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3.90  ·  Rating details ·  10 ratings  ·  8 reviews
Against his better judgement and born of circumstances beyond his control, Professor van Elsburg is hired to lead a troupe of mercenaries deep into the unexplored wastelands that surround their world. Their objective: unravel the mystery surrounding an undocumented archaeological site, and to discover the fate of the last expedition that vanished whilst trying not to do th ...more
Paperback, An Artisans and Opportunists Novel, 212 pages
Published April 28th 2017 by Goal Publications
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May 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
I was given a copy of this book for an honest review.

Malan has crafted a very interesting and very unique world in this novel. Where most anthropomorphic animal works take place in Europe or North America, Malan set his in Africa, which is very apparent with the animals he uses throughout the story and it creates a setting that contains a certain amount of mysticism because of it. Malan's experiences and knowledge of Africa shine through in this novel and it is a treat to read because it enrich
J.F.R. Coates
Jun 17, 2017 rated it really liked it
An enjoyable and interesting book. The concept was fascinating, and the thread of the plot did unravel really well through the first half. The latter half did stutter and snag a few times with some heavy exposition as the author seemed to struggle to reveal the world he had clearly put a lot of work into.
Jul 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Dit is 'n doodsonde dat die boek nie in Afrikaans beskikbaar is nie. Regtig. Toe ek die boek begin lees, was ek aanvanklik effens afgehaal [ek het pas Imperium Lupi deur Adam Browne op Google Play begin lees, wat veral lief is vir selfspot, selfironisering, die oor en weer meng van Oudengels met Iers, ens. ens. En selfs die gebruik van "Ulf" waar hierdie boek "Three Sisters" gebruik pleks van "G-d". Toevallig is albei boeke ook in 2017 uitgegee, wil jy nou meer!], maar, liewe leser - druk deur. Dit ...more
May 05, 2017 rated it liked it
Rewritten isn't the type of story you may expect. Full of twists and turns, with unexpected technology introduced, it borders closer to that of the realm of science fiction, rather than that of the likes of other post-apocalyptic worlds such as that of the "Divergent" series or "Mad Max: Fury Road". This is notwithstanding the fact that it is in the realm of Furry Fiction, a subgenre in which the characters are anthropomorphic animals. Based on the blurb, Rewritten is in the realm of post-apocal ...more
May 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
reWritten is an horror thriller that is the result of several years of planning and building by its author, J. Malan. Malan does an excellent job of both crafting an interesting world, and populating it with genuine characters. In the midst of this he writes a story that has enough power and depth to keep the reader interested without leaving too many holes behind.

The book begins by introducing the reader to a post-human world populated entirely by intelligent mammals. These mammals
Mark Engels
Aug 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Come away unsettled by this anthroporphic adventure yarn, left to ponder what in fact "being human" means.

Author Malan identifies as "a child of the 80s." They were my formative years also, influenced by Clive Barker's short story "Dread", Pink Floyd's album "Momentary Lapse of Reason", Queensrÿche's album "Operation: Mindcrime", and Steven A. Gallacci's cornerstone-of-the-genre anthopomorphic comics "Erma Felna, EDF" and "Birthright". Parts of what I loved in all those things came t
Jul 22, 2017 rated it liked it
While I enjoyed reading this book it ultimately felt very light on horror and minor on the thriller elements.

Still it's a well written and engaging novel that challenges the main character's ideas of how their world came to be and shows that true history is rarely as bright as it seems to those who come after.

Adam Gould
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May 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
Malan's reWritten is at its heart an adventure story, and delivers on an intriguing premise and a diverse cast and setting that will please just about any reader of anthropomorphic fiction or any fan of scifi adventure as well.

The writing is highly descriptive and reminiscent of more classic works, but it fits with the protagonist's character, a slightly stuffy professor who's usual adventures don't take him too far from his front door.

Despite the lovely prose, I had a hard time embedding in t
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