Title: Amethyst Chronicles: Winter’s Kiss
Author: KG Stutts
Published Date: November 21st 2014
Genre: Sci Fi
***THIS BOOK WAS GIVEN TO ME IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW***
Amethyst is a secret team of genetically enhanced humans which is Earth’s greatest defensive weapon. Leading the team of super soldiers is Ember Wilson, a tough woman with a huge chip on her shoulder. The team gets their name from the after effect of the Genesis Project which turned their eyes and even their blood purple.
For decades, Earth has been ravaged by unpredictable weather which began to cause crops to fail. Most of the planet’s food sources have deteriorated. Dr. Clayton Rudo has proclaimed he has the means to save the soil. He has created a weather machine to regulate and help replenish. But Ember knew the truth. He didn’t want to save the planet. He wanted to control it. Amethyst destroyed the machine, but was placed in stasis. Two years later, Rudo recreated the device and has frozen Washington, DC and the west coast of the United States.
General Tom Blanchard brought Amethyst out of stasis to work with an elite Air Force team, led by Major Liam Ross. Tensions between Ember and Liam rise as they butt heads. Can they work together before Earth is completely under ice?
A new series of sci fi novels (I hope) as it will be a shame if the characters in Amethyst are not used again. The author has this ability to make you consider the central characters in her stories to be personal friends or family: certainly you always want them to succeed in whatever they are doing.
The powers given to the Amethyst team become apparent as they, particularly their leader Ember, use them. Of course, in this type of story the ‘good guys’ always win, but it is how they win, and in this case at what sacrifice that makes such good reading.
This is the third KG Stutts book I have reviewed and I strongly advise any sci fi reader to add her to their list of authors to look for. Her story telling is as good as any of the greats, including Asimov, E.E. Doc Smith or more up to date, Magus Tor and GE Stills. Never heard of the last two? Try ‘Dream Killing’ and ‘From the Distant Past.’
I particularly like the character of Ember and hope to meet her again.
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