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Awesome Lavratt by Ann Wilkes

01/01/2009. Contributed by Geoff Willmetts

Buy Awesome Lavratt in the USA - or Buy Awesome Lavratt in the UK

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pub: Redwood Writers. 94 page enlarged paperback. Price: $12.99 (US).

check out websites: www.redwoodwriters.org, www.unlimitedpublishing.com/wilkes and http://wilkes.zftp.com

'Awesome Lavratt' is a mind-control device acquired by Aranna Navana who sees it as her means to gaining power. To do this, she needs a spaceship, acquired from the junkyard of Horace Whistlestop and takes him along to masquerade as her spouse when they go calling upon the Emperor of Calistania. Horace tries to resist the mind-control and learns from the Empress that the Emperor doesn't have long to live. Horace is driven mad resisting and Aranna is forced to flee, along way discovering just what Lavratt actually is and becomes a pawn in its own desire to regain power.



On some levels, this is a light adventure with enough pun-like names to remind you to pay attention to the page. Its promotion says its in the same vein as 'Hitchhikers Guide To The Galaxy' and I might have read it more dryly than that and expected something with a bit more depth. Saying that, this novelette does show author Ann Wilkes to have some promise and it'll be interesting to see where she goes as she develops her writing skills.


GF Willmetts

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