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Warpworld (Warpworld #1)

4.26  ·  Rating Details ·  87 Ratings  ·  38 Reviews
On his first crossing through the warps, Seg discovers a world rich in vita – fuel to save his dying world. Cold, brilliant and desperate to prove himself as a Cultural Theorist, Seg breaks away from the recon squad sent to protect him, to scout out prime vita sources. But to find his prize he must face his biggest fear: water.

Fiery and headstrong, Ama receives an ultimatu
Kindle Edition, 504 pages
Published October 10th 2012 by Mint Publishers Inc.
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Jul 31, 2013 Didi rated it really liked it
Excellent suspenseful read! I'm not a big fan of sci-fi books but this one got me caught up really quickly and it was hard to put down. Click the links to go over to my blog for a more in-depth review as well as more reviews from the blog tour.
Noah Chinn
Mar 05, 2013 Noah Chinn rated it really liked it
Warp World is the first book in an ambitious series being put out by Canadian author Kristene Perron, and US author Joshua Simpson. Kristene is far more of an adventurer than I am and her work has appeared in a number of magazines, while this is Josh’s first published novel.

The two main characters are literally from two different worlds – neither of them ours. Ama is a seafaring woman in a mostly pre-industrial world where she has few rights and is being forced into a position to betray her own
Sandra Stiles
Jul 27, 2013 Sandra Stiles rated it it was amazing
I was not really sure if this would be to my liking. Don't get me wrong, I love science fiction and the premise sounded great. You just never know until you get into the book and begin reading. This book is told from two different perspectives. We have Ama who lives in a society that reminds me almost of a medieval caste society. Ama is part of the Kenda society. This is just one step above the Welfs (slaves to the others) I like Ama and her spunk. She lives in a society where she is given ...more
Aug 14, 2014 Courtney rated it really liked it
I was offered a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Wow, this book. I was slow to warm up, not gonna lie, but was this great! The worlds and cultures within were interesting. Ama was fierce and Seg, well, he was just trying to do his job. Now I just need to know more more more. More about Ama and her dathe. More about The People and The World. What's up with The Storm? Need answers!
Oct 03, 2014 Frigid rated it really liked it
Full disclosure, I've been friends with Josh, one of the authors of this book for years. I was given a Kindle copy of the book when Josh heard I was doing a review series on books. You can see the full original review at

Warpworld is Ms. Perron and Mr. Simpson's first book and it is a fantasy story. The story revolves around two lead characters Seg and Ama. I'll be focusing a lot on them in this review because the story not only is entirely dependent on their ch
Laura Greenwood
Jul 19, 2013 Laura Greenwood rated it really liked it
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WarpWorld follows the stories of Ama and Seg, two very different characters from completely different worlds, but both massively independent and wanting to prove something to the outside world. Seg is on his first mission to another world to collect vita, the substance that helps keep 'the Storm', which threatens his world at bay, whereas Ama is a boat captain, and a member of a repressed people called the
Jul 22, 2013 Lissette rated it really liked it
Ama has been content in living her life as she sees fit. Granted, there are a good many who don't quite understand her or the things she does. She's faithful to her people, even if she has a fiery temper, and speaks her mind whenever possible. She can't help herself in doing so. It's a part of who she is, and she wouldn't have things any other way.

When she comes across the beautiful Seg, she's not quite sure as to what to make of him. There's something about him that intrigues her, though she ca
Jenny Q
Aug 01, 2013 Jenny Q rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars. I don't read too much sci-fi, but every once in a while a book comes along that catches my attention, and I was really intrigued by Warpworld's description and sample chapter. I'm glad I took a chance on it. It's an action-packed adventure with some great plot twists and a slow-burning romance set amidst a richly detailed story world. And the authors have done a fantastic job at characterization. Seg is a brilliant theorist, the youngest ever to do what he's doing, and thus, arrogant ...more
Chrissy (The Every Free Chance Reader)
3.5 stars

(as reviewed by Melissa at Every Free Chance Book Reviews)

Did I enjoy this book: Yes!

