Monday, 29 September 2014

Zero point

Hey All!!! Well I have a post for you all. In todays post I have an excerpt for Zero Point by Nafeez Ahmed.

Zero Point, by Nafeez Ahmed
Genre: action-adventure, science-fiction, political-thriller
Publisher: Curiosity Quills Press
Date of Publication: August 14, 2014

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Near future Great Britain is on the brink of collapse. Mass riots. Economic meltdown. Blackouts. 

And a new oil war in Iraq to keep the world economy afloat.

Iraq War veteran and war crimes whistleblower David Ariel is sick of violence, and trying to 
make ends meet working for Specialist Protection. But after Prime Minister Carson is brutally 
assassinated by extremists on Ariel’s watch, he is covertly targeted by a compromised police 

When forensics discover that Carson’s assassination inexplicably defied the very laws of 

physics, bodies drop like flies as key witnesses are murdered in impossible circumstances.
Fleeing for his life while London is locked-down under martial law, Ariel gets a phone call 

from Iraq he will never forget. His estranged girlfriend, journalist Julia Stephenson, warns that 
the Carson killing is just the beginning of a wider plot to bring the West to its knees. Then she 

Ariel’s blood-soaked race against time to track the terror cells behind Carson’s death tumbles 

into the cross-fire of a hidden battle between mysterious rogue intelligence agencies. The goal: to 
monopolise black budget technologies which could unlock the universe’s darkest, arcane secrets.

As the world he thought he knew unravels, Ariel faces off against bent coppers, double-crossing 

agents, psychic killers and super soldiers to complete a black ops mission like no other: stop 
Quantum Apocalypse.

About Nafeez Ahmed:
Nafeez Ahmed is a bestselling author, investigative journalist, and international security 

academic. He writes for The Guardian via his Earth Insight blog, reporting on the geopolitics 
of interconnected environmental, energy and economic crises. The author of five critically-
acclaimed non-fiction works addressing humanity’s biggest global challenges, Nafeez’s 

forthcoming book is a science fiction thriller, ZERO POINT, due out 18th August 2014.

Nafeez has also written for the Independent on Sunday, The Independent, The Scotsman, Sydney 

Morning Herald, The Age, Huffington Post, New Statesman, Prospect Magazine, Le Monde 
Diplomatique, among many others. He has been a talking head for BBC News 24, BBC World 

News with George Alagiah, BBC Radio Five Live, BBC Radio Four, BBC World Today, BBC 

Asian Network, Channel 4, Sky News, C-SPAN Book TV, CNN, FOX News, Bloomberg, PBS 

Foreign Exchange, Al-Jazeera English, Press TV, Islam Channel and hundreds of other radio and 
TV shows in the USA, UK, and Europe.

Nafeez is also cited and reviewed in the Sunday Times, Times Higher Educational Supplement, 

New York Times, The Independent, Independent on Sunday, The Observer, Guardian, Big Issue 

Magazine, Vanity Fair, among others

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ZERO POINT excerpt 3

Meria Stafford wept. So many people. So many innocent people. She 

shook uncontrollably as the tears streamed down her cheeks and dripped 

into the sink.

She ran the tap and, cupping some water, splashed it onto her face. Then 

she deliberately slowed her breathing.

She gazed at herself in the mirror, through eyes glistening with tears. With 

another deep breath, she shut off the tap and dried her face with a paper 

towel. She blew her nose with it.

Then the door slammed open, and Helen Golding, Meria’s senior lab 

assistant, stepped in looking flustered.

“Dr. Stafford?” she snapped.

“What is it, Helen?” Meria replied sourly. “I told you I just needed five 

minutes.” She flicked her paper towel into the waste basket and grabbed 

her jacket from the peg by the mirror.

“You’re going to want to see this.”

“See what?”

“The lab analysis of the residue from Carson’s car. Or what was left ofit.”

“What is it?”

“Um, I think you’ll want to see it for yourself.”

“I’m coming. Now can you just spit it out?” She threw on her jacket and 

shoved past her assistant into the cold, grey corridor of Counterterrorism 

Command’s Forensic Investigations Unit at Scotland Yard. Golding ran 

after her, hurrying to keep up.

“Dr. Stafford, it doesn’t make any sense. The residue is―well it’s 

definitely not a result of depleted uranium. Or any type of explosive we’re 

aware of.”

Meria stopped in her tracks, and turned to face her assistant. “What the 

hell are you talking about?”

Golding gulped. “The sample we’d gathered contained primarily steel, as

expected. But the tests show it was superheated to―well, to temperatures 

our instruments cannot really measure.”

“What do you mean?”

