Jona Ranola Ranola itibaren El Nancito, Panama
I read this every year and this is my favorite collection so far
Nice. The first in a series, but neatly tied up at the end, so it can stand alone. Classic plot with an interesting take on history, religion, and modern society... gee, if I wanted to believe it was all true, I could... there are no obvious contradictions between the fiction and perceived reality. Which makes it a very nice read, and I look forward to picking up the sequel when it comes out, which should be real soon now. Oh, yes, the plot: Maya should be a Harlequin. Harlequins protect Travellers from the bad guys; in this case the secret cabal of the rich and powerful who make the world work the way they want. Travellers disrupt the carefully plans of the bad guys ("Tabula" to our heroes, "Brethren" is what they call themselves). We're down to a small handful of Harlequins in the world, and no known Travellers when we start (aka "the end of hope for humanity"), and Maya changes things by the time we finish. Essay question for you: are you a citizen or a drone?
might be the best naval story ever. If you liked "The Cain Mutiny" or "The Sand Peabbles" or "Run Silent Run Deep" you'll love this one.