Pride and Perpetration

January 11, 2018

 

BOOK DESCRIPTION

Doing for Jane Austen what Malaria did for travel in Asia, Pride and Perpetration is a story that includes improbable adventures, a very odd druid, and a dinosaur called Fluff.

In the year 2047, the world is laid waste. It is a frightening, post-apocalyptic land where existence is divided into a series of kingdoms ruled by dark magic. London is mostly in ruins, with a few ragged inhabitants, but no other city survives in this broken landscape.

Commander Fitz Darcy is the leader of a team of elite mercenaries, hired to protect the treasures of a powerful—and somewhat unpleasant—sorcerer. A chance meeting with a dance troupe turns his stable world upside down, especially when he makes the acquaintance of Beth, a charismatic dancer and part-time paleontologist. She quickly dominates all his thoughts.

When Fitz is wrongly accused of stealing a book of powerful magic from the sorcerer’s library, he has to flee the castle, along with Beth. Pursued across the ruins of England through caves and flying towns, Fitz and Beth must find their way to a mysterious White Wizard, who might be their only hope to protect them, and bring about the downfall of dark magic.

 

REVIEW

A very funny and entertaining story!

By Piaras on January 11, 2018 (Emerald Book Reviews)

Author Wayne Tyson weaves a witty post-apocalyptic tale, with intriguing twists and turns that will easily captivate the reader’s attention from the beginning. The author paints a humorous and entertaining fantasy yarn in a very vivid and convincing way. In addition, the characters are drawn with great credibility and conviction. It’s a fast-paced novel that will keep you engaged from the first page to the last.

The author entwines Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice in a post-apocalyptic style adventure. He gets five stars just for coming up with that idea alone. There are also subtle tributes or double entendre throughout the book with references to Star Trek, Star Wars and Harry Potter, to name but a few. It’s difficult to say what Austen’s reaction would be to Tyson’s take on her classic novel; but in my humble opinion, I think she would be wetting herself with laughter. But that’s just me.

The book description gives a sneak preview; ‘In the year 2047, the world is laid waste. It is a frightening, post-apocalyptic land where existence is divided into a series of kingdoms ruled by dark magic. London is mostly in ruins, with a few ragged inhabitants, but no other city survives in this broken landscape.

Commander Fitz Darcy is the leader of a team of elite mercenaries, hired to protect the treasures of a powerful—and somewhat unpleasant—sorcerer. A chance meeting with a dance troupe turns his stable world upside down, especially when he makes the acquaintance of Beth, a charismatic dancer and part-time paleontologist. She quickly dominates all his thoughts.

When Fitz is wrongly accused of stealing a book of powerful magic from the sorcerer’s library, he must flee the castle, along with Beth. Pursued across the ruins of England through caves and flying towns, Fitz and Beth must find their way to a mysterious White Wizard, who might be their only hope to protect them, and bring about the downfall of dark magic.’

Now, if that’s not enough to whet your appetite, I don’t know what will. But if you want to find out what happens, you’ll just have to turn the pages for yourself! However, I will say it was well worth the read. It’s my first time reading this author and I must say I was very impressed.

Captivating and commendable, this work had me immersed from the beginning. The story flowed from scene to scene with ease, and the author shows exceptional ability when it comes to storytelling. There are plenty of hilarious moments in this page turner that will take the reader on a truly side-splitting journey!

It’s one of those books that come along occasionally that makes you want to read it non-stop until you get to the end. I’m giving nothing further away here. And this, I hope, will only add to the mystery and enjoyment for the reader.

If this book is anything to go by, I’ll certainly be looking forward to reading more from Wayne Tyson in the future. I would definitely recommend this book and would love to see it adapted for the Silver Screen. I honestly think this would make a great movie. Five stars from me.

 

 

 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Wayne Tyson lives in Christchurch, New Zealand, with his wife and three cats. He has worked as a ship’s officer, a librarian as well as being rock-climber, cave explorer and outdoor instructor. Wayne currently works at the University of Canterbury where he coordinates a number of research programs in Geospatial Sciences.

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