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.
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.
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!
"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!"