Sunday, December 6, 2015

The Wonk Decelerator (The Guild Saga #1) by John Joseph Doody

Science Fiction Novella

From Goodreads:

For Earthers dwelling in Guild space, it is a one-hundred year journey back to Earth. An unimaginable voyage, until now.

When Guild commander and crack pilot, Thad Cochran boards the shuttle destined for the casinos of Timmerus, finding a way back to Earth is not on his radar. He wants the five-percent finder's fee the Guild is offering for a black box held by the lizard-like Yazz. Thad has a dream: With the loot he will get for stealing the Wonk Decelerator, he can buy a ranch on Beta Prime.

But things begin to fall apart for him in the dark caverns of Timmerus, and Thad must reconsider his priorities in life. Has he discovered a cause greater than his dream? Are there actually more important things to life than money and his dream? What about the woman who is waiting for him? What about freedom in the galaxy? And what about his discovery, fashioned by the gnarled hands of a brilliant, old Yazz, that could change everything?

Thad Cochran has a choice to make. He can fulfill his quest, escape with his life and be rich. Or he can fly with the Wonks ... one more time.

I don’t know if this is meant to be a prequel (it was not)  to a new series or if all are as short as The Wonk Decelerator.  I will say that it is a very interesting story and concept.  After looking up the author it is not a prequel as there is one and it is part of a series.

The world building was a little light but covered the basics.  The back-story was very thin.  The characters are interesting and the plot simple.

It is an action filled story and held my attention the whole time.  It did just end with a lot left to take care of.  It can be read in one setting and that is what I did.  It was first published in 2013 and just showed up on Netgalley.  As it has been out 2 years I assumed the addition was to get further reviews and get people to purchase the next book in the series.

If so it worked on me.  I purchased the next two books and the prequel.

eTreasure Publishing released The Wonk Decelerator by John Joseph Doody in 2013.


I received an ARC of The Wonk Decelerator from Netgalley in return for an honest review.

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