There are some wonderful indie books out there, I’ve put together a series of posts recommending some awesome works I have read over the years.
This post is dedicated to the Thriller genre so here are some books I highly recommend:
‘The Silent Betrayal’ by Momus Najmi
‘Original, eloquently written and thrilling. A tale of deception that reads like a spy thriller but carries a much deeper meaning…’
‘The Player Without Luck’ by Kristina Gallo
‘A thrilling page turning story that will keep you immersed from the start….’
‘Fee Simple Conditional (Arcadia Chronicles Book 1)’ by H.C. Helfand
‘A gem of a read about life, love and land…’
‘We Watch You’ By N.S. Ford
‘Cleverly plotted British mystery thriller with darker psychological tones and twists…’
‘Wonder Rush’ by Dan McKeon
‘An immersive and suspenseful teen spy thriller with some darker edges, a positive message, originality and depth…‘
‘Awake’ by Andrew Palmer
‘An original techno-psychological thriller that captures the essence and surrealism of dreams with a sinister edge…‘
‘Scarred’ by Damien Linnane
‘A brutal tale of justice blinded by revenge…‘
‘The Good Kill: A Killian Lebon Novel’ by Kurt Brindley
‘An enthralling, gripping tale of epic proportions taking the reader on a ride full of twists, turns and action…‘
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Gripping high end space fiction about the politics of humanity, civilisation and revolution…
Lords of Mars is a story that embodies the many aspects of human politics from power, revolution, deception, change and no matter what civilisation we create, these things will always exist wherever we go. Perhaps the greatest threat to our own civilisation and history is ourselves as a species. These themes and concepts are then combined with the question of where we originated from and how we actually got here on this planet.
While the first book in this Custodian Library Archives series merely considers the question, Colin Yeoman uses this story to answer it and there is a lot more going on throughout this fantastic well paced read. This book could even be enjoyed on a stand alone level simply for it’s originality.
We are taken way back to when humans were leaving the near fallen civilisations of Mars; although some feel as if they were abandoning their fellow man but there is a new planet on the horizon. This is a polarising subject that creates opposing factions who feel like their history and people are being left behind. The preservation of this history is being contended here.
Much of the story takes place during the crossing between the two planets on board the ‘Spero’ where a multitude of characters are either for or against the new frontier. We meet ‘Cal’ who looks to lead a revolution in securing the ‘Remnants’ history and survival, that is after he encounters a stowaway who might know a little too much about the future. Of course there are other physical struggles like adjusting to the gravity of space travel and then the new world. ‘Centrifugal Gravity’ is just one of the many cool concepts this book is full of.
The pace quickens in the final chapters with action, deception and page turning thrills that highlight the early days of when we first arrived to the new world all of which is left open for more. Readers of science fiction will enjoy the original world building and thought provoking nature of what is a great read.
5 Stars – Thoroughly enjoyable and great escapism!
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