Idyll (The Idyll Trilogy Book 1)

Idyll The Idyll Trilogy Book Hold on tight for a New Adult Sci Fi Adventure that s caught in the crossfire between Firefly and Cormac McCarthy s The Road Idyll is a rugged planet a new simpler start for some settlers who

  • Title: Idyll (The Idyll Trilogy Book 1)
  • Author: James Derry
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 459
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Hold on tight for a New Adult Sci Fi Adventure that s caught in the crossfire between Firefly and Cormac McCarthy s The Road Idyll is a rugged planet a new, simpler start for some 10,000 settlers who have fled Mother Earth But a strange plague of contagious sleep has devastated their Settlement, sparked by a mysterious mantra called the Lullaby.After a three year quaraHold on tight for a New Adult Sci Fi Adventure that s caught in the crossfire between Firefly and Cormac McCarthy s The Road Idyll is a rugged planet a new, simpler start for some 10,000 settlers who have fled Mother Earth But a strange plague of contagious sleep has devastated their Settlement, sparked by a mysterious mantra called the Lullaby.After a three year quarantine, Walt and Samuel Starboard set out from their ranch on a mission to cure their comatose mother and find their missing father For days they ride through a blighted landscape deserted cabins and gravestones and the ruins of towns destroyed by fire Just when the brothers are about to give up, they stumble upon a second pair of survivors, two beautiful and determined sisters.Miriam and Virginia Bridge offer new hope, but they also present new problems Stirrings of emotion and shifting priorities threaten to set the brothers against each other Can Walt and Samuel overcome years of festering resentment, or will their rivalry tear them apart before they can reunite their broken family And will any of them survive the revelation of who or what unleashed the Lullaby on their home world EDITORIAL REVIEWS y oh boy I never saw the big plot twist coming I still can t get over it, to be honest powderandpage.wordpress I am so thoroughly impressed by how much I enjoyed this book hopelessbookaddict.wordpress

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    1. James Derry Is a well-known author, some of his books are a fascination for readers like in the Idyll (The Idyll Trilogy Book 1) book, this is one of the most wanted James Derry author readers around the world.

    2. Terrific read.The teaser calls Idyll a cross between Firefly and McCarthy’s The Road. The first half indeed has a Firefly border towns minus Mal and the crew feel. Thankfully no where near as dark and depressing as The Road. Then you get to the surprise twist that drives he second half and Idyll becomes a wholly different, much more complex sci-fi story reminiscent of Hugh Howey’s Silo series.My first read of Derry. I like his writing. Snappy character driven dialogue/monologe propels the st [...]

    3. Mehreen Ahmed's reviewThis book, Idyll is not just another mysterious sci-fi, but a fascinating read based on real problems on earth as well. On a more practical note, this book would be ideal for all of those living amongst an idyllic surroundings of either a ranch or a farm; animal loving readers and those who care about conservation of the ecology. James portrays a knowledgeable account of such issues in great details built around a well-developed story set on a fantasy land. 'Feral ticks', l [...]

    4. This book was good. I'm not overly enthused but I feel like that me, I just don't normally read thus type of book but I still enjoyed it. The story was solid, personally I felt it had a little firefly wild west feel to it, that's just what my brain wanted, and the plague was really original, loved, loved, loved that, found it just the right balance of creepy. I agree with some other reviewers the beginning felt a little slow but not unimportant, I just wish the pace was quicker and I liked some [...]

    5. A well-written story supported by outstanding detailI must say that this story started out a bit slow and even got to the point I consider monotonous. However, the fact it was so well written, nicely edited and rich with beautifully rendered descriptions coupled with enough suspense to make me wonder what was going on, I kept reading and was not disappointed.The author did an excellent job of creating a new world to which Earthlings are immigrating to escape their own as it loses viability. The [...]

    6. 4.5 starsIt's rare that a book gives me chills. This one did.I can't think of another story quite like this. It is reflective of "The Road" with the main part of the story showing us a pained journey through a dangerous landscape. I didn't get the "Firefly" comparison at all because this has quite a different tone (if you're expecting fun characters, shootouts, and Whedon wit, this is not that). But, there are definitely great Sci-Fi elements (a terraformed planet, native creatures, etc) while m [...]

