Barricade

by Jon Wallace

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Barricade Synopsis

Kenstibec was genetically engineered to build a new world, but the apocalypse forced a career change. These days he drives a taxi instead. A fast-paced, droll and disturbing novel, BARRICADE is a savage road trip across the dystopian landscape of post-apocalypse Britain; narrated by the cold-blooded yet magnetic antihero, Kenstibec. Kenstibec is a member of the 'Ficial' race, a breed of merciless super-humans. Their war on humanity has left Britain a wasteland, where Ficials hide in barricaded cities, besieged by tribes of human survivors. Originally optimised for construction, Kenstibec earns his keep as a taxi driver, running any Ficial who will pay from one surrounded city to another. The trips are always eventful, but this will be his toughest yet. His fare is a narcissistic journalist who's touchy about her luggage. His human guide is constantly plotting to kill him. And that's just the start of his troubles. On his journey he encounters ten-foot killer rats, a mutant king with a TV fixation, a drug-crazed army, and even the creator of the Ficial race. He also finds time to uncover a terrible plot to destroy his species for good - and humanity too.

Barricade Press Reviews

I found Barricade to be a fast-paced action adventure, full of dilemmas that need to be overcome. The book left me with many questions, two of which were: Why is there always fear of the unknown? Does being logical mean you always know best? Fantasy Book Review Jon Wallace keeps the pace up, delivering inense setpieces alongside plenty of twisted humour and bone-crunching violence SFX


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ISBN: 9780575117945
Publication date: 19/06/2014
Publisher: Gollancz an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback

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ISBN: 9780575117945
Publication date: 19th June 2014
Author: Jon Wallace
Publisher: Gollancz an imprint of Orion Publishing Co
Format: Paperback
Genres: eBook Favourites, Science Fiction,
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About Jon Wallace

Jon Wallace is a debut author. He lives in London.

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