Really have no hobby progress at all this week really. Felt a bit lost with my three projects at the moment I think mainly because I'm just tired! Came down with a cold today and feel awful. On a more cheerful note my youngest daughter Leila is 3 tomorrow wow that has come round extremely fast. I've been busy blowing up balloons and building various toys this evening. I'm off tomorrow which is good and can spend some fun time with my little girl.
Have read a fair bit over the weekend and have just finished reading 'Echo City' by Tim Lebbon this was a random pick up at the library a few weeks back It sounded and the cover caught my interest in passing as I quite like Post Apocalyptic settings.
From the cover
Surrounded by a vast, poisonous desert, Echo City is built upon the
graveyard of its own past. Most inhabitants believe that their city and
its subterranean Echoes are the whole of the world, but there are a few
dissenters. Peer Nadawa is a political exile, forced to live with
criminals in a ruinous slum. Gorham, once her lover, leads a ragtag band
of rebels against the ruling theocracy. Nophel, a servant of that
theocracy, dreams of revenge from his perch atop the city’s tallest
spire. And beneath the city, a woman called Nadielle conducts macabre
experiments in genetic manipulation using a science indistinguishable
from sorcery. They believe there is something more beyond the endless
desert . . . but what?
It is only when a stranger arrives from out of the wastes that things
begin to change. Frail and amnesiac, he holds the key to a new
beginning for Echo City—or perhaps to its end, for he is not the only
new arrival. From the depths beneath Echo City, something ancient and
deadly is rising. Now Peer, Gorham, Nophel, and Nadielle must test the
limits of love and loyalty, courage and compassion, as they struggle to
save a city collapsing under the weight of its own history.
Its set in a fantasy world (sorry no guns or vehicles) which has been destroyed many many years before by some sort of world war which pretty much destroyed the world they inhabit. Its centred around a single city called Echo City. There are various sects within the city all with different beliefs and views some more dominant than others. Now it sounds kind of familiar and perhaps has been done many times before BUT I can honestly say It blew me away. I really wish this was part of a series it was a great read and once I started I couldn't put it down until I'd finished. I don't want to go into to much detail as it will spoil the plot. But I recommend you check it out if your interested.