Sometimes even though you look at a book that is a bit out of the usual way of things and think ‘I might like that’, but something about the commitment stays your finger from clicking to purchase.
It’s for books like that short reads are the perfect introduction.
Thrill Kings: The Size Of Minneapolis Upright by Rik Ty is a really good introduction to his Thrill Kings Fragmented Sky. It is a short read which places you instantly into the Thrill Kings World, introduces you to Nonstop, an interdimensional rescue worker, who is tasked with making sure all the people in an area of Missouri are safely out of the way so the inter-dimensional invader – ‘the size of Minneapolis upright’ – can be returned to where it came.
In a short, tension-packed read, with superb worldbuilding, Rik Ty takes the reader into his world and makes the visit meaningful. By the end you will know if you want to make that commitment to his series, and my guess is that for most who love well-written sci-fi with tight action and cool concepts, the answer is going to be ‘yes’.
Oh yes – stars… 4.5 rounded up to 5!
Fast read. Fast review.
This book is very well written, and the action is slick, fast and believable. The author is skilled at building his world in such a way that you ‘get’ it even in a short story without the need for info dumps or tedious exposition.
A cool concept, quick read where punchy prose serves to highlight the ideas fuelling the tale.
This is a very good entry into The Thrill Kings series, and it may well draw you further into Nonstop’s world….