#BookReview October Rain by @DylanJMorgan #SciFi #TuesdayBookBlog #RBRT

 

Author: Dylan J. Morgan

Published: February 2016

Category: Sci-Fi/Dystopian

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My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Review:

October Rain is the second book I’ve read by Dylan Morgan, and I found it to be as captivating as the first.  I shall be rushing out to purchase his entire catalogue shortly.

Steele is an assassin for the Martian Interstellar Correction Agency where he is employed to hunt down the names on a hit list.  His ‘work’ is set to a deadline, and once the last name is crossed off that list, Steele and his family will be able to leave and start a new life.

I need to take a moment to appreciate the impressive cover of October Rain.  It’s one of my favourite covers of the year so far.

I liked Steele, he was a vivid character who you could bond with immediately.  Dylan has a knack for creating beautiful relationships between a father and daughter in his books, and October Rain is no exception.  Shauna has a wonderful relationship with her dad, and he is clearly a loving family man to his little girl and wife, Keri.  He keeps his job description to himself and works tirelessly to provide a better life for his family.

The novella is well paced, full of action and incredibly descriptive – something that author, Dylan Morgan does exceptionally well.  My only criticism is that it’s not a 400-page novel – I want more!  I hope this novella is the start of something, and the author writes a sequel.  There are enough threads to pick up the story and run with it.

I read October Rain in one sitting.  It’s explosive and gripping storyline carries you along at breakneck speed, and Dylan’s description of Mars and the remnants of humankind are fabulous.

I would highly recommend this novella.

I reviewed October Rain as part of Rosie Amber’s Book Review Team #RBRT

Buy your copy:

Amazon UK

Amazon US

Blurb:

The human race teeters on the brink of extinction in a solar system choking under the glare of a dying sun. An assassin for the Martian Interstellar Correction Agency, Steele has one more assignment to complete before a big payoff and the chance of a new life: a job that will reveal the true horrors of man’s futile existence and threaten the very people who make his life worth living. As mankind draws its final breath, what would you do to save your family?

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