One Rising Evil – One Girl – One Destiny
Last year, I threw caution to the wind and began to open up my reading habits. Science Fiction was never a genre that had ‘attracted’ me, but thankfully that was rather quickly rectified. I interviewed Young Adult Science Fiction author, Katy Krump about her debut novel Blue Dust: Forbidden, and when I began reading, i was quickly dragged into a new world of warlords and galactic imagination. I remember saying: “If you are new to the Sci Fi genre, then Blue Dust: Forbidden is exactly the introduction you need and with it’s pacey, well structured story interwoven amongst a backdrop of callous warlords and crime …”
Well, I’ve been keeping a close eye on Katy Krump, following her Facebook, Twitter and website updates, and I’m delighted to reveal the details about the sequel. Blue Dust: Destiny reintroduces us to rather spunky, yet courageous heroine, Qea as she follows up her responsibilities of freeing the ‘Forbidden Children’ in The Octad. Here is the blurb:
Following on from the epic first novel, Blue Dust: Forbidden, Katy Krump’s Blue Dust: Destiny continues the saga of Qea, a fugitive renegade whose mission it is to free the oppressed children of the Qarntaz Octad. This wonderful book explores even more of Qea’s back story and has some startling revelations about her personal life as well as exploring even more of the fantastical Blue Dust Universe.
As Adam and Qea get separated, Qea is forced into befriending some of the fearsome otherworldly tribes that inhabit The Octad. Together with a mysterious hooded boy, they face a new, rising evil, finding themselves imprisoned in the imposing “Citadel”, a place made almost entirely of glass, which brainwashes the captive children to carry out the will of the sinister Primax.
It’s great to see Adam back here. I felt like he was a really strong character in the first novel, a character that managed to bring out the best in Qea, who struggled to balance out her fight for survival, and the new emotions of the heart.
But perhaps, I’m most intrigued about, is the exploration of Qea’s back story. It was the flashback scenes in Blue Dust: Forbidden that really spiced things up and was one of the many highlights. Qea is an extremely complex character, one whose story from birth is original and interesting. She’s not a normal heroine, she has a darker side; a side that was formulated to enhance her chances of survival in a world (or multiple worlds) much different from our own.
Hopefully, I will have a review for you before the novel is released.
I reviewed the debut novel last year; check it out and get up-to-date before the sequel is released later this year. Blue Dust: Forbidden is available in both paperback and eBook from:
Blue Dust: Destiny is available to Pre-order now
About the Author:
Katy was an English and music teacher before almost losing her sense of humour (and mind) and deciding she needed to devote herself to the thing she loved most – writing. She published a number of children’s musicals and then became a full-time television scriptwriter for children, entered a nationwide scriptwriting competition and was selected to be on the writing team of a popular South African soap. She also worked as an advertising copywriter, wrote radio ads and jingles, educational textbooks and readers…anything writing-related to keep the wolf from the door. Basically, she’s constantly writing, books and TV scripts and if not that then plotting, planning and scheming how to take over the world!
Like her creation Qea, the feisty heroine in Blue Dust: Forbidden, Katy understands something about being an alien after she embarked on a new journey, crossing the galaxy to settle on a new planet (England) many moons ago. Some like to call this process ‘immigration’. Katy is now a proud possessor of a maroon Intergalactic Wayfarer Permit and has come to love the aliens she mixes with daily.
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