Author: Joseph Turkot
Pub. Date: 5 August, 2014
Genre: YA, Post-Apoc, Spec Fic
This review is for the omnibus – parts 1-5, the complete series.
Long after the world-as-we-know-it ended, civilization has pooled into communities held together by dogma of one sort or another. In Acadia, Maze and Wills fall into conflict with the ruling Fathers over the touching of forbidden metal and find themselves on the run toward the tower and the key to a surprising destiny, not just for them, but the entire human race.
Wipe is an enjoyable fast-paced read all the way through, though the end does feel a little rushed. As far as characters go, Maze and Wills are young, human, and interesting. They don’t really surprise, but they are solid enough. The characters that the two encounter as their adventures progress are compelling and as eerily drawn as the world they inhabit. The quest is mysterious and ambitious. The mood and environment of the world that Turkot has constructed is the strength of this book. The writing style is polished, mature, and very professional. I hope to see more of this talented author.
I received a review copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.