As with most sci-fi there was a bit of a language learning curve, but once I figured out who all the races were and how they related to each other, I couldn’t put it down (I may have given up a movie night with Husband to keep reading). There were enough classic elements to keep things comfortable (think: interstellar travel, culture clashes, secret missions, interspecies love), and enough corkscrews to
Aug 16, 2014 Riley rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sci-fi
This was an amazing book! The clash of two disparate cultures from two vastly different worlds made for a fascinating tale.

Seg's world is technologically advanced, but also dying. In order to save it, the People steal from other worlds that they access through their Warpgate. Seg is a cultural theorist who's job is to study worlds and their people to determine if the planet is ripe for the picking.

Ama lives on such a planet. Her world is loaded with the vita that is so desperately needed on Se
Jun 26, 2013 Anna rated it really liked it
I'll be frank -- I had a lot of reservations about Warpworld after reading the first couple of pages. It reminded me of Stargate which I didn't like at all and I was already thinking about dropping the book. But I kept on reading, and I'm glad I did!

After a while, I found myself really starting to care about the characters. I just got generally sucked into the story with its unconventional characters and detailed worlds and societies, so much so that I pushed aside other things just to make mor
Aug 06, 2014 Christopher rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, sci-fi
This is defiantly worth picking up any fan of science fiction writing. The book plot reminds me a little bit of the tv show Stargate meets anthropology to some minor extant. The main character Seg is a cultural theorist who charters Ama's boat to search for vita to prevent the Storm from expanding on his world. Ama and Segs relationship is simple to begin with but as Ama gets to know Seg she slowly begins to trust him. Meanwhile Ama father gets taken by in the authorities on Ama's world in an ...more
Sep 28, 2013 Jennifer rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. It threw me back to my teenage days when I read for the sheer thrill of it. The novel is extremely well constructed to hit all of the high points that readers of science fiction want and expect. The middle part of the book when Seg and Ama are on the run was my favourite. The two worlds and their politics were well developed and believable and the characters, especially Ama, were very enjoyable. There were a lot of subtle messages in the book and observations regarding power ...more
Andrew Rose
Jul 24, 2014 Andrew Rose rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Warpworld is the first book in a great new series. Seg and Ama literally come from two different worlds. Seg is on a mission to steal Vita from other worlds to save his from the Great Storm while Ama is fighting to survive after her people are conquered by a hostile race. It was an interesting read and I can't wait to see where it goes from here. I'm thrilled that the sequel and a short are already out . There are some of the standard romantic tropes but the action was great and even though ...more
I received an ebook copy of Warpworld from the authors. Thank you so much for a very enjoyable book.

Of the 69 books I've read so far this year, it's one of my favorite 2 or 3.
If you remember the TV show Sliders or have played the RPG D20 Modern (with dimensional travel), then the book will be even more fun.

It is well written and very interesting. The characters are nicely defined and their feelings and relationships change throughout the adventure. The plot(s) are intricate and the players are
Lisa Esteb
Mar 03, 2013 Lisa Esteb rated it it was amazing
This book is a page-turner...a full throttle adventure, balanced with a clever storyline & an engaging well developed cast of characters. Perfect for Sci-Fi fans as well as readers who aren't typically drawn to this genre.

