Ruinland Chronicles Vol. 1
By C.J. Anderson
This is really a short story. In being a short story it relied on a large amount of data dump in the start to set the scene. Then it became a story not unlike Harlon Ellison’s I have no mouth and I must scream. The story is well crafted but may have been better suited to a full length novel and that is the main reason I am giving a three out of five satisfaction units. Yes the author can certainly come back and say you should get the sequels. I would return and say I do not turn to reading as my major form of entertainment to sift through a bunch of serialized short stories. If your story is worthy of novel length then make it a novel.