"Strong science fiction"
The Ghengis Khan pirates attack the merchant space ship
Mukudori murdering the adults and enslaving the children.
During the fracas, eight-year-old Joslyn Musey kills one of
the assailants. Impressed by the courage of the obviously
frightened youngster, the pirate leader Falcone decides to
keep Jos as his personal toy while selling the remaining
captives. Falcone begins training Jos on how he expects
the lad to behave.
When the Ghengis Khan ship lands on a space station,
Falcone takes Jos with him. However, the Striviire-na,
known by mankind as the deadly Strit, attacks the station.
Jos escapes from Falcone only to be taken prisoner by the
Strit. He is taken to their home world, Aaian-na. They
begin to brainwash him so that as an adult he will loathe
his own kind and become a future pawn when the Strit invade
their mortal enemy, humans.
WARCHILD is a strong science fiction tale that easily
explains why Karin Lowachee won the Warner Aspect First
Novel contest. The thrilling story line cleverly balances
plenty of action with full character development. The
depth of the tale enables the audience to live Jos' plight
and believe that the Strit exist. The story line is used to
tell the adventures of the star while furthering the
understanding of the key cast especially Jos. Fans of
alien space wars will fully relish Ms. Lowachee's debut
Harriet Klausner - Copyright © 2002
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted March 7, 2002