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Steel Wind Rising

(The Cybarium Chronicles #1)

3.71  ·  Rating details ·  35 ratings  ·  7 reviews
In a ruined and desolate land, a young woman awakes, with no memory of her past. As she struggles to survive the dystopian nightmare, she is drawn ever further into the intensifying discord between the fascist City States and the anarchic Outlands, and a conspiracy that threatens to change the face of the continent.
Kindle Edition, 338 pages
Published May 20th 2013 by Rutherford-Leigh Publishing
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Lu (Sugar & Snark)
Jul 13, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: sa-author
What a thrilling debut novel by Scott Meintjes, a South African author!

A woman wakes up not knowing who she is, where she is or how she got there. She wears an engagement band with the name Cybil inscribed in it. Does this mean she has someone waiting for her at home, wherever home is? She is rescued by a band of criminal misfits who take her in and try and help her navigate the desolate and dangerous Outlands. Isaac and his friends are smugglers of a different kind and they have their own dange
Oct 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
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A rather thought provoking journey through a mostly dry, barren and yet oddly wonderful dystopian world.

As someone who has barely dipped her toes into the SciFi genre, I don’t have much with which to compare,however, as a huge fantasy fan, I thoroughly enjoyed the World Scott Meintjies created!

The world building is well done, and effortlessly visualized, and the characters easy to relate to, while also being intriguing enough to keep the reader interested, without getting bogged down with unnec
Christopher Orme
Nov 27, 2018 rated it did not like it
Not for me at all. Unnecessary graphic violence ruined the story.
Mar 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This story starts with a several great opening scenes and barely stops to pause for breath. When it does, it's short and sweet with some scenes that at first don't seem to make sense in the context of the wider story. But they tug at your curiosity and Meintjes weaves it all together with a deft hand at the end.
I'll be honest, I saw the twists coming. If you've read a fair amount then there are only so many options available, but it's all done well. It did seem a bit rushed towards the end, but
Tom Park
Dec 03, 2013 rated it liked it
I couldn't remember what made me download this book to the Kindle. To say it was a bit strange is to understate the obvious. While it was readable and somewhat enjoyable, it was also easy to lay down for long periods of time.
Ray Briggs
Oct 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
The age old questions about robots are addressed in this book. Are the correct answers provided? That is for the reader to decide. It is safe to say that "an" answer is provided and tied into the human way of approaching conflicts.
Oct 28, 2013 rated it really liked it
Dropped into an unknown world with no knowledge of who, what or where you are -- it's fun to claw your way out of this story to find out what's really going on. Seriously fun.
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South African Boo...: Steel Wind Rising (Spoilers) 62 23 Mar 02, 2014 10:54AM  
South African Boo...: Steel Wind Rising (No Spoilers) 3 11 Oct 03, 2013 09:19AM  
Scott Meintjes (1980 - ) was born in Durban, South Africa, where he grew up and lived until the age of 25. During this time, he attained his Master's degree in Psychology and met his wife, Eleanor. In 2006, he moved to England to serve in the British Army.
Today he lives in the University city of Cambridge, with his wife and daughter. Scott has been an enthusiastic reader of fantasy and science fi

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