Arcadia’s Children: Samantha’s Revenge – A quick precis
of the first book in the Arcadia Children Series,
Arcadia’s Children: Samantha’s Revenge revolves around two enemy groups:-
1) The Great Ones – An alien species that lives in the Fyfield Valley
2) The Minton Mining company which is mining Arden, Arcadia’s main moon
Samantha is the deputy security director of the Minton Mining company. (She is also a deranged humanoid.) She is a truncated pyramid in shape two metres tall with a view panel for a face.)
After sending her mercenary troops into the Fyfield Valley, they are totally routed by the Great One’s animal army.
The only survivor of the ill-fated invasion is Claire Hyndman and she is only clinging onto life because Samantha has put her in a suspension unit. Before going in with the mercenary forces, Claire Hyndman was an archaeologist. She had worked with a team of people trying to discover what had happened to the survivors of a wrecked First Empire starship.
When Samantha captures Zia Warmers (a terrorist), she discovers that Warmers is a shape changer. When Claire Hyndman dies, Samantha brainwashes Zia Warmers and forces her to become Claire Hyndman. She also puts implants into Claire’s skull to make sure she obeys orders.
She then pairs the new Claire Hyndman up with Mick Tarmy (also brainwashed and implanted) and sends them to Arcadia to continue her war against the great ones.
Review by Dave Jay – Arcadia’s Children: Samantha’s Revenge
5.0 out of 5 stars
A new Sci fi author to keep your eye on….
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 7 October 2020
“Arcadia’s Children : Samantha’s Revenge – a cracking new sci-fi universe from a great story teller…………
Who is Samantha you may ask? ,Well , she’s a robot , and if your unfortunate enough to live on Arden a moon orbiting the planet Arcadia , then she is your boss , and if she isn’t your boss , then she’s the boss of your boss.
Oh , and she’s also a complete power hungry , highly dangerous control freak with a genius level intellect. So for Mick Tarmy , who through an unfortunate chain of events ends up forced to work for her , his life is going to go from bad to worse real fast.
And when I say worse , I mean being brainwashed , given the identity of a known terrorist and being shipped off to Arcadia in order to infiltrate a secret underground movement controlled by……
Nope , to give any more away wouldn’t be fair , suffice to say Arcadia is a fantastic and highly dangerous new world , where having your face ripped off by a giant millipede is considered a good way to go.
To say anymore , when I’ve already given more than I should away would be a crime. So I’ll end by saying , if you are looking for a new sci-fi series in a fantastic universe with so much potential for more and more terrific stories then it’s my pleasure to recommend Arcadia’s Children : Samantha’s Revenge.”
Sherin Review Amazing five stars
Arcadia’s Children: Samantha’s Revenge – Reviews
I was in the mood for a different sci-fic this weekend so picked up this book by Andrew R Williams after a friend recommended it to me. This is my first book by this author and I really liked the style.
Arcadia’s Children: Samantha’s revenge’s blurb had me intrigued. The story and writing kept me hooked from the word go!
It was an exciting, interesting and otherworldly tale. If you are looking for a few hours of binge reading, this book is just right for you. Interesting storyline, advanced droids, secret ops and characters we have only probably imagined and whatnot. I particularly loved Tarmy