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Crimson River (Civilands #1)

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A home that once stood tall is set ablaze. A new journey begins in the chaotic Murrieta Territory.

** 2016-2017 BooksGoSocial Daily Book of the Year Award Finalist **

Jeannie Morrell is on the run. Chasing behind her is the expanding Keagan gang that just burned her home to the ground. Before her--through the forest of the Riverlands--is the mysterious, native V'ahani clan a
Paperback, 1, 210 pages
Published June 1st 2017 by Moore Bell Productions
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Jun 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
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In the Murrieta, trading is a way of life and very profitable for those who control the trade routes. Jeannie Morrell is only 13 years old when looses her entire family as the Keagan gang seeks to take over all the trading in the Murrieta Territory. The Keagan gang doesn't care who gets in their way or what they need to do to become the richest around even if it means killing others. The Morrells are not the only people that stand in the way of the Keagans. There are also the V'ahani, who are pe ...more
Jun 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Nick - what a wonderful pleasure to be one of the first to read the book! Masterfully weaving in and out of different characters and engaging the reader with anticipation, joy, disappointment and satisfaction during the entire length of the book, reading Crimson River was sincerely one of the most enjoyable hours I spent in the past few days. The story unfolds just at the right speed that at no point I felt distracted, and I only put down the book when I had to sleep or went out for breweries ;) ...more
Berk Rourke
Jul 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is a book which, if you wish to know the rest of the story, requires the reading of a sequel. Normally these kinds of stories, which do not entirely stand alone, are not my cup of tea. However, in this case the characters were masterfully drawn, given realistic lives based on their part in the various parts of the story, and the tale itself was told well in a classic style of visits from one part of the various groups to another, to another, then back again to the starting point. This form ...more
E.M. McIntyre
Aug 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Following the plight of two native Riverland Clans and that of the surviving Morrell family member, concurrent with the doings of the not-so-nice Keegan Gang, Crimson River whisks you along by alternating through their harrowing adventures scene to scene. I enjoyed the switching between POV's - for me it allowed a greater connection with each group. The characters are all well drawn and I felt that, with Latera especially, there is great growth throughout. The tribal systems and abilities of bot ...more
Feb 26, 2018 rated it liked it
The book certainly starts off with a bang. There are quite a few characters that get introduced, so if you get distracted and don't read for a while, it might be confusing to pick it back up again. The world-building is interesting and original, while still being familiar enough to recognize. The book moves at a pretty good pace. Be forewarned, though, it ends as a cliffhanger. There's a lot of characters explaining themselves, and everyone seems talkative. It is action-packed though.
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N.B. Austin is an American author and podcaster behind the Civilands Series.

Based in Austin, Texas, but hailing originally from Long Island, New York. University of Texas at Austin educated. His experience as writer and editor for several scholastic newsletter publications combined with a passion for song writing, soon inspired him to divert his attention to storytelling.

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