Shiloh Reed carries the burden of mankind on her shoulders – literally. Having inherited her father’s notorious legacy in this dystopian world, Shiloh realises that she holds the only blueprints in existence that could potentially save the planet from the brink of extinction. Seasons no longer exist on this planet – each day is hot and dry and food is scarce. Water is rareShiloh Reed carries the burden of mankind on her shoulders – literally. Having inherited her father’s notorious legacy in this dystopian world, Shiloh realises that she holds the only blueprints in existence that could potentially save the planet from the brink of extinction. Seasons no longer exist on this planet – each day is hot and dry and food is scarce. Water is rarer than gold. Survival, here at the southern tip of Africa, is a day-to-day battle. Shiloh is a loner and has learned to depend on herself. But with the responsibility of rebuilding the Season Generator and saving the planet fixed squarely on her shoulders, she will have to learn to trust others if she wants to accomplish this mission. Should she trust her instincts? And does she have the courage to fulfil this massive undertaking?Continue with Shiloh on her journey in this second instalment....
|Title||:||The Icarus Curse: Part II|
|Number of Pages||:||561 Pages|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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The Icarus Curse: Part II Reviews
After reading the first installment in storm, I really looked forward to reading this, but after reading I was a bit underwhelmed. I don't know if it is just because I wanted to finish the story the first time around and have been waiting for a while that I hyped it up a bit too much. ********Spoilers**********But I also have some technical issues with this installment. First off, Shiloh couldn't really have done an engineering trade subject at school as engineering is a vocation with various requirements to start doing the engineering. She maybe could have done some technical trade subjects specific to engineering, but that also wouldn't have helped her with anything except reading the measurements of the machines she was building.Now you have 2 people from the air force, some general handy man and his wife and an engineer trying to build the weather machine. Doesn't sound to plausible to me, unless they foraged most of the stuff from the original machine in the area around the explosion (I know science fiction, but you either have to make it realistic enough or out there crazy and inconceivable and I feel this story is the former). All of the stuff mentioned is about the steel construction which is probably the least important. I hoped at least for an explanation for the mechanism for controlling the weather. Didn't need to be detailed, like a crystal that responds to external electrical stimuli creating low or high pressure zones which would affect the weather is a specific way and a computer that controls these zones so that you only have to input desired results. And maybe a climatologist in the team would have been good.The timeline of a week also doesn't make sense to me, to get I assume really far with the machine, for people to actually get upset with it. People working on longer timelines don't really get that upset with a week delay. Medupi/Kusile is going to take more than 10 years to complete (which is actually quite quick considering Medupi is the largest of its kind in the world) and there are 1000s working on it and it would not be as grant as this machine will be.Then Draven changing the blue prints slightly, doesn't make sense that those changes weren't picked up if he really was a doctor (hopefully not, and he is some kind of mechanical engineer), even if they didn't know what was going on.Even then, just changing the length of the structure isn't going to change the working of the machine. Or maybe it does, resonant frequencies etc.Apart from my pet peeves, I enjoyed the book. Don't think Draven is who he portrays himself to be. The story doesn't end though, so there will be another installment, I think probably 2 as there was things happening with other important background characters.Sorry for the long review