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Following the civil war on the human colonized world of Cygnus VII, humanity and its creations rise again. Free Trader Braden and his mindlinked Hillcat are plying the trade routes of Warren Deep when things start to get hot. Giving events time to be forgotten, Braden gathers engineered (mutant) creatures to him for a trip south of the Great Desert where he hopes to find OFollowing the civil war on the human colonized world of Cygnus VII, humanity and its creations rise again. Free Trader Braden and his mindlinked Hillcat are plying the trade routes of Warren Deep when things start to get hot. Giving events time to be forgotten, Braden gathers engineered (mutant) creatures to him for a trip south of the Great Desert where he hopes to find Old Tech that he can trade for untold riches. The more he learns about the ancients, the more he wants to learn. Along the way, he establishes a new ideal regarding trade and collaboration in the south where trust of strangers is unknown. Braden and his companions, a Hawkoid, a Hillcat, a Tortoid, and a female warrior find that some Old Tech still functions, with the potential to change their world for the better or worse, depending on what they decide....

Title : The Free Trader of Warren Deep
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ISBN : 9781530179299
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 268 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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The Free Trader of Warren Deep Reviews

  • Danielle Miller
    2018-12-25 21:33

    Read this on a recommendation. Bits of it reminded me of David Gemmell, others of Larry Niven, and some of the old RPG world novelisations that I recall from my teens/early 20s (back in the 80s - do people still write those?). In all a bit too YA for me, although the main characters and general plot are fairly engaging; young, adventurous man making his way in a hard world by wit, charisma and calculated risk taking, his only friend a mutant, psychic cat. He embarks on a quest, gaining friends and allies along the way by his actions and attitudes.My biggest problem with the book - and perhaps this shouldn't be seen as a criticism per se - is that I'm a Brit, and this is a very American novel. There are elements of US English use which grate a little, although we are all pretty much used to that, but Brits have a cynicism that I've yet to really encounter in anyone from the US. The value systems of our two cultures are different enough that we respond differently; the underlying story here is uplifting, as the characters make progress by working together. Nothing wrong with that, but it feels a bit moralistic to me (as a Brit from the post-WW2 era; our Victorian & early 20th Century forebears would probably have loved it). The writing, pacing and plotting is pretty good, as are the characters in the main, but unfortunately didn't quite work for me. I gave it 3 stars as it was too well done to give less.

  • James Dermond
    2019-01-02 03:22

    Free Trader Braden and his three sapient, mutated animal companions take a Hero's Journey across The Great Desert of Cygnus VII in search of the Old Tech of The Ancients. Along the way, the companions meet and befriend a young woman warrior named Micah who aids them on their quest. For older readers who enjoyed the pencil and paper RPGs Metamorphosis Alpha and Gamma World, this novel will bring back many welcome memories. For younger readers, The Free Trader of Warren Deep is a good introduction to the feel and style of 1970s and 1980s sci-fi, with which they may not yet be acquainted. Highly recommended for an immersive reading experience.

  • Dagmar
    2019-01-05 01:48

    I loved it! The characters are easy to imagine, explained just enough so your mind has something to do to fill in the blanks. The action is smooth and continuous and surprising. I couldn't wait to turn the page to find out what happens next.I look forward to reading the rest of the story (meaning book 2 and 3)

  • Scott Neil
    2018-12-27 23:23

    Interesting premise: post-apocalyptic society of a colonized planet recovering from apocalyptic loss of society. Protagonist has a mutant cat for a best friend, and befriends other mutants and humans as he attempts to rebuild trade amongst the survivors.Fun read with some interesting perspectives as to personal and societal priorities.

  • Chris
    2019-01-19 03:44

    Great book

  • Debbie Scott
    2019-01-17 22:18

    VERY GOOD DYSTOPIAN ( or apocalyptic if you perfer ) SERIESA good start to a new series, with some excellent backstory as needed. The characters, both human and animal, reflect some very serious thought to how they would interact with each other. I have part two downloaded thru KU and cannot wait to read. Thank you for a very interesting read, Danny and Debbie Scott.

  • RondoCelt
    2019-01-23 03:40

    Quite a unique and very interesting story.This is quite unlike any story I've read before. Character build-up and plot development was great. The storyline kept me hooked. Basically a "before the last great war" to "after...", you just keep reading to find out what our future may hold. What will we do if that time becomes us?

