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Cadman's Gambit by D.P. Prior is the first book in the Shader series. Taking place about 1000 years in Earth's future only the general landscape of the planet remains unchanged. The story is woven in a complex arc that unwraps itself layer by layer to grant you a fuller understanding of who the characters are and what has happened to the world. Deacon is the hero, a man of the church, who struggles with his own identity. One who believes in peace, but is himself capable of great violence to protect his beliefs. Cadman is a predator who is afraid of being revealed for what he truly is. Hiding behind an illusory mask loathing the idea of what he has become, but unable to let go of his existence. Sektis Gandaw an otherwordly figure ruled by logic and technology. He wants to be able to return to the world and take what he sees as his rightful place at the top of it. Unable to take direct physical action he uses his tools to have his agents seek out something that can change everything. There are many more characters that we are treated to a surprising amount of insight about. This book doesn't just have a few well formed characters and a cast of cardboard cutouts to fill the space and advance the plot. Each person has their own motivations for their actions and the majority of them are easy to understand. This book requires a fair amount of attention to detail to understand all of the different philosophies and political ideologies that the different regions follow. Understanding them is important to really being able to submerge yourself in the complex state of the world. This book is highly recommended for people who enjoy complete characters, complex worlds, and intriguing plot lines. In other words if you like fantasy give the book a shot. Review copy provided by the author.
The author (O'Brien) follows a romantic notion to raise cattle on a 1,00-acre ranch in the Dakota's. After many discouraging seasons working his *ss off without turning a profit, Obrien comes into contact with area ranchers with a novel idea, replacing their cattle with buffalo. Well written, and biologically acurate, O'Brien explains how the removal of buffalo from the Great Plains has deteriorated the ecosystem and why eating buffalo is not only good for the environment but also for the consumer.