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The Chronicles of Riddick: Ghosts of Furya
on 5 June 2014
I am reviewing the science fiction novel Ghosts Of Furya by S M Fields which is a very good story which I downloaded from kindle. This e-book is free on kindle at the moment so I think is an essential purchase. It is part of the same series as the films Pitch Black & Chronicles Of Riddick and details the circumstances behind how Riddick went to be sent to the prison colony. Many people have said Vin Diesel who played the part in the films was perfectly cast. The plot in the book is Riddick whose name is later changed to Richard B Riddick is a native on the world of Furya who saves a marine unit from being savaged by a vicious creature about 4 times the size of an elephant and in a world that resembles the Amazonian Rainforests. He then is offered the chance to join them and later kills a fellow marine in self defence. He is accused of raping a minor and murder and of course they make the latter charge stick. The book is only around 90 pages so is quite short but is an interesting story. The author has said she isn't interested in making this a series because much of the rest of the story is told really well in the films. It is currently number 1 on the Amazon Science Fiction Free Book Chart. It's a shame they don't do a series of novels on this series like they have with Star Wars & Star Trek for example but they probably have less to work with. Apparently the author loves online RPG games and played World Of Warcraft for 8 years.