At the moment I am off work following a surgical procedure. To fill in time I thought I’d make a news letter. For those who don’t know as well as being a surveyor I’m a part time writer.
So far I have two technical books to my credit and two sci-fi novels.
I also have two works in progress.
For those who are interested, my website is https//:www.arcadiaschildren.com
Twitter @arcadiaschildre and @fantasyauthor1
Precis of Arcadia’s Children: Samantha’s Revenge
After losing her mercenary force in the Fyfield Valley, Samantha is looking for revenge. She wants to make the Great Ones pay for their impudence. Although murderous thoughts aren’t normal in droids, let alone an advanced humanoid like an Ingermann-Verex R9054, Samantha has them. Worse, as she is Deputy Director of Minton Mining Company’s security branch, she is not the type you cross.
However, as the massacre could only have been caused by breaches of security, she is forced to accept the Great Ones have powerful mental abilities which neither humans nor a standard droid could equal. Not wishing to repeat her first mistake by sending in more troops, she has to find another way to hit back, another way to give the Great Ones a bloody nose.
When hapless Henry, one of the spettri imprisoned at Anubis Crater is nearly murdered by the other inmates, he turns, traitor, a Quisling and provides Samantha with enough information to re-evaluate her enemy. Based upon Henry’s insider knowledge, the Deputy Director goes from plotting, to planning her revenge.
During this period she discovers that Zia Warmers (Hal Warmers’ partner) has special abilities. (She can metamorphose.) She then discovers that Detective Corporal Mick Tarmy has special mental abilities. Realising that she could weld them into a team to fight the Great Ones, Samantha makes things happen. Once she’s blackmailed Tarmy and Warmers into co-operation, she provides them with false identities. Tarmy becomes Mick Tarleton, a known terrorist, a bomb maker who has killed hundreds of people over the years. Zia Warmers reincarnates as Claire Hyndman, a deceased Archaeologist.
After teleporting to one of the space stations circling Arcadia, Tarmy is taken to Fort Saunders by shuttle. Although Tarmy has been seconded to MMC’s security branch, he finds it difficult not to think like a police officer and endangers the operation by defending a security guard from a murderous attack. Because he defended the security guard, he is later subjected to a revenge attack but Claire Hyndman drives off his attackers and saves his life.
While Tarmy (Tarleton) is recovering from his injuries, the Great Ones contact him and Samantha insists that he leaves for Cittavecchia which is in the Fyfield Valley. Once there, he is kidnapped by the Great Ones because they wish to acquire his bomb-making skills. Under the threat of death he is forced to convert a miniature pulse drive engine into a powerful bomb.
Luckily for him, Claire Hyndman has a secret that she’s never shared with Samantha. She has a secret protector, TK5 attack droid with invisibility cloaking. Her TK5 is a left over from when she was Hal Warmers’ partner. After capturing an air-car, Claire and her “invisible friend” come to Tarmy’s rescue. As he doesn’t want the miniature pulse drive engine to be used by the Great Ones, he takes it with him as he leaves.
Once Samantha realises that they have the miniature pulse drive engine, she is determined to use it against her enemy. She also decides that Tarmy and Hyndman have served their purpose and deliberately sends them on a suicide mission. Luckily for both Tarmy and Hyndman, the invisible friend intervenes and helps them escape from the clutches of the Great Ones.
Once he has made good his escape, Tarmy realises that as Samantha has broken her word to him, she also intends to go back on her other promises. Knowing his daughter, Amanda and his old police colleagues, Ord Morley, Ben Lieges and Vlad Pen are at risk, Tarmy sends Hyndman’s “invisible friend” back to Arden to warn them.
Arcadia’s Children: Samantha’s Revenge
Akshat Gupta‘s review
Feb 05, 2019
it was amazing
Actually I started reading the 2nd book first but then decided to read the first book since story was so intriguing, I am happy that I made that decision. This sci-fi fantasy book is awesome with loads of plot twist and great writing style. This book is perfect for an overnight binge, since once you start you can only put it down when you finish it. Characters of this book become so endearing, especially Tarmy, you just want to know them more and more. Many times it forces your imagination to run wild and you keep imagining.
Arcadia’s Children 2: The Fyfield Plantation
By Andrew R. Williams
This book is a sequel to Arcadia’s Children: Samantha’s revenge published this past year. This book is a wonderful sequel to the first book in the series. And Tarmy and Samantha return too!
This is a great story. Once, Mick Tarmy finds himself in a situation that takes his breath away. It isn’t his fault that he finds himself in this situation. But it is what it is and now he has to deal with it or he will be in even more danger.
He is still carrying the burdens of a deceased criminal and outlaw. He is hated and loved by people around him. This is a combination that makes his life really hard to get his mind around. And it is dangerous at every turn both to him and his loved ones.
Arcadia’s Children 2: The Fyfield Plantation
Arcadia’s Children 2: The Fyfield Plantation – by Andrew R. Williams
Corporal Mick Tarmy, who uses the assumed the identity of the criminal Michael Tarleton, is in a dangerous situation on the planet Arcadia, threatened by Irrelevant, a spettro or mutant humanoid, who is trying to escape the Great Ones who he has betrayed. Mick wants the return of his daughter from Samantha, another type of humanoid, but is fighting an uphill battle, one of many he must face throughout the story. He has friends and enemies, but it is often hard to determine who are which. One friend is the invisible droid Alex, tied to Mick’s friend Claire Hyndman, but wants to help Mick.
Alton Mygael is the director of the Minton Mining Company who believes Samantha is trying to take over his position. He must act before she does, or he will face very serious consequences. The company owns most of Arcadia’s moon Arden.
Allus Wren is a senior leader of the Black-Clads, enforcers of Samantha’s orders. He has some hard decisions to make, too.
These are just a few of the characters in the Arcadia saga about a far-away planet. They begin at cross purposes but their intertwining problems lead to different motives. Other characters are often driven by the very worst of human desires and emotions, making it difficult to trust anyone. Tarmy’s, Mygael’s, and Wren’s viewpoints drive most of the story in this world, although there are other viewpoints. The actions between humans, humanoids, and droids create the story’s overall adventure with some mysteries attached. Some creatures such as the Arcadian wolves, millipedes, and plesiosaurs are very scary adding a touch of horror. The story shows that humans don’t change much in the far future, even when morphing into new lifeforms, and it explains the very difficult process of developing civilization on another planet. Reader’s who have not read Acadia’s Children: Samantha’s Revenge will find learning all the nuances of this world and its characters difficult at first, but once familiar with names and terminology it eventually becomes easier. It is well worth reading.
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