by Dean F. Wilson
My rating: 5 stars
Series: The Great Iron War - Book 2
Publication Date: March 31, 2015
Publisher: Dioscuri Press
Genre: Steampunk Fantasy & Adventure | Dystopian
Print Length: 216 pages
Available from: Amazon
The Regime is on the
hunt, forcing the Resistance to take refuge aboard the Lifemaker, an
advanced submarine that houses a special cargo: a handful of women who
are can give birth to human children.
To evade the Regime's own
submersibles, all parties must work together, but tensions are high, and
not everyone on board is looking out for the greater good.
As they descend into the deeps, they quickly learn that not all monsters work for the Regime.
Lifemaker by Dean F. Wilson
Grab your lifejackets, place your eReader in waterproof bag and prepare to leave the shore behind, as Dean F. Wilson takes us on a journey to the bottom of the sea in Lifemaker.
Unable to hide from the vile clutches of the Regime anywhere on land, the Resistance takes to the very depths of the sea in an ultra-advanced submarine. In an effort to save their precious cargo and the very heart of the Resistance, Lifemaker is a miracle of engineering in a world where steam, metal and a brutal regime of demonic beings have made life a bleak existence. Only a very few human women can give birth anymore and it is for their sake that Lifemaker will dive and dive and hide from the enemy, for as long as it takes. A behemoth of a vessel, people true to the cause will risk their lives, but is everyone an ally or has someone become a spy and a traitor for the Regime? The chase is on, but the deeper they go, the stranger the sea life becomes, until staying below becomes as dangerous as being on land. The vessel has been sabotaged, there isn’t a butler, so it wasn’t him, is it the claustrophobic chef or someone no one would expect?
Welcome to the underwater world of Dean F. Wilson, as his Resistance fighters are on a mission of life. Lifemaker is an action filled adventure filled with deceit, mistrust and unlikely heroes, each with their own agenda, as they band together in the ultimate battle for survival, miles below the surface of a sea just waiting to claim the remains of all who dare trespass. From the feisty and prickly Taberah, who holds heartbreaking secrets deep within, to the general, whose lost companion made building the Lifemaker possible, everyone has a reason for being there. Jacob is back, a changed man, yet still not part of the “inner circle” of trust, but proved to one young boy that the child was good, was loved and not a monster. (Definitely heartwarming moments throughout this tale.)
In a world filled with Steampunk, adventure, and hair-raising moments, Dean F. Wilson’s Lifemaker and the entire IRON WARS series is a must read. Think you can handle life in a submersible, with all that water crushing in around you? There’s one way to find out! Start with babysteps, read Hopebreaker, then get your feet wet with Lifemaker! Rumor has it Dean F. Wilson will be taking us into the sky in the next addition to this series!
I received an ARC edition from Dean F.Wilson in exchange for my honest review.