SFcrowsnest Reviews The Shadow of War!
“Any good heist consists of three components: a team, a plan and something worth stealing. ‘The Shadow Of War’, the fifth novel in Timothy S. Johnston’s ‘Rise Of Oceania’ series, has all three.”
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I’m thrilled to present his blurb, below. I’m unsure what makes me happier: the fact that he liked the book, or the fact that he read my words.
… And it’s another superb review. I couldn’t be happier with how this thriller turned out. Thanks to Mr. Libling for the review … coming from the author of Hollywood North: A Novel in Six Reels … it has left me gobsmacked.
… and it’s great!
I’m thrilled with the Five Star Review. The last three sentences in particular …
In short, it’s an excellent review!
When I was a teenager, I read a lot of 1950s Science Fiction. It was the tail end of the “Golden Age of Science Fiction.” Asimov, Pohl, Heinlein, del Rey and more. I fell in love with the genre because of those books. They sparked my imagination and took me to fascinating locations in futuristic settings. The stakes were always huge. It’s those books that really taught me how important YA Science Fiction is. Readers get hooked on the genre early; it’s what happened to me.
It’s a strong writeup and the reviewer, Kelly Jensen, recognizes the contradiction in the book’s title. As the first line of the review states, it’s the darkest chapter yet. I’m very proud of this novel. At my recent book signing, I described it as a “gripping prison break … and the prison is underwater.” That phrase seemed to resonate with readers.
Hollywood North is a breathtaking journey through Trenton, Ontario of the 1960s. The gripping story includes a wonderful mix of characters, murder, serial killers, childhood love, the supernatural, and a mystery that leaves you dying to uncover its secrets. But don’t fret, because Libling unveils all in a breathtaking finale that left my jaw on the floor. I implore you not to ignore the following advice: Stop reading and go buy this book now.