Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Sectors Book Review


 
I have a great fantasy book called Sectors to share with you today written by Harule Stokes. I am actually not sure even after reading this story if it is about Earth and if it is, is it about the future or is it about another world or planet?
 
Synopsis: 
A murder has been committed in Westwood. Joseph Marshall, a newly graduated NextGen operative is sent to investigate the only suspect - one of the last remaining Fallen.  
Will he live long enough to solve the murder or die by the hands of one of the most powerful living weapons ever created? During the Great War, the Northern Alliance was losing ground to its southern neighbor, Keynosa. The Keynosians were a people whose entire society was built around the manipulation of plant life. Unable to stem the overwhelming power of the Keynosian’s greatest weapon, the empowered soldier, the North made a desperate gamble, to create their own empowered.  
Thousands of volunteers offered their lives to the experiment in a process called The Sacrifice. From those thousands who gave themselves for their country, only a few hundred emerged, changed. They became the Fingers of God, the world’s most powerful living weapons. With the war over, these heroes, having fought and killed for their country, could not maintain their grip on reality. The process that created them corroded their minds, and they were given the moniker of Fallen. Their legacy continues on in their children, the NextGen.  
Now more than 70 years after the war's end, the threat of the Keynosian remains. The progeny of the Fallen are tasked with securing a massive series of concentration camps called the Sectors. Constructed after the Great War, the Sectors hold the surviving Keynosian people and their living weapons, the empowered. With the Fallen lost, what can the Northern Alliance do to contain this threat?  
Their solution is the Peacemaker collar. A thin ring of metal, it gives a steady dose of a powerful drug that inhibits the potential of the empowered, but also rots the mind of the wearer.  
In a world where morality is thrown to the wayside for the sake of security and the only path you can take are the one’s provided to you, is there a place where a young man can rise above it all?
It never really gave me a clue where this is taken place, so you will have to use your imagination on this one. It seems like something from another planet because of the way it was told but as I have found when reading these fantasy type books, one can never really be sure.

It starts with Joseph being in an Academy and graduating and takes off from there. It is an Academy that teaches basically gifted young men and women how to fight one of their ancient enemies, the  Keynosians, who live to the south of wherever this place is.

Joseph was very lucky that he grew up with a mother who was not like the traditional Northern Alliance families. She felt bad for the Keynosians and was part of like a peaceful demonstrator of an organization called FFA who stood up for the rights of the Keynosians or Southies as they were referred to in this book.

This story will test Joseph in all kinds of ways that he did not even imagine it would. He really is a good boy who is trying to do the right thing with a lot of people depending on him to make the right choices. His mother just wants him to make it back alive. Because of his mother's affiliations, he has a target on his back and a lot to prove. He just doesn't know how bad it really is until he gets to Westwood and the light bulbs start to go off.

Will he be able to sort it all out in time?

Happy Reading!

About Author:

Growing up in Crown Heights, Brooklyn NY, Harule Stokes has seen his share of violence and drug abuse. But, armed with the knowledge of his elders, a faithful father and a strong spiritual base, Harule was able to make his way out of an assuredly dark existence and into a life of positive possibilities.

Today, married to his wonderful wife and supported by close friends, Harule is not only able to draw upon his past but to also add a new way of thinking that's both positive and uplifting. What you'll find in his work, is a wonderfully vibrant reflection of the beauty and tragedy of his youth that's current and needed for today's society.

Catch him on his website or on Goodreads.

The author has been kind enough to have 2 winners. One for the hardcopy book and one for an ebook. Open Internationally for ebook only. Good Luck Everyone!

Disclosure: Mary Bearden personally reviewed these products. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, just a sample product. All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours.

4 comments:

Erika R said...

I would love Hardcopy!! So awesome of a giveaway! Thank you.. erikalrhodes at gmail dot com

Valerie R said...

Would love Hard Copy and yes USA.. LOVE your site.. so much information!

Tallulah A. Scribbles said...

I am in US and I would prefer a hardcopy.

literarymafia [at] gmail [dot] com

Thanks for hosting the giveaway! Fingers crossed to win.

Francine said...

Us and Hardcopy

Francine Anchondo