  • IMHO
    2019-01-24 22:42

    A Great story reminiscent of Andre Norton ( One of the Masters of Science Fiction ). If you have not had the opportunity to read her work, do so! Craig Martelle's Free Trader series should be a greatadventure as we follow Braden and his companions on their quest for knowledge and trying to rebuild what was lost.A MUST READ

  • Stephanie Bolen
    2018-12-30 00:22

    A solid hitWorld building first rate. Plot was basic but well executed. Characters were great even the minor characters. Pacing was spot on. Writing was interesting with the descriptions, but the modern slang and nicknames were a bit jarring.

  • Mimi Davis Hopkins
    2018-12-30 22:37

    Lost¿This is a very well written and enjoyable story. If you are interested in going on a fabulous fantastic journey into the world of"is it possible"this is a book you would enjoy.

  • Eric Prater
    2019-01-18 00:18

    Great story,!I liked this book it has a lot of heart. Well plotted, neat story line and a floating turtle does it get any better? Fun read didn't know which way it would go.

  • Nancy Phy
    2019-01-15 01:27

    FascinatingThis story was so fascinating with its unique characters. I enjoyed it very much and would recommend it to anyone that enjoys fantasy.

  • Charles Yoder
    2018-12-28 00:43

    I wasn't sure if I would like this book. It's not quite the kind I like, but I found myself enjoying it. The characters and the situations they found themselves in were interesting.

  • Dave Webber
    2019-01-10 22:30

    Entertaining BookEnjoyable writing, well developed and evolving characters. Plenty of good action. Easy to fall into the pace of the storyline.

  • Ann Zdunczyk
    2019-01-05 04:31

    Another great readI have read a number of his other books and was waiting for more when I decided to read his other books and I am so glad I did!!

  • Carla
    2019-01-14 03:36

    Great startGreat author, i like the characters human and other. I first read Craig in the Kutherian (sp) Gambit and am now catching up on all his other books.Carla B

  • Mark
    2018-12-25 05:46

    Really, it's a 3.5 star book.

  • Russell Quinton
    2019-01-16 04:43

    I enjoyed this story.This author's writing reminded me of some of Andre Norton's writing. Not quite as polished as Orton. but I think this author has the potential to be as good or better. If the rest of his stories are as good he has captured a follower and I will read anything he writes.

  • Craig Martelle
    2019-01-24 05:32

    Following the civil war on the human colonized world of Cygnus VII, life and civilization rise again. Can humans and intelligent animals work together to protect humanity from itself? Follow the adventures of Free Trader Braden, a female warrior, a Hawkoid, Hillcat, and Tortoid as they fight to build a new civilization.

  • Christine Stewart
    2018-12-29 00:28

    Enjoyable ReadThis was an enjoyable read. The animal characters were well done, I especially liked Aadi, the turtle, and the hawk. The plot kept me engaged and the characters were interesting. I'll be curious to see if we find out what is driving Braden's 'bad luck' prior to entering the desert.

  • Darlene
    2019-01-18 22:29

    Animal anticsThis book was different than I expected. I wasn't sure on would like it, but after the first dozen short chapters I was thoroughly entrenched and mesmerized. I loved the interaction between the human and the animals. I became so involved that I was glad I had gotten the second book to read next.

  • Nipa
    2019-01-13 04:28

    Great read!Definitely a five-star start to what looks to be an awesome series. Characters are likeable and I look forward to seeing their development. If you are into dystopian sci-fi you will definitely like this.

  • Norma Reasor
    2019-01-09 23:36

    Good YA and olderVery good. This book would be suitable for mature young readers to older ones. A bit of violence but very subdued. I found myself forgetting the companions were not humans. The quest to find the old tech was nothing to be prepared for. Enjoy

  • Barry
    2019-01-13 05:18

    Enjoyable probably Y/A combination of Fantasy and Science Fiction Trading, partnering with mentally talking animals and mutated hybrid beings

  • Judy
    2019-01-09 23:25

    Absolutely love it, great story without over dramatized conflict. Love the interaction between Braden and his traveling companions. Looking forward to books 2 and 3.

  • Stephen
    2019-01-10 04:30

    Craig tells a compelling story with vivid characters and a fun plot. Anyone who enjoys post apocalyptic stories will enjoy this series. I highly recommend it.

  • Tim
    2019-01-14 23:35

    Engaging and interesting teen SciFi book. Quick paced story with some interesting concepts and characters.