Jabberweil Hunt by Ian Shaw

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Jabberweil Hunt by Ian Shaw

Review Posted by Noeleen 01FEB13

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Price: Reasonable

Recommend to others: Yes

4 Stars

Written in conceivably credible form, we are introduced into a science fiction era in the frame of time spanning 2320 to 2390.  From a personal perspective, this is about three lifetimes hence and were the graphic, dark, gripping descriptions of this fantastical world ever to break true, my son’s children’s children would be the inhabitors of its realm.

In Jabberweil Hunt, author Ian Shaw delivers an action tale so believable in imagery at times, the reader cannot help but wonder from what fantastical mind this intergalactic world has been brought.  Knowing Ian as a blogger of everyday life, I was enormously impressed by his capability as an author.

“As was common at all Coriolis stations, there was a peculiarity of gait that the seasoned traveler soon adopted due to the slight lateral drift that occurred thanks to the station’s gravity-generating rotation.”

Kudos!

This futuristic tale holds intergalactic “Superman” John Thorn as its central character.  John is an Elite (but worlds-weary) combat trader.  He functions on the brink of insanity as he has seen surely too much.  That John teeters on such edge; that alone is enough reason to keep reading with interest…

We learn at the outset that from 2320, a war jerked off between the DSU (Democratic Stellar Union) and LAW (League of Aligned Worlds), slipping into stalemate for long periods of time, before treaties were signed in the 2390s.  By then, however, LAW had taken a hold on much of this new world.

Edge-of-insanity-John seeks vengeance for the murders-by-poison of his wife, daughter and the inhabitants of Kemp.  If you thought justice can be a b*tch to exact on planet Earth, try John’s realm.  Sure there exists The Black Judges, who were “formed as a kind of interstellar Texas Rangers”, but “Laws, such as they are, are limited to no further than the edge of the star systems they protect.  Beyond this limit, there is but one law”.

Script such as this throughout the novel had me thinking, musing, contemplating the beyond of star systems, and of our planet.  Such narrative gems are plotted at regular turns of the tale and leave hints of intrigue drifting through your mind.

Well worth two wee dollars and 99 cents, Jabberweil Hunt is a richly descriptive and imaginative scribe on a fictitious world.  Author Ian Shaw spares no details in enabling the reader to picture just how real this surreal landscape is.

While “Leaving whatever passengers and crew (they carry) to the icy vacuum of deep space”, Ian Shaw gives sure passage to his readers to the nether regions of his imagination.  There, he deposits them in a galaxy full of action which flies across the pages so rapidly, vividly that you almost have a sense of having time-travelled when you finally look up after reading the closing words.

A mind-blowing read.

 

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Review Posted by R.A. 05JAN13

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5 Stars

Author Ian M. Shaw guides us into a clever tale of meted intergalactic justice in the first book of this futuristic science fiction saga. John Thorn proves to be a capable and formidable opponent as he dedicates and disguises both battle cruiser space ship and his bounty-hunter mission as an intergalactic trader. John travels across time and space, through entire galaxies -in pursuit of the intergalactic criminals responsible for the criminal deaths of his family. Revenge takes time…

 

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Review Posted by Laurie 02JAN13

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5 Stars

Amazing! I was so enthralled in reading I lost track of time. It’s something you just can’t put down!

 

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