Saturday, 14 July 2012

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Threshold Shift  

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In the 34th century on the frontier planet of Threshold, Marshal Jacob Klein is desperately trying to maintain a fragile peace on a world where the racial tension between humanity and the indigenous species has been stretched to breaking point.
Ten years before Klein was instrumental in ending an attempted uprising by the Threshians, but in the process he lost his wife, and became estranged from his son. Old and weary, he finds himself increasingly marginalised and addicted to a performance enhancing drug. When his supply is abruptly cut off, a chain of events is set in motion that causes the murder of an old friend, the imprisonment of a Threshian leader, and the arrival of a disfigured man.
Jacob must not only face up to his recent choices, but also to a past he has been running from for over two decades. For you see Jacob Klein has a secret he can no longer ignore, a secret that will change the planet of Threshold forever.

Some Reviews of Threshold Shift:

5.0 out of 5 stars A sci-fi Western with a difference, July 12, 2012
This review is from: Threshold Shift (Kindle Edition)
It's John Wayne meets John Wyndham in this debut novel of frontier colonists, aboriginal lizard-men and psychic experiments gone awry. Author G. D. Tinnams has created a remote world that attracts men with pasts, populated it with not-so-noble savages and tamed it with enigmatically archaic technology; the result is classic sci-fi Western genre fiction...until the true nature of the Marshall and his son is explored.

The author keeps a tight pace and concentrates on character. There's a refreshing absence of technobabble and an admirable economy of style. As with any story 'with a twist', the timing of the switch is crucial - and here it is finely judged. The Western tropes peak just as the reader engages with the 'twist', which works to broaden the story's scope, raise the stakes and throw new light on the key characters.

By no means a 'heavy' novel, the story nonetheless touches on existential and metaphysical topics.

A strong debut novel from a writer to watch.

4.0 out of 5 stars Fast Paced SciFi - A Must read, 14 July 2012
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This review is from: Threshold Shift (Kindle Edition)
Read this book over several days whilst commuting to work. Engrossing sci-fi with great pacing and depth. A great combination of sci-fi with a western frontier feel, developed characters and a interesting background. Well worth the price.

5.0 out of 5 stars Fast Paced Action Packed Sci-fi Thriller!, 24 Jun 2012
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This review is from: Threshold Shift (Kindle Edition)
A gripping read from start to finish, I really enjoyed this novel. The author has done a great job creating a world of intriguing characters and concepts. His vision unfolds as the story progresses keeping you wanting to read more.

The story begins with Jon an 11 year old boy whom after escaping a fire of their family home is taken by the Threshians , an alien race which inhabits Threshold that Jon has only previosuly encountered via an online battlefield. Not initially aware of his mother's fate Jon manages to escape and the story begins to unfold!

10 years later both Jon and his father, the Threshold Marshal, end up on an adventure which will change everything both for Threshold and themselves.

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