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Thursday, October 17, 2013

4.0 on the Masq Scale. Huahuqui by @AgresticPublish #scifi #bookreview




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Huahuqui



Written by Gareth Worthington




Genre: Science Fiction


Book Synopsis


Kelly Graham is narcissistic self-assured freelance photographer who specialises in underwater assignments. While on a project in the Amazon with his best friend and travelling companion, Chris D’Souza, a mysterious government official enters Kelly’s life and turns it upside down. A simple request to retrieve a strange object from deep underwater puts Kelly in the middle of an international, political and spiritual nightmare – a nightmare that threatens to change the course of human history.

Rebekah P's Review


Gareth Worthington's sci-fi novella, Huahuqui, is a brief, but entertaining read. I am deeply respectful of Worthington's skill at telling such a riveting story in less than 146 pages. This specific genre is one of the most challenging to write and sell because the writer has to create not only an entertaining storyline, but characters readers want to invest in in a short span of time. Although some of the military language and scientific jargon was a bit over my head, I was still thoroughly entertained and involved in the plight of Kelly and his cohorts.

The idea that our ancient ancestors - a different strand of the human gene - exists somewhere out in the deep dark sea is both fascinating and frightening. This book definitely played on my fears of the ocean, a reminder that man is not all powerful or alone.

Finally, I must say that I love it when the female characters are given a role in the outcome of the storyline, and not just portrayed as a sexual entity there to distract or relieve the heroes tensions and frustrations. In Graham's story, all characters have a part to play and are not wasted.

I look forward to reading part II in the series, Huaquero.

Review Disclaimer: Book provided in exchange for an honest review.

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