    7. I'd read a mere ten per cent of IDYLL when I decided that this was the best book I've read this year. By the end, I'd come to the conclusion that Derry's novel is one of my favourite of all time. It is beguiling, addictive and wonderfully-written, and I found myself reading into the small hours.The four main characters are unique and believable; most importantly, they make you actually care about their fate. Theirs is a thankless task, as they trek across miles of barren alien territory, strivin [...]

    8. James Derry is a superb writer. I gave “Line of Descent” five stars, and “Idyll” is another classic from him. This is one for particularly resilient fans of well-written dystopian novels: because for 74% of the book, horror is piled on “horror in a series of relentlessly awful days”. The protagonists are on a planet 13 light years from Earth, where the intrepid human settlers face insuperable obstacles in a heartaching struggle for survival. The detail is exquisite, the descriptions [...]

    9. I received a copy of this book from LibraryThing in exchange for an honest review.A very well-written dystopian novel. Human settlers on a terraformed planet far from earth have encountered a mysterious malady called The Lullaby, which effectively decimated their settlements. Walt and Samuel Starboard set out to find other survivors and to perhaps find out the truth of The Lullaby. Enjoyable and well- developed, this is one for the "Best of 2016" shelf! Looking forward to more installments!

    10. It seems that in the cool, clear months of Autumn, cowboys, gold rushes and all things Western are hot in the literary world. We’ve got the recently released titles Vengeance Road and Walk on Earth A Stranger, which seems to be pretty typical Westerns (aside from supernatural powers). They seem appealing, but you know what would be WAY cooler? Space cowboys, or rather, cattlemen. You read that right, Idyll by James Derry is a SPACE WESTERN. James was kind enough to send me a copy of his book t [...]

    11. I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest reviewIdyll is a planet 13 light years from Earth. The story follows two siblings in their early twenties, Walt and Samuel. A plague, known as the Lullaby, which leaves people comatose, strikes the planet. After a three-year quarantine, the Starboard brothers set out from their ranch on a mission to cure their comatose mother and find their missing father.Much of the book has a Western meets post apocalyptic feel to it, and only in th [...]

    12. Originally posted at hopelessbookaddict.wordpress4.5 STARS**I was given an ARC copy of this book from the author is exchange for an honest review**I am so thoroughly impressed by how much I enjoyed this book.I’ll be honest with you. When it comes to self-published books, I’m a bit jaded. I go into all books with an open mind but, as a general rule, I don’t expect as much from self-published authors. And of all the self-published books I’ve read so far (granted, that’s not a lot), Idyll [...]

    13. This is one of the best books of any genre I have read for some time. Idyll is very much at the intelligent end of speculative science fiction. The technologies, once you start to understand them, may seem thin on scientific logic, but the philosophical speculation behind the storytelling process is extremely stimulating. How unique Derry's vision is I couldn't possibly say, as there is just so much brilliant and diverse science fiction out there now that the publishing walls have tumbled, but w [...]

    14. James Derry wrote an excellent novel.Idyll is full of imagery. It sucks you straight into the world of the new planet, Idyll. There’s an immediate introduction of plot and characters that gets the story moving straight away. The reader immediately wants to know more about what’s going on. I would say that within the first few chapters, I was very curious about the world I’d just been introduced to. There are some logs between some of the chapters, and it is important that the reader reads [...]

    15. I started this read not knowing exactly where it was taking me. At first, I thought we were somewhere in the Arizona desert, at a ranch… or at least somewhere remotely familiar. It took me sometime, and a couple of chapters later to know that I was into a sci-fi read. I love sci-fi, and I’m always marveled at how sci-fi writers weave their story webs.This story was particularly subtle, especially, the love affaire. Here was two young men who escaped a terrible epidemic outbreak that wiped ou [...]

    16. *A Copy of this Book Was Given To Me By The Author In Exchange For An Honest Review*Any time that Firefly is mentioned in a blurb it is pretty much guaranteed to get my attention and so I was very intrigued to see what this had to offer.This is not a light, easy read. It is very dark and fans of dystopian fiction I am sure will appreciate how this story unfolds with a very complete world evolving, even if I am pretty sure it is not a world I would want to be a part of.My only complaint, that whi [...]

