The Protocols of Uma (The Journeyers Tale #1)

The Protocols of Uma (The Journeyers Tale #1)❰PDF / Epub❯ ✅ The Protocols of Uma (The Journeyers Tale #1) Author John Brage – The Umae teeter on the brink of extinction Their blood rivals the Hek have mysteriously made huge leaps forward in technology and are now poised to exterminate them Their godlike protectors the Journe The Umae teeter on the brink of extinction Their blood rivals the Hek have mysteriously made huge leaps forward in technology and are now poised to exterminate them Their godlike protectors the Journeyers have not been heard from for centuries Just as their society is poised to collapse the Journeycraft Starshine returns to them from deep space Prohibited from using advanced technology by an ancient set of laws known as The Protocols the Starshine's terminally ill Command Agent must lead a ragtag group of exiles The Protocols PDF/EPUB ² on an overwater uest to investigate a clue to the Umaes' ultimate salvation But the Hek stalk them at every turn and a would be dictator plots his own ascension to power Can the Journeyers restore the faith the Umae once had in them Can the key to the Umaes' survival be found in time And what is the Starshine's Command Agent willing to sacrifice in order to have the only thing he ever truly wanted. Protocols of Uma was a fun face paced engaging novel by a new author I found myself staying up a little too late a couple of nights to see what happened next always the mark of a good book for me The story line is interesting and raises plenty of uestions that I anticipate the authoring answering in subseuent novels I am fascinated by the the uestion of how the societies on Uma came to be than some of the weird alien life form part of the story but that does provide for some action and intrigue I like a book that has characters that I can relate to or sympathize with and also has ones that I can hate and I was disappointed I look forward to the seuel and hope it's released soon While I have read some the YA dystopian books my kids are reading I hadn't read a good sci fi book in decades Loved it bring on Blinding Sky Wonderfully visualwriter has a talented way of painting a picture Builds character relationships so well that you instantly form your favorites Great read for sci fi fans with very well written descriptions Keeps you on the edge of your seat and excited for the next installment Great read for mecouldn't stop thinking about what will happen next and sad to be finished with it The Protocols of Uma is very well written and was not at all what I expected The beginning of the book was obviously providing valuable information pertaining to the story but still kept me interested Once the story began to involve I was unable to put the book down Now I'm waiting anxiously for the seuel Nice job Note The author provided me with a copy of the book free of charge in exchange for an honest reviewThe Protocols of Uma proves that building universes or even just galaxies is hard work John Brage has made a strong and interesting effort at building one We the readers are shown a very focussed view of a culture that is split into space traveling explorers who possess a very high level of technology and the two separate societies of decidedly low tech planet bound population The surface dwellers are a society separated into three strata the chroniclers the guards and ordinary people There are characters from each who are introduced and developed though all but one of the guards are interchangeable muscleThere is another group of cynical people Portentists who appear early in the story before the journey ship lands but its arrival undermines their reason for appearing and group identity and they're swept off the stage There is also another group on the planet’s surface the “hek” who are presented as a feared outside “other” to be avoided at all costsThere are many named characters all of whom have single syllable names which is at first a bit of a challenge Only a very few of them are developed to the point where the author reveals insights into what motivates them The best developed characters are the crew of the returned journey ship Min is an aging journeyer who's getting what is in effect a medical discharge and Jack a young crew member who has plenty of skills but not much experience The two named chroniclers Bal and Shudeserve some development of character and motivation but they're both flat and lacking in complexity or motivation other than an implied loyalty their offices and blind adherence to rules It was very difficult to find a reason for what Shu did other than devotion to the Protocols and office of head chronicler Bal was an even thinner character who seems to be nothing than the bad guy whose only reason to exist is to provide a conflict with ShuAll of the conflicts appear to come from various characters occupations and their relationship to the un elaborated Protocols of the title Any time a decision is made it rests on the strength of the anonymous Directors and the Protocols that they handed down to the present generations to be administered by the chroniclers and obeyed unuestioningly by the rest of the populationThe back story of the society the mission of the journey ships the directors and the world in general are all things that I would have liked to read aboutThe Protocols of Uma is an interesting societal survival story with many characters on a world with just enough back story to propel the action but not enough to create a richly satisfying experience The multiple story lines move among several times and places in a manner that is confusing at first but eventually finds its stride and pace The story converges to an adventure on the planet surface with a select group of characters forced together as a result of chroniclers enforcing the Protocols With as many characters and personalities presented this reader was left with an interest in learning about each of them The book closes at a point that answers one uestion but leaves many other uestions open and sets the stage for the next volume the series In many ways it feels like things are just being set up for much further exposition in the next book Blinding SkyProduction note The paperback version of the book that I received had many design drawbacks in the typography and layout There was also a generous handful of “spell check is not enough” errors words that while correctly spelled and bearing some likely similarity to the desired word had no business appearing in the text themselves There were several other problems including too large a type size and line spacing excessive paragraph indents and other typographic details that mark this as a samizdat work and not the product of an established publisher These problems detracted somewhat from an otherwise interesting novel A