Sunday, August 16, 2009

Burning Skies by David J. Williams

The dark future of The Burning Skies, in 22nd century is a reality to United States counterintelligence agent Claire Haskell. Having been altered by the leader of an advanced organization called Autumn Rain, doesn't make her life any easier. Haskell is wanted by the Rain whose intentions are not only to control all the world, but to rule humanity itself. If these fiends are to be stopped, Haskell must fight back with her advanced technological abilities to control the zone, which is a variation of the Internet. Will Haskell be able to succeed when the enemy might be a few steps in head of her and her companions... or is there a greater scheme to be played?

The Burning Skies by David J. Williams was a decent book. The characters had personality, the plot had twists, and the action of the book was never ending. But out of all those things, the book didn't really excite me. There were various vantage points all through out the book that really threw the reader off if they didn't know what each symbol at the beginning of the next perspective ment. There were six symbols all in total. Also, the book didn't set a nice pace, it was pure action and violence for the first three quarters of the book, which moved at a snails pace, then the ending propelled to the conclusion. Although the ending was quite unexpected, you could guess some of the plot. Science fiction is a wonderful genre to write with, you never now what the future holds, but even though The Burning Skies didn't have a good plot, the setting in which it takes place looks like a very accurate guess to a possible future. Williams created a piece that many Star Trek and Matrix fans will love. Sci Fi is wonderful and David J. Williams gave us a taste of this world with The Burning Skies.

The Burning Skies has adult content in which young readers might find unpleasant. Parents/teachers probably should read the book first before letting their kid/student read this book.

Reviewer Age:14

Reviewer City, State and Country: Paynesville, MN United States of America

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