Forager by Peter R Stone


byPeter R Stone

Kobo ebook | November 22, 2013

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Eighteen-year-old Ethan Jones lives in Newhome, a town built upon the decaying ruins of post-apocalyptic Melbourne, ruins haunted by the ferocious Skel, a nomadic tribe of degenerate savages.

The Skel are ramping up their attacks on Newhome's foraging teams and infesting Melbourne's ruins in ever greater numbers. Is this part of a larger plan that could spell the town's doom?

Meanwhile, the last thing Ethan expects when he and his companions rescue a two-car convoy from the Skel is a Japanese teenage girl with an outlandish dress-sense, who after they take her back to Newhome, goes to great lengths to ingratiate herself into his life. But is it in gratitude for saving her life or is she seeking something more?

And what a quandry she places him in, for he knows the rules, that no man is permitted to be alone with an unmarried woman. But how can he drive such a gentle soul away when she touchs his heart so deeply, even though she clearly carries the pain of a broken heart.

At the same time, Newhome's police force, the Custodians, are suspicious of Ethan's foraging team's successes and are pulling out the stops to find out which member of his team has the illegal mutant ability that gives them an edge over the other teams. Should these peacekeepers discover Ethan is the mutant they seek, they will haul him away and dissect him like a frog.

Title:ForagerFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:November 22, 2013Publisher:Peter R StoneLanguage:English

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from an intriguing start Stone has an approachable writing style that allows his readers to flow through the novel with ease. Although the storyline itself was well thought out and put together I found it took me the better part of the book to really get into the story. It was enjoyable, but didn?t completely captivate me. That said, Stone has created a completely believable post-apocalyptic world that is easy to see your way into. The main character was fairly well developed. You get to know him on multiple levels. At times, he grated on my nerves, but overall definitely served his purpose in the story. The secondary characters were also quite well developed. There is someone for everyone to identify with, allowing you an easy journey through the story. As a whole, this was an enjoyable, very YA oriented read. Stone?s post-apocalyptic take was unique
Date published: 2014-07-14