group of space explorers styled Journeyers return to their home world weary from the pressure of their ongoing mission to find a new habitable planet and heartsick over the loss of one of their crew members to find their own society from which they have been absent for generations has stagnated further into a group of drones following rules and traditions with no understanding behind their actions as a people The Journeyers near mystical beings to their planet bound counterparts are immediately presented with a puzzle to be solved another ship landed less than a year ago merely to sit sealed and apparently lifeless As it becomes clear that the mystery ship carried critical data regarding their own mission the key to their species' very survival internal politics and legalism interfere at every turn The crew is pushed in different directions just as their combined expertise is most needed for in the background the true menace proceeds undetectedThe Protocols of Uma is the first part in the serialization The Journeyers' Tale its story soon to be continued in Blinding Sky It is a uick paced enjoyable story written in a staccato style that brings to mind the Umae's own signal drums on the shore calling a group of desperate children on the water to the perception of safety as their teacher calls cadence for them The cliffhanger ending is one of the pitfalls of modern publishing but the other side of that coin is that the seuel will be released soon I received this book as part of a Goodreads giveaway in exchange for an honest reviewThe Protocols of Uma is approx 250 pages and I would say is probably meant for early late teen reading The story was very original and I really liked it John Brage set a nice pace not too fast but not too slow either for the story and he kept it interesting the whole time The backstory had to be pieced together by the reader which I actually really enjoyed Towards the end of the book it did start to get far interesting which leads me to my first issue This book was way too short Honestly I was really starting to get into it the last 50 100 pages and then the books ends with way story to tell There was no resolution to anything at all so it really seemed like half a book My second issue with the book is with the characters The characters were great however everyones name was one single syllable Now it has something to do with the story after reading it though I don't know WHY it is this way but its hard to keep track of 15 characters that all have single syllable names I just had a real hard time Last issue was the timeline There were 2 stories going on at one point and at first I didn't realize that they were two different times When they started to intersect I couldn't wrap my head around when things started to sync up All in all I'd certainly recommend this series to younger readers The Protocols of Uma was provided to me as an ebook in exchange for an honest review So here we goI did enjoy this book It read like it was doing a lot of set up for things to come The story was interesting enough to hold my interest and whet my appetite for There are a lot of unresolved uestions and since it is the start of a series has a to be continued kind of endingThere are multiple story lines to follow several different characters None of which are there merely there to take up space Each has their own story their own motivation and their own integral part of the story Not a lot of action as yet but again I felt this book was laying the groundwork for the next books in the seriesI have connected to several characters and eagerly await the opportunity to see what comes next I found Protocols to be cerebral I caught myself asking uestions such as; why did they do that? How did they expect to maintain this? I usually accept a story as it is presented so this reaction was different for me Not better or worse just differentAll this to say Protocols of Uma is a good book the time to read it But be prepared to get caught up in a series that will keep you wanting and having to wait for the next installment I'm not the most patient person in the world but what ya gonna do?EnjoyMike The Protocols of UMA The Journeyers' Tale Book 1 by John Brage is a very enticing science fiction read and one I could very easily read again It's engaging and very well thought out as the first book of the series The author John Brage did a wonderful job writing this book The characters were complexly created but played into the storyline perfectly It's written so well and detailed I could visualize everything Even though it's fast paced I found that to make it thrilling for me It takes the saying never judge a book by it's cover literally I never expected to find what I did in those pages by just looking at the cover This book and author really blew me away It's hard not to give spoilers away to explain parts of the book I loved and I'm having to refrain I can say that without a doubt I recommend me this book whole heartedly to every science fiction book lover and any reader who enjoys a very imaginative story This one is a must read I was provided a copy of this book by the author for my honest reviewReviewed By Keishian After Dark Reading Nook I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest reviewThis is basically half a book I know that there are seuels but still it should have had at least some kind of ending I generally don't mind if the author doesn't answer all the uestions in the first part of a series but here he just takes the book from us in the middleOtherwise it is a very uniue and well developed story with very well described characters and world The author is definitely talented this book was not like other sci fi stories I have read I was not bored for a moment while reading it The story is fast paced it kept me up during the night There are multiple storylines but I didn't find this disturbing just made the story complex I also liked the diverse personalities of the characters how they interacted and how each of them had their own effect on their adventuresI would have given five stars if there wasn't such a huge cliffhanger Pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed this book as sci fi is not my typical genre The prologue captured my attention immediately The plot was logical and there were some plot twists that caught me by surprise The interactions of the characters were believable and engaging There were many unanswered uestions how did this society come about what is the origin of the mysterious protocols what happened to the directors? I am looking forward to seeing these uestions resolved in the next book Highly recommend

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  • Paperback
  • 238 pages
  • The Protocols of Uma (The Journeyers Tale #1)
  • John Brage
  • English
  • 19 April 2014
  • 9781940155272