The Enclave

The Verge Book One

Fiction - Science Fiction
518 Pages
Reviewed on 08/13/2014
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Author Biography

In a former life, H M Clarke has been a Console Operator, an ICT Project Manager, Public Servant, Paper Shuffler and an Accountant (the last being the most exciting.)

She attended Flinders University in Adelaide, South Australia, where she studied for a Bachelor of Science (Chem), and also picked up a Diploma in Project Management while working for the South Australian Department of Justice.

In her spare time, she likes to lay on the couch and watch TV, garden, draw, read, and tell ALL her family what wonderful human beings they are.

She keeps threatening to go out and get a real job (Cheesecake Test Taster sounds good) and intends to retire somewhere warm and dry - like the middle of the Simpson Desert. For the time being however, she lives in Ohio and dreams about being warm...

She is also a bit of a video game nerd and, is into Star Trek, Midsomer Murders and Harry Potter, and she absolutely adores the TV show Almost Human

    Book Review

Reviewed by Anne Boling for Readers' Favorite

In The Enclave by H.M. Clarke, Commander Katherine Kirk and her crew were in hot pursuit of Hyde when they received orders to pick up an ambassador and transport him to Junter Three. The VIP was a SID, her estranged brother Ambassador John Kirk. Hyde had attacked Val Myra. John had requested Katherine, the plan was to use her as bait. Their discussion brought back unwanted memories and her nightmares returned. When Katherine was attacked by five men, a man came to her rescue; it was at a later date that she discovered his name, Joshua Val Myra. Joshua was Daniel’s brother. Daniel was the man Katherine had rescued once before and was again a captive of Hyde. Hyde and his followers were committing heinous crimes and Katherine was determined to stop them.

The Enclave is a thrilling science fiction tale. It has a strong female character in Commander Katherine Kirk. There were several secondary characters and each was endowed with their own well developed personality. My favorite was Tom. He showed a lot of emotion when it came to Katherine. I also enjoyed the character of Joshua. He was hoping he and Katherine would continue to develop a romantic relationship. The plot quickly grabbed my attention and, while it began at a fast pace, it kept building to a crescendo. I was a fan of the Star Trek series and Commander Katherine Kirk reminded me of Kate Mulgrew who played Captain Kathryn Janeway in Star Trek: Voyager. Fans of science fiction will not want to miss The Enclave by H.M. Clarke.