The Watch (Clarity, #1)

The Watch Clarity Earth Civilization has been crippled by the Blood Plague There is no cure no treatment and no hope for the infected Government has long been forgotten An order of medics known as the Doctors r

  • Title: The Watch (Clarity, #1)
  • Author: Briana Herlihy
  • ISBN: 9781495929762
  • Page: 386
  • Format: Paperback
  • Earth, 7026 Civilization has been crippled by the Blood Plague There is no cure, no treatment, and no hope for the infected Government has long been forgotten An order of medics known as the Doctors rule over Earth and impose a harsh standard on what remains of human population to prevent further outbreaks Orphan Ren Grant has been hunted by the Doctors since childhooEarth, 7026 Civilization has been crippled by the Blood Plague There is no cure, no treatment, and no hope for the infected Government has long been forgotten An order of medics known as the Doctors rule over Earth and impose a harsh standard on what remains of human population to prevent further outbreaks Orphan Ren Grant has been hunted by the Doctors since childhood under the false accusation of being a carrier of the Blood Plague Ren s hiding place is finally discovered, but not by the Doctors Rian Sloan and his group of vigilantes discover and kidnap her Instead of turning her in to the Doctors and receiving their ransom, Sloan and his group take Ren with them on their mysterious journey for one reason the Watch Ren s mother entrusted to her before dying, the Watch that is the only missing element in Sloan s plan of escaping Earth.What follows is an adventure full of Doctors and plagues, of flaying knives and space travel, of sacrifice and blind trust, of hope restored and love sacrificed.

    One thought on “The Watch (Clarity, #1)”

    1. This is really enjoyable. Lots of pace, with lively action set pieces; the whole thing is propelled along with a vibrant energy. The world built is well-rounded and solidly realised, the barren landscapes vividly described and clearly envisioned. There is a great physicality to the writing that is very effective and I was drawn into the story almost immediately.The central character of Ren is youthful yet multilayered enough to care about. The intrigue of her backstory succeeds in piquing curios [...]

    2. Firstly, before I say anything else, I will say that The Watch is a stimulating post-apocalyptic sci-fi adventure with flowing writing and overall a well put-together story. It’s about the Union, struggling to rebuild Earth in the wake of the terrifying Doctors (“wet his flaying knife before peeling off her skin”) and the uncontrollable Filavirus. However, at Base One (Union HQ) there is a hope for a band of vigilantes to escape on the ship Clarity, but first they need a Watch…Orphan Ren [...]

    3. Set 5000 years in the future, the story follows a young woman, Ren, as she flees from ‛the Doctors’, and is kidnapped by a small group of vigilantes/ vagabonds/ mercenaries, led by a man called Sloan.The story is concerned as much about Ren and the dynamics of the different characters in Sloan's group as it is about telling the story, which is quite refreshing. It can be difficult (especially in sci-fi) to find characters that are more than simple place-holders, Mary-Sues, and/ or one dimens [...]

    4. Characterised by strong writing and gritty, terse events, The Watch by Anna Herlihy is nothing less than an enormously enjoyable entry to the dystopian Sci-Fi market and is well worth your attention. The story follows a 'Disposable' called Ren who has mild adaptations to surface living as she is kidnapped by a mysterious group of travellers led by the enigmatic, unforgiving Sloan, who seems to need her for one thing and one thing only - her watch, given to her by her mother. We follow Sloan and [...]

    5. This review was originally published on Kurt's Frontier.Note: This book was provided by the author for an honest review.Synopsis:Ren Grant is an orphan being hunted by a group of killers called Doctors for being accused of carrying the Blood Plague. Ren lives on a dystopian Earth in the year 7026. The Blood Plague has crippled civilization. Government is a distant memory. The Doctors are an order of medics who impose harsh measures to arrest the spread of the plague. However, they’ve grown to [...]

    6. In the future, the Blood Plague has crippled society and the Doctors now rule. Ren Grant’s parents were killed by the Doctors and she has been on the run since as a Carrier of the Plague. When Ren is finally found, it is not by the Doctors, but by Rian Sloan and his group who are looking for a Keeper’s Watch. Ren happens to have her mother’s Watch. Rian needs her Watch to board a ship and escape Earth. Ren travels with Rian and his group to Myrreka. Ren goes through an adventure that will [...]

    7. Yes, this writer has talent!The imagery in this high-concept sci-fi is super evocative from the very beginning as we are introduced to female protagonist Ren and the merry band of dangerous folk with which she quickly becomes involved in a desperate attempt to escape her past!There are so many intriguing details that build this high-stakes moonlit world, from the triangular currency and the doctors with their black bird masks to ships in dark valleys, there's so much going on.As a non-aficionado [...]

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