and grtty world where there are people called Debt Collectors who collect life energy from people who have too much debt and give this to so-called high potentials. The story is original and unique and from the first episode sucked me into the story. There also is a lot of action and the story is fast paced and kept me wanting to read more and eager for the next episode. The story takes some unexpecting turns and sometimes I had no idea how Lirium, the main character, would get out of the mess he got into. Beside the story the characters are another thing I love about this serial. Especially Lirium, he is such a great character. He tries to be a good guy, but with a job being a Debt Collector that isn't easy. Still he really tries and I kept seeing the goodness inside him, I love the fact that he is such a good character despite his situation. There are also some great side characters like Apple Girl, Ophelia and Valec. Most of the world building is done in episode 1 already, but there is built onto this in every episode. Every episode adds another bit of information to this world and it feels more real with each episode. Although I still think there could've been more world building. I didn't get to know all I wanted to know about the world, but there is enough to get a good sense of the world. I still want to know how the world became this way and how the world as we know it developed into the world in this book. I loved getting to know this dark and gritty world which still has some good characters inside it. To conclude: this is an awesome series, which I would like to recommend to everyone. Episode 1 is free so why not try and see if you like it. It has a great story, fast paced and original. The direction of the story surprised me more than once. I love the characters, especially Lirium. There is enough world building, but I still woudl've liked getting to know more about the world, especially about how the world turned out this way. The ending all wraps it up nicely while still leaving room for your own imagination
Anonymous 6 months ago
All this authors book are great. This one just took me to new great world
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Interesting idea of being able to pull life force out of people without killing them or to kill them. Even more interesting is the idea of giving that life force to someone else. Read it and be surprised!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Well done characters, excellent settings and a fantastic ride.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Susan Kaye Quinn's "Debt Collector:Lirium" is an interesting read. The world she has created is a little unique which is a good thing. In a futuristic LA, we meet Lirium a "debt collector". When the Department of Health and Life determines that your debt exceeds your life expectancy, they send in the debt collectors to drain you of your life energy. That life energy is then given to someone with "high potential" to improve life... or sometimes just has the money to pay for it. Lirium it seems has a conscience. We follow him as he traverses the underworld then runs up against a secret organization called Gehenna. I will not tell you anything other than that for the storyline. You will have to read it yourself. Now, why only 3 stars? While the story, the plot, character development all are interesting, I felt it was longwinded and took probably a hundred pages more than it should have. Also, for me, the lead character is a man that has far too much feminism! This is an issue I find with most writers who try to create a character that is the opposite sex. This first book in the series was interesting, but not enough for me to continue with the next one.
Corfy More than 1 year ago
I picked up this series because I enjoyed the author's "Mindjacked" trilogy. It definitely has an intriguing concept, and I enjoyed the series, but overall, I didn't think it was as good as Mindjacked. Still, I look forward to reading more from this author (if she has any more).