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“Sleepless Flame” by Odin V. Oxthorn - IHIBRP 5-Star Book Review

A High-Energy Sci-Fi Cyberpunk Adventure!

After thirty years living in exile from her homeworld, Nara is growing weary of the monotony of her mercenary lifestyle when a privileged but naive young Upworld computer-hacker, and heir to the powerful Galavantier Corporation named Garrett literally falls into her life during a job gone bad. Nara must now decide whether to cut loose and return to the safety of her hermetic lifestyle, or help Garrett break the chains of noble obligations and hopefully survive the aftermath.

Odin V. Oxthorn’s “Sleepless Flame” is a fast-paced and engaging read, encompassing a futuristic world filled with diverse characters and circumstances, and a plotline based on technological corporations controlling the world. The clash between two isolated societies—one of privilege and one of strife—occupying the same world and interacting with few commonalities and little codependency, is a theme that is portrayed often in Sci-Fi plotline, but it is the dynamic personalities and the tug-of-war relationship between Oxthorne’s two main characters, Garrett and Nara, that drives this story forward. Danger is a constant variable, and unpredictable circumstances and technology heighten the risk factor for Oxthorne’s two main protagonists despite their dogged determination to overcome all odds and reach their separate goals while trying hard to keep their independent lives intact. The result is a tense and edgy tale that quite simply begs to be devoured.

“Sleepless Flame” is a pulse-pounding, action-packed, cyberpunk read filled with corporate intrigue, fascinating automated combat technology, and unbelievable computer hacks. Oxthorne injects plenty of macabre humor into this story, even as he maintains the gravity of the overall mission. “Sleepless Flame” does contain adult situations, gender-neutral characters, strong language, and graphic violence, but it is a brilliantly-conceived and well-written novel with a strong female lead that Sci-Fi/Action, techno-geeks, high-powered gamers, and Cyberpunk fans over the age of 17 will greatly enjoy.

Congratulations to the author on this award-winning story! This novel will be permanently featured on my website at under IHIBRP 5 Star Recommended Reads!

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