Lupay isn't afraid of fighting, but what can one girl do against an army? Thousands of Southshawans, whipped into a war frenzy by a fundamentalist demogague, are poised to sweep in and crush her home of Tawtrukk, and Lupay is powerless to stop it. Or is she? Driven into hiding and pursued even into the depths of the mountain, Lupay and her friends do their best to resist. But resistance won't withstand the onslaught forever, and ultimately Lupay must choose: flee into the radioactive barrens of the Desolation, or rise up and fight fire with fire, like the legendary Tawtrukk warrior queen, Forsada.
Forsada is the second book in the New Eden series, which begins with SEMPER.
Peter rarely uses his electrical engineering degree from UC Berkeley these days. Instead, he writes adventure and fantasy fiction, short stories, and poetry for people with a sense of adventure (or a sense of humor). He has a day job as an executive in Corporate Social Responsibility, running a huge corporate volunteer program and the nation's largest employee charitable giving campaign. In his career, he's worked on the first smart phone, the first PDA, and the first stealth bomber. A Connecticut native, he has been in the San Francisco area for most of his life and is the proud father of two fantastic kids: one is an Eagle Scout and the other is a transgender woman.
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Forsada is an amazing sequel to Peter Dudley’s First novel Semper. Semper was told by Dane’s point of view and I was very excited when I realized Forsada would be told by Lupay! Lupay is such an amazing, strong and resilient young woman. The story starts off with Lupay trying to get back to her family in Tawtrukk. The Southshaw people are ruled and brainwashed by Darius. Darius, Dane’s uncle killed Dane’s father to become Semper and now Darius and his men are on their way to Tawtrukk to kill the people that live there. Lupay is trying to get back in time to warn the others and to fight back. She finally does get back to her village and she is reunited with her best friends, twin brothers Shack and Garrett and her father. She tried to warn them but nothing turns out as she planned. She ends up leaving with just Shack and Garrett and that is where they start their hellish journey to try and warn the people of Upper. Along the way, they meet some other folks that were lucky enough to be at the right place at the right time. This story pulled me in from the very beginning and never did let go. There are many surprises along the way. What I love about a great story is the way an author can make you think that the story is going in one direction and then all of a sudden take you to a place you did not expect. If you are reading this review and haven’t read Semper first please do and by the end of Forsada you will want more of the story because it is far from over!!
Quotes that I liked.
Lupay: In this dark room it feels like were at a funeral and he’s the corpse inviting me for a terrible dance.
Lupay: Survival without laughter is pointless. Survival without hope isn’t really survival.
“Forsada” is the second book in the New Eden series, and it follows on from where Semper left off. I kind of wish I had read the books one after the other, or at least made notes on the major events, because it took me a little while to remember what had happened in the previous book. But once I remembered, I enjoyed this book a lot.
It’s a different sort of story from Semper, but it’s just as good. Rather than following Dane, we get to see the world through Lupay’s eyes. If you thought she was fiery in book one, it just ramps up in book two (and for good reason). I liked seeing her fight the Southshawans and wrestle with her own fears and doubts. I also liked seeing her interactions with Garrett and Shack.
Not feeling the love over this one. Definitely liked Semper more. Trudged through the book waiting for it to get better, and it did... at about the 90% mark. Semper created a new world full of mystery, while Forsada just dwelled on a few aspects of the world created without really getting deeper into any of the social constructs or societies that made Semper worth reading. If there's a third book (which I definitely expect), I don't know whether I'll make the investment (time).
I am hooked. As I stated in my review of book one this isn't my usual genre but it is well written with good characters, a plot with good twists and turns. I had a hard time putting it down! Now I know there is a book three and am determined to read it next.