The focus of the novel is the hunt for an eight-year-old boy, Pierre Jnr. He has been born with unprecedented powers that allow him to take complete control of anyone around him and to erase their memory. An elite team has been assembled to track down the boy, but locating him is one thing, containing and controlling him another. Tracking Pierre Jnr is made possible by the weave, a futuristic version of the web that has come to connect humanity to an unimaginable degree. As Pierre Jnr changes the world around him, the weave reacts. A catastrophic event in Paris generates mass fear and leads to a rapid change in popular will, which brings down the existing leadership and facilitates the rapid rise of anti-psi hardliners. All this occurs within hours, taking the idea of something going viral on the internet to a new level …
The Western Weekender: Readers will be drawn into an eerie, dystopic world in new science fiction novel The Hunt for Pierre Jnr, which heralds a return to the golden age of sci-fi .The book, written by author and publisher David M Henley, has been described as a combination of the style of beloved writer Phillip K Dick and Japanese anime. The Hunt for Pierre Jnr is the first of a bold new trilogy, set in the not too distant future in the year 2159 where society has changed dramatically compared to the world we live in now. … With its futuristic theme and dystopian vibe, The Hunt for Pierre Jnr will be a hit with sci-fi and spec fiction fans who are sure to be hooked on this three-part series.
Galaxy Bookshop:I wanted to squee and do a little dance when I found this little treasure waiting for me at work. After reading the first chapter online a month in advance I was already hooked and itching to sink my fangs into the rest of the story. As the author’s first stab into urban fantasy, I was intrigued to see how she would take on the genre and make it her own. For previous readers of Anne Bishop’s work, this story has many of the same elements as her other works. It’s dark, complex and captivating. It’s not the sensuous epic of the Black Jewels, or mysterious like her Ephemera novels; but holds a darker and wilder note altogether. Read more.
BurnBright.com.au:Anne Bishop has held my attention for many years. She’s had me giggling, crying and just completely enthralled by her Black Jewels series. So you know the drill; see a new series coming out and HAVE to read it.First impressions of Written in Red are quite good. This is a lovely thick book. Cover art in black and white, with a red title. The image of a girl with her head bowed is set within the shape of a howling wolf and placed against a white backdrop. Very effective.Read more.
RT Book Reviews: “INCREDIBLE. This description applies to everything in Anne Bishop’s newest book. The worldbuilding is amazing, the characters are incredibly well drawn and power play between the different groups is engrossing. Top this off with a mystery surrounding the heroine’s past — which is revealed one tantalizing piece at a time — and this novel is one of the best reads of the year!” - Morgan Doremus, RT Editor Read more.
Dark Matter Fanzine: It must be said that I have read Nightfall with some anticipation after having heard of it’s interesting premise and the high praise for Will Elliott’s first novel The Pilo Family Circus (which I have not yet read, but certainly plan to). Nightfall is a strange novel. Good strange. Comparable, I believe, to Clive Barker’s style of fantastical horror (think Books of Blood) – not as intimidatingly dark, but with similar bizarre elements, characters, landscapes and events. Read more