This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.
This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.
Reviewed by Lit Amri for Readers' Favorite
Operation Break Iron (Fellstone Tales Book 1) by Liam Kincaid is an epic sci-fi adventure about the camaraderie of a ragtag group of friends. The story unfolds with the arrival of Birn ‘Books’ Tylandine and his ill mother at The Fellstone Labor Compound. The name of the place is self-explanatory, where people are forced to work for meager pay, food and accommodation, as well as being continually harassed by Blueband thugs. Life in the Fellstone Labor Compound is hard enough, and Cheff, Books’ new friend, has an unfortunate day when his Uncle Karf is arrested and taken to the Iron Fortress.
Liam Kincaid’s world building is based on a totalitarian world where society is oppressed by its current Emperor. The mysterious Fellstone Resistance Movement or FRM is trying to overthrow the Emperor and restore the throne to the rightful heir. However, Cheff's plea for help from a supposed FRM member is refused. He and his friends have to rescue Uncle Karf by themselves.
Kincaid infuses each of the characters with enough personality to make them exceptionally memorable and, by the end of the book, readers would really end up rooting for Books, Cheff, and their friends. I favor Buttons the most, as she is smarter than she appears to be. Kincaid also swiftly introduces the different races - Lildur, Lora, Troh and others - without being superfluous. With its fine and eye-catching illustrations, Operation Break Iron is a fun, engaging read with its conspiracy-themed plot that both young and adult readers would enjoy. An impressive start to the series and I look forward to reading the next book from Fellstone Tales.