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5.0 out of 5 stars Won Race: [David Laborde], 17 Feb 2014
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Full on epic battles with races bent on each others destruction. David pulls some very original ideas akin to Indiana Jones and Stargate as alien races seek to eradicate the impure from the galaxy, drifting into Earth's path through lost technology. The only way to stop this war may lie in the ancient relics hidden away for millenia in the deep, dark reaches of the world.

Will the Earth be annhilated in the process? Well, maybe. Just maybe.

Dark and addictive, Won Race draws upon religious symbolism to give sway to interesting ideas of existance. His finesse for descriptive narration is staggering as a myriad of protagonists and antagonists jostle for position amidst the carnage.

The story is enthralling, with believable characters steeped in a variety of symbolism and metaphor. I'd recommend Won Race to anyone who likes cut-and-thrust action with a splash of gore.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Galactic Stars!!!, 17 Feb 2014
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The epic grandeur of Dune, the sinister robotic savagery of Terminator and the warring worlds and space battles reminiscent of Star Trek combine to make D F Laborde's Won Race a very engaging and entertaining read. If you are a fan of any of the classics just described, you will thoroughly enjoy this sci-fi novel. A well-thought out and well-crafted story, with thought provoking depths, it will have you turning pages and looking forward to the sequel (hopefully out soon), this piece of work gets a deserved 5 galactic stars! Highly recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent science fiction writing, 25 Jan 2014
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"Won Race" by D.F. Laborde is a great piece of science fiction writing that really took me by surprise with its forceful action, excellent suspense and interesting characters.
The author instantly draws you in with a heavy and ominous prologue about the rise and falls of eras and civilizations of the world that gripped my attention and rose my curiosity. It felt more mythological than scifi/ fantasy territory.
What followed however is the bitter war of two worlds, two races if you will which are both highly imaginative creations and could easily have been the subject of a book each. Said fighting parties end up in the well thought out setting of life on a futuristic Earth.
The Puratist World, where there are no different races, the swarm with its Queen and the great lead characters on Earth make for an excellent science fiction read, one that is innovative, inspired and a fascinating world to dive into.
The plot and the action are superb. The futuristic war fare, the fighter scenes and military jargon are incredibly convincing and detailed and make you feel as if you were part of their army.
A change of perspective in the narrative allows the conflict to be experienced from several sides.
Like many science fiction stories this book is full of subtle philosophy as it shows us the purpose and ideals of different races. A lot can probably be read as symbolic and metaphoric for present human kind, which makes this enjoyable on more than one level.
This is the first in a series and leaves us with a glimpse of what will be the plot of book 2.
Well written, fast paced and with excellent suspense this is a very impressive work of art.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great!, 15 Nov 2013
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"Won Race is a spectacle of suspense and thrilling Sci-fi action. The writing and imagination flows off of the page and into the mind of the reader. It was an effortless book to read - and a pleasure. A fine novel indeed!"
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5.0 out of 5 stars Earth is threatened!, 8 Oct 2013
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This is an epic sci-fi adventure written by a true storyteller with a command of the world he has created. There is a great description and Kirkus review on the amazon listing page for this book. I completely agree with the folks from Kirkus when they called Won Race big and brash. There is so much going on in this book and Laborde keeps peeling back the layers like a galactic onion. He has a way of writing characters that we can easily picture and understand - we get their motivations. Good vs evil certainly charts the course for the storyline, but the quest for discovery wraps it all up in a dramatic sense of urgency that keeps the pages turning. This book is an exciting ride and I can't wait to read more form this author. Recommended - five (shooting) stars!
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