Monday, 6 August 2018

Wild Hearts: The Coming Night by Andrew Wichland


The book is written from two, very different, points of view. One is Ian Dragan, the leader of a group of warriors from Centauries IV, who end up on Earth thousands of years into their past. The other is Alec, a high school student who, along with his friends, accidentally gets drawn into the war to save Earth (and possibly the galaxy) from with the evil Wraiths.

Once you get used to the quick changes between narrators, it's an enjoyable and engaging read. The non-stop action keeps you turning the pages to discover what happens next.

Wild Hearts: The Coming Night (Volume 1) ended with many questions unanswered, but is a good introduction to what is presumably a series of books which should appeal to young adults and fans of fast-paced action-adventure.

I'd definitely be interested in following Alec and his friends on their foray into the unknown.


Synopsis:

Ian Dragan can still remember life before the Wraiths came. Now, the spectral aliens have lain waste to the galaxy, consuming every planet in their path. Next in line is Dragan’s homeworld: Centauries IV. The remnants of the intergalactic alliance have placed their hope in the latest brainchild of Shurgal: the Cybersuit, a shifting experimental battlesuit bristling with weaponry. On the front lines of his home, Dragan stands alongside this metal warrior, ready to fight and die. But he did not anticipate Overlord Kizor. A Wraith of terrible power, Kizor turns the Cybersuit upon its allies, and Dragan finds himself leading a handful of survivors off-world, memories of his burning planet fresh in his mind.

Things go from bad to worse when the slip gate—their only avenue of escape—sends his ship hurtling into the distant past. Now, stranded on a familiar planet known as Earth, Dragan and his warriors wait for revenge. After a long wait to the present Ian can’t contact their or their allies last surviving military fleet when Earth is discovered, or the Wraiths will crash down onto Earth like a Tsunami. But when Shurgal crash-lands, bringing more Cybersuits hurtling to the planet’s surface, five Earth teenagers will stumble upon them and find themselves drawn into the conflict: the Wild Hearts.

An exciting science fiction adventure about, survival, friendship and courage.



The Author:

Andrew Wichland is a twenty-eight-year-old living on the spectrum who grew up in rural Sandwich, New Hampshire. His autism made fitting into his community difficult, especially in high school, where he found comfort and support in tales of wizards, dragons, and the depths of space, and other fantasy series.

Wichland's imagination offered a safe place when he needed to escape. He now writes stories to let his dreams soar.


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