Perron & Simpson have created a story so well constructed that it truly has an endless array of subsequent adventures awaiting its readers. Not since "Lord of the Rings", "Harry Potter" or "Hunger Games" have I been so expectant for the next book in a series. If you're
Fredrick Danysh
Two cultures meet due to an ability to travel the warp by one. Seg and mis small military escort are looking for riches as they do recon on a somewhat, to them, more primitive world. Ama is from one of the three races on the world and is a revolutionary at heart trying to survive being a lower class citizen and maintaining her freedom. As the two parallel stories develop into one, the reader's interest is held by the actions of the two main characters. The story has touches of Andre Norton and ...more
Lenore Webb
Jul 29, 2013 Lenore Webb rated it it was amazing
It is two totally separate cultures and worlds that was meshed well together. Especially with two authors creating each culture and cast divisions, I was taken away to their worlds. Each author wrote of worlds they know well from our 'fishing goddess' to our West Texas road rat. I especially loved the line "Life is a bloody business." For all the ups and downs we experience, life comes with unexpected twist we all take. Very enjoyable read and well worth the time. Can they hurry up though and ...more
Rusty Kuntz
Aug 09, 2013 Rusty Kuntz rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this book, could not put it down and finished it in one day. Now I am eagerly awaiting the next book in the series. The best part of reading this book was the over arcing story and the layering it felt like a real world it was easily imaginable, the characters in their own ways were relatable. My only regret in reading this book is that I finished it too quickly! but I love to re read books and I'm sure this one will get tattered with reading and re reading like some of the ...more
Robyn Skobalski
Apr 19, 2013 Robyn Skobalski rated it it was amazing
This book was fantastic! I couldn't put it down. I had difficulty transitioning from the book back into my life after a stint of reading because I was so caught up in the story and excitement. I'm an avid reader and I haven't been so caught by a book since Harry Potter. All this book needs is exposure and I think it should be a best seller. You do not need to be a science fiction reader to enjoy this book. It is not a totally "out there" book and is so well written it will captivate anyone.
Michael Stewart
Jan 28, 2013 Michael Stewart rated it it was amazing
Really enjoyed the world building. Well written with great, fully developed characters. Perron and Simpson don't let the details of two entirely different worlds bog down the pacing in this new scifi franchise. I'll be looking for book 2.

What also strikes me is just how far they can take this series. There are literally endless rabbit holes to go down and the MC makes for a perfect rabbit for readers to follow.
Jan 31, 2014 Michael rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was a very entertaining novel. I enjoyed how they interwove the narrative between the two main characters in a way that you were able to see what was going on from both view points without making the story seem repetitive. It is a story of love and loyalty. It brings to light how different cultures view different things and how they define what is barbaric and unacceptable. If you enjoy adventure, I recommend this novel.
Jennifer Craig
Nov 30, 2012 Jennifer Craig rated it it was amazing
I don't normally read science-fiction but this book has certainly made me a fan. It is the story of two worlds, one in another dimension and one similar to ours. Seg is the hero of the invading world and Ama is the protagonist in this world. The characters, the action and the powerful imagination of the authors holds the reader enthralled and eager to know what happens next.

This is the first of a projected five volumes. I can hardly wait for the next one.
Jan 31, 2013 Deborah rated it it was amazing
The world-building in this novel is just fantastic. And like Katniss in The Hunger Games, Seg and Ama are characters who grab you the moment you meet them and they never let go. Secondary characters sometimes even threaten to steal a scene or two -- these writers have an amazing ability to make every person in the book come alive. A great adventure and a super, super read -- I can't wait for Book Two of the series!
Apr 30, 2013 Marcio rated it it was amazing
After reading this book I only can say "What a ride!".
Being a science fiction fan it was refreshing to read a story that does not follow some used "cliché".
In the first chapters it reminded me of "Stargate", but it was only a "scent", because as the story was evolving "Warpworld" was carving it own "world and settings".
For now I'm only wishing the release of the second chapter to see how the story flows.
Jim Barkhouse
Jan 31, 2015 Jim Barkhouse rated it it was amazing
I found this story to be fantastic! it took me a bit to really get into it but that was partly me not being able to read as often as I wished. as the the story progressed tho I got sucked right into it and found the time at a cost of sleep!! ;) well worth it! book two starts tomorrow night!!
May 30, 2013 Lynda rated it really liked it
An original concept, good writing and well drawn characters. Enjoyed this book and recommend it to readers looking for something a little different.
Edwin Downward
Feb 22, 2014 Edwin Downward rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The authors have created two very different worlds then thrown them together in an imaginative and thoroughly engrossing manner.
Darcey Lutz
Dec 07, 2012 Darcey Lutz rated it it was amazing
Complex and nuanced with plenty of action. I look forward to more from these two.
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Kristene is a former professional stunt performer for film and television (as Kristene Kenward) and a self-described ‘fishing goddess’. Pathologically nomadic, she has lived in Japan, Costa Rica, the Cook Islands and a very tiny key in the Bahamas, just to name a few. Her stories have appeared in Canadian Storyteller Magazine, The Barbaric Yawp,Hemispheres Magazine and Denizens of Darkness. In ...more
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