 “Well, we are looking at temperatures exceeding a million degrees 

centigrade. To be honest, we don’t really understand how anything 

survived. It looks as if parts of the steel frame of the car―specifically the 

area surrounding the passenger seats―seems to have literally evaporated. 

But not all of it.”

Meria just stared her assistant blankly. “That’s impossible,” she mustered.

“I know.”

Meria turned back and continued walking. “It must be a mistake. What 

you’re talking about would require some kind of nuclear reaction. In 

Carson’s car?”

“I know.”

“Impossible. Run the tests again.”

“You’re right, and we have. We ran the tests twice.”

“Well, run them again!” shouted Meria, as they both jogged back to the


For now Trisha Signing off.

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Broken Forest Review

Hey All!!!! I have a review and cover reveal for you today the book is the first book in the Daath Chronicles Broken Forest by Eliza Tilton.

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1) The wagons surrounded the site in a semi-circle. Sweat pooled in my palms. I had to take

out the guards closest to that entrance. If I failed, so did the mission.

Get a grip.

I clenched the arrow in my right hand. Brushfire shifted nervously, sensing my fear. I

rubbed her neck. I felt safer with her. She’d been with me since Jimri’s death. At night

when the nightmares taunted me, I’d sneak out, riding until dawn forced us home. I’d

rescued her from the burning woods, she’d rescued me from despair — today, I prayed

both of us would make it out alive.

2) For what seemed like hours, I held her in my arms. The fire had died to barely a flicker.

She’d fallen asleep, and I was content to hold her until morning, but I told her I’d leave

and I needed her to trust me.

Sliding out from underneath her, I moved the blanket to create a pillow, and then tucked

the rest around her. Her damp hair hung around her face. I bent down and swept it back

behind her ear.

You are so beautiful. I grazed her cheek with my finger. I wish you could understand how sorry I

am. I never meant to hurt you.

I kissed the top of her forehead and left.


1) He glided towards me like a swan on water. I combed my fingers through my hair,

smoothing out the wild strands. He sat down on the cot. I was surrounded by the scent of

cold winter air.

“What’s your name?” he asked.

I should have replied, but fear closed my throat.

He smiled and held out his hand. “My name is Lucino.”

“Jeslyn.” I placed my hand in his, anxious and uncertain.

He gently kissed my hand. I shivered. No man had ever looked at me with such desire—not

even Derrick—and it frightened me.

2) I puffed out my cheeks and crossed my eyes. She giggled, and I jumped to my feet and ran,

taunting her to chase me. I could hear her high-pitched laughter catching up to me, and I

turned around. There, creeping towards her, were three unfamiliar men.

Three men that should not have been this deep in the forest, so far from the local routes.

“Calli, come here, now,” I said in a stern voice, trying to hide my fear. A worried look

crossed her face, and she hurried to me. I grabbed her as soon as she was close and wrapped

my arms around her. No one was touching my sister.


1) Outside, the sky bled, looking vicious and deathly, streaks of grey and indigo amongst

the clouds. A hovercraft sat nearby, waiting. One of the royal guard stood watch. I did

not need a babysitter. I was more than capable of handling any threat, but Father took

precautions. Times were dangerous and our people frightened.

From here, I could see the triangular structure. “Take me to the gate,” I said as the guard

opened the door.

“Yes, my prince.”

The hovercraft sped across the dry and barren ground. The Council was right, we had

little time left.

2) “Martha, nothing is―” Susie turned around, her mouth hung open at my sudden

appearance. “Lord Lucino.” She immediately bowed. “I didn’t realize you were out here.”

“I like to stroll the gardens this time of night.”

She lifted her head, daring to look at me. Her eyes wandered. I assumed she was searching

for her friend.

“I told your companion to return to the party. We’ve had a bit of trouble with wolves out

here. I didn’t want anything to happen to one my guests.”

“Oh, I had no idea.” Her lip quivered, and I noticed her hands fidgeting.

“I’ll escort you back.”

She hesitated at first, and then when I stepped into the moonlight, her eyes widened.

“I know the way back. I wouldn’t want to trouble you,” she said, frantically looking behind


I grinned, enjoying her fear. “It is no trouble at all.” I sensed her desire to flee. I did enjoy a

good chase. “If you’re thinking of running, I’d start now.”

Now for the review.

This book is very interesting and if I gave stars I would give this book a 3 the details are quite good but i feel that the characters lacked depth. The main character was interesting but I felt more could have come from the character more detail and personality. The Storyline was very interesting and I loved that she was on a farm and it seemed quite accurate as far as how they lived but like said my only real complaint is the characters and I personlaly dont like the father.