About the author: Stephen Zimmer is an award-winning author and filmmaker based out of Lexington Kentucky. His works include the Rayden Valkyrie novels and novellas(Sword and Sorcery), the Rising Dawn Saga (Cross Genre), the Fires in Eden Series (Epic Fantasy), the Hellscapes short story collections (Horror), the Chronicles of Ave short story collections (Fantasy), the Harvey and Solomon Tales (Steampunk), the Ragnar Stormbringer Tales (Sword and Sorcery), and the forthcoming Faraway Saga (YA Dystopian/Cross-Genre).
Stephen’s visual work includes the feature film Shadows Light, shorts films such as The Sirens and Swordbearer, and the forthcoming Rayden Valkyrie: Saga of a Lionheart TV Pilot.
Stephen is a proud Kentucky Colonel who also enjoys the realms of music, martial arts, good bourbons, and spending time with family.
Book Synopsis for Dream of the Navigator:
"1984 and Brave New World meets Narnia"
Cities have been replaced by technates. It is a world of soaring apartments, hundreds of stories high, where technology measures, monitors and rations to meet the needs of the greater populace. It is a world of drones, in the air and on the ground, and advanced robotic beings who carry out much of the harder labor, security, and even pleasure assignments.
Those discontent, or who resist, are taken to Rehabilitation Centers, established after the embrace of the Greater Good Doctrine.
For most, virtual realms, substances, and entertainment provide escapes, but for Haven, Cayden, Jaelynn, and Salvador, growing up in Technate 6 is a restless existence.
A hunger for something more gnaws inside each of them. Discoveries await that open the gates to transcend time and space, and even new planes of existence. Nothing in their universe, or others, is impossible to explore.
What was once reality, now seems like an illusion in a deepening experience.
Begin the journey to Faraway, in Dream of the Navigator, the first book of the Faraway Saga!
I love dystopian fiction and jumped at the chance to review this one. I will start by saying that once again Seventh Star Press has created a beautiful cover. There has been several covers produced by this publisher that I would gladly have on my walls and this is one of them. But there is much more going on then the cover could ever convey. Zimmer is one of those authors that takes time and puts so much in to character and world building. While this was gripping and you can feel yourself being sucked into this world, but this is a world I would not want to live in. While I am a huge supporter of technology it has always been a fear of mine that tech could go to far and this is what we have here. Tech monitors everything and makes sure the masses are in line and one toe out and you are sent to be reconditioned to get them back in line. The four main characters introduce us to this world and take us along for a interesting journey. I like when chapters are told from different views points like he has done in this one. I look forward to the next book in the series. If you liked We, Brave New World, or 1984 pick this one up. I recommend this for anyone who like dystopian and this can really be read by all ages.
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