From Debbie Wiley Book Reviews
Burn Down The Sky
by James Jaros
world as we know it has changed. Water is scarce and sex is even
scarcer. A disease called Wicca has made prepubescent girls on the
brink of womanhood a rare and valued commodity. Unfortunately for
Jessie, her daughter, Ananda, is kidnapped by a group of marauders.
She’s not giving up, however, as she and her daughter, Bliss, are
determined to find Ananda and bring her back home.
James Jaros does a phenomenal job with world building in BURN DOWN THE
SKY. The decimation to the environment provides a dark picture of a
potential future world. There is a political undertone, particularly in
regards to climate change, but James Jaros does such a good job at
incorporating it into the storyline that it enhances rather than
distracts from the tale.
The bleakness of this post apocalyptic world is tempered by the spirit
and will to survive of the various characters. I was a little leery
about how the female characters in particular would be portrayed as the
plotline could easily have descended into gratuitous scenes of violence
against women. Instead, James Jaros creates strong female characters
who fight back against the horrors others try to inflict on them.
BURN DOWN THE SKY is an edgy, dark thriller that keeps the reader
engaged from the very first page. The action is relentless and adds to
the tension. James Jaros is the pseudonym for Mark Nykanen and his
books are only getting better and better. Bravo!
Voyage (May 2011)
by Debbie, Debbie Wiley Book Reviews