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eira Michelle Telford was born and raised in the . She spent the early part of her childhood in Worcestershire, before the family moved to UK where she lived for most of her teenage years. In 2006, she moved to Wales . She currently resides in beautiful Canada , where she lives with her husband and 9 guinea pigs. British Columbia
Title: SILVER: Acheron (A
) River of Pain
Series: The SILVER Series #1
Author: Keira Michelle
Genre: Dystopian SF
Publisher: Venatic Press (author's imprint)
Format: Ebook and Paperback
Length: 40,000 words
Purchase: Amazon |
BOOK ONE in THE SILVER SERIES
Dishonorably discharged from the Hunter Division and banished for crimes she did not commit, Silver struggles to come to terms with her new prison-like surroundings: a segregated area of the city called the Fringe District, populated by murderers, thieves and rapists.
Starving, and desperate for money, she reluctantly accepts the Police Division's invitation to enroll in a covert Bounty Hunter program: an initiative devised to infiltrate the criminal underworld of the Fringers, and to force the very worst warrant dodging law-breakers to meet their fate--death.
Unfortunately, Silver doesn't realize that the Police Division is about to up the ante. They need more than little snippets of information and arrests--they need someone to pull the trigger. They need an executioner.
SILVER: Acheron is the first book (a 40,000 word novella) in a 10-book series featuring the character of Ella 'Silver' Cross. Set more than 300yrs in the future, the Silver Series takes place in a post-apocalyptic, dystopian world where humans are a species on the brink of extinction. No longer at the top of the food chain, humans are preyed upon by the Chimera--genetic mutants that outnumber humankind 25:1.
***Content advisory: Contains graphic language and violence.***
Silver is an extremely complicated character. A few times I got a glimpse of the person she once was but, now, banished, ripped from her lover’s arms, and all-but broken mentally from the travails she has endured, Silver has hardened her heart and carries around a huge chip on her shoulder. I tried to be sympathetic to her plight and to her situation but, honestly, she makes it incredibly difficult. However, the few times she lowered her guard a little bit, especially with the mysterious Alice, I know there is a likable person barricaded behind all the steel and contrariness. Silver exists. She does what has to be done to fend for herself and for Alice, but, oh! the toll it takes!
I was fascinated by Silver’s world. The author paints vivid pictures with her words. A few times the images shown are just disgusting and gross. I personally would have preferred a bit less description in a couple of scenes. However, the ugliness exists and Ms. Telford shows us the underbelly of a society barely hanging on. This is the opening episode of a planned multi-book saga. This is a dark, grim world that I am anxious to explore further.
This book was provided to me by the author in exchange for my honest review.
Reviewed by Laurie-J
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