Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Review of THE LANCASTER RULE by T. K. Topin

By T. K. Topin
Champagne Books
Available now
ISBN 978-1-926681-34-4

THE LANCASTER RULE opens in the viewpoint of heroine Josie Bettencourt in the year 2333, after Josie has been “resurrected” from the pod-like sarcophagus in which her father secured her in the year 2006. As readers might imagine, the world has changed tremendously in over three hundred years—yet much remains the same. Struggles for power, greed, jealousy, and crime still exist. Not long after Josie is restored to life, terror strikes her world. In a dizzying series of events that take her around the world, Josie loses sense of who is right and who is wrong. People die in front of her eyes, yet she doesn’t know who she can trust. Is Lorcan Wellesley a vicious terrorist or the love of her life? Is John Lancaster an evil tyrant or is he in love with her? Striving to determine right from wrong, friend from foe, Josie leads an amazing journey.

T. K. Topin was born and raised in Barbados. For the last twenty-odd years she has worked as a free-lance graphics artist. Writing has always appealed to her and is something she would like to pursue full-time. In THE LANCASTER RULE, T. K. spins a suspenseful futuristic adventure. The only things I disliked about it were that it is mostly related in narrative and includes a few abrupt POV changes. More dialogue would pull the reader further into the story. However, I must say that I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The beautiful cover was designed by Amanda Kelsey. THE LANCASTER RULE is the first in a trilogy. I will be eager to read the next two books.

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TK Toppin said...

Thanks Caroline for the great review! I know, my POVs need some work. I'm hoping to get that sorted out in the second one, which, I'm hacking through again before submitting. I really appreciate your review. Thanks again and here's to tomorrow.

Victoria Roder said...

Congratulations on the great review T.K.! Lancaster Rule sounds like a page turner.

Unknown said...

I love the cover for your book. And the idea of waking 300 yrs in the future, way too cool.
COngrats on your release.

TK Toppin said...

Thanks everyone for stopping by. Much appreciated!!

Linda Kage said...

Congrats on the book release, T.K. Great review!