    17. Idyll is the story of two brothers who set out from their remote home in search of the father while caring for their mother, stricken by a mysterious illness named "The Lullaby". Set on the terra-formed planet, Idyll, author James Derry unfolds a story fraught with tension for characters, Walt and Samuel Starboard as they travel across their rugged planet after having been self-quarantined for several years. Along the way, these brother will discover the secrets of the dangerous disease suffered [...]

    18. **I was given an ARC copy of this book from the author is exchange for an honest review**Idyll by James Derry is an incredibly thoughtful, well written piece of dystopian fiction. Derry’s comparison of his book to McCarthy’s The Road worried me, in that, The Road was so masterfully written. Without a doubt, Idyll demonstrates an equal level of brilliance. Fans of this type of story will be swept away in Derry’s world.The use of an auditory plague called The Lullaby was intriguing. In all h [...]

    19. Idyll by James Derry is a very unique sci-fi fantasy novel. It takes place on another world unlike ours in many ways but from Earth's people and some animals. The author is very good about making the reader feel like you are there and experiencing what the kids there are feeling. Walt and Sam are trying to find their father that left years ago and at the same time trying to find a cure for a sickness their mother has. They meet up with two girls. They decide to travel together. There are very un [...]

    20. Idyll is one of the most unique stories I've read in a long time. I saw the comparisons to Firelfy, and while I don't necessarily agree on that point, the book is highly imaginative and has a personality all its own. The beginning is a tad on the slow side, but stick with it, because it builds into something truly satisfying, particularly the ending. (This is where I find writing reviews difficult. I don't want to give anything away! But talk about twists)I was particularly impressed by the auth [...]

    21. With Idyll, James Derry has created a compelling and cleverly elaborated first book of a trilogy. Throughout the journey, you learn more about Walt and Samuel's brotherly issues; as in real life, siblings world views collide. I was drawn into the story right away - as a silent (thankfully invisible) co-traveller. The author tells the story in a quite intense way - giving the reader the opportunity to be very close; he handles his characters with empathy. As the story proceeds you learn more abou [...]

    22. Customer Review5.0 out of 5 stars Spell-binding and creative, February 13, 2016By KAREN INGALLSVerified Purchase(What's this?)This review is from: Idyll (The Idyll Trilogy Book 1) (Kindle Edition)I am not a fan of science fiction however I did like Idyll. I am amazed at the creativity of the author whose imagination for a time in the very distant future. A new planet is being colonized and there is a semi-coma state some people are put under called The Lullaby. The two main characters are Sam an [...]

    23. ** I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.**'Idyll' was one of those books that pulls you in and doesn't let go. It's definitely an adventure. The storyline was incredibly creative and very descriptive. I could picture each landscape and scenario. The way the story unfolded held quite a few surprises. I loved it. The characters were great. Walt and Samuel were complete opposites. They both had their own strengths and weaknesses. but they worked together as family. [...]

    24. This book was ok for me. I think is started slow but it picked up a few chapters in. I think the book has a good story line and I was impressed with how much I liked this book. I was not sure when I first started reading it. I hold most my opinions to the ends of the books I read but I think this book had me about halfway through. * I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review*

    25. Magnificent!This was a great story, and very unique to its sci-fi genre. The story (even though it was about another planet) was very relateable. It was full of devastation on the planet Idyll, as well as aliens. The planet and the settlers were realistic. Gives a whole new meaning to the word Lullaby! Highly enjoyable book, filled with twists that you just don't see coming.

    26. I love Planet Idyll! You instantly fall in love with Walt and Samuel which is good since many stories don't have likable characters, the brothers explain and describe their adventure. I will admit that I really wanted a map to follow along with while I read the travels.I recommend this book for anyone who loves a good scifi adventure.

    27. I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. This book started slow, but definitely got better. Strong plotline and solid characters with very descriptive writing, I could really picture be locations and characters. The dialogue and thoughts of the male characters got a bit annoying. But I stuck with it anyway as it was a good story. A good book, all in all.

    28. Riveting book, and, wow, I'll just say that nothing is the way it appears. The combination of western-style adventure and a science fiction tale of settlement on a far-distant planet work perfectly together.

    29. I enjoyed this enough that I'll probably keep up with the trilogy. The final act has an inevitable twist that usurps what came before in a way that gives me mixed feelings, but it is well written and will paced.

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