Pirates - Book 1

Fiction - Science Fiction
354 Pages
Reviewed on 10/06/2014
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Author Biography

My name is Erik Martin Willén, a first time author from Sweden who loves books and loves writing even more. I live in a small village in south Sweden and I received my education at an American Business University.
I recently published an original science fiction novel titled NASTRAGULL: Pirates, the first book in a projected series that combines the non-stop high-tech adventure of Star Wars with the awe-inspiring, complex cultural backdrop of Dune--with quite a bit of Quentin Tarantino thrown in for good measure. This action-packed novel includes elements of military SF, traditional space opera, dystopian SF, and the sociological explorations of writers such as Ray Bradbury and Ursula K. LeGuin. At heart, though, it's a love story--the tale of two literally star-crossed lovers, and their Herculean efforts to move Heaven and Earth (sometimes literally) to find each other again and again as circumstances rip them apart.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Stephen Fisher for Readers' Favorite

Nastragull: Pirates, an epic science fiction adventure by Erik Martin Willén, is about what it takes to be a pirate in a dog-eat-dog universe. The story begins when a pleasure cruise vessel is hijacked by a band of interstellar pirates. With the precision of well trained mercenaries, they methodically rape, pillage, plunder and enslave everything on board that will bring rewards including the ship itself.

The beautiful pirate, Alexa, spies her destiny in the form of a blue-eyed cadet named Alec and rescues him from the slave box to be her personal pet. After they confess their love, Alec is violated, betrayed and escapes Alexa's clutches. He finds out that the ship he has stolen is the personal shuttle of Zuzack, Alexa’s captain. He takes with him a legendary treasure that makes him the richest person in the known universe. Alec uses the bounty to lead an unlikely group of allies to help him to rescue his fellow cadets. It doesn’t take long for the pirates to declare war when he discovers the whereabouts of his treasure.

Erik Martin Willén has created a sci-fi masterpiece that rivals some of Robert Heinlein’s best work. Lots of fast paced action, violence, and suspense with many plots and twists. Willén taunts us with explicitly descriptive sex scenes and graphic sadistic violence that, although you want to look away… you can’t! This book has everything from breath-taking gasps, to occasional quick-witted one liners that will have you chuckling out loud. Nastragull Pirates is must-read for all sci-fi fans.