The Debt Collector Season 1 & 2 by Susan Kaye Quinn-a review

The Debt Collector Season 1 &  2 by Susan Kaye Quinn-a review

Debt Collector Season 2

Amazon.com

ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date December 15, 2014

What’s your life worth on the open market?
In this gritty urban fantasy, debt collectors take your life energy and give it to someone more “worthy”… all while paying the price with black marks on their souls.

Wraith is a shadow in the night, haunting the bedrooms of the rich “high potentials” who have stolen life energy from the desperate and dying. The justice and the sweet mercy hit that follow keep her from falling into her own personal abyss. Her secret nighttime work also keeps her on level for her real mission: carrying on her father’s legacy of attempting to bring an end to debt collection as a whole. But when a mysterious debt collector interrupts her in the act and discovers her secret, everything Wraith loves may be destroyed by the one thing she can never fix– the original sin of being a debt collector herself.

Contains mature content and themes.

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REVIEW: 4.5 stars–THE DEBT COLLECTOR Season 2 is the second installment in Susan Kaye Quinn’s urban fantasy, dystopian Debt Collector cyber-punk series where you pay your debt with your life. This is reluctant debt collector Alexandrea ‘Wraith’ Sterling’s storyline- a story that looks at the moral, ethical and illegal complications of taking a life for the sake of beauty, youth and life ever lasting.

Originally released in serial format, THE DEBT COLLECTOR Season 2 is a storyline that looks at the potential of too much power in the hands of too few. There are emotional, psychological and moral implications of a society that takes a life for payment of a debt. In a world where the rich and powerful have all of the control, the poorest of the poor will pay with their lives in an unending cycle of debt collecting and payout and in the end everyone owes a debt to the man above.

Wraith is a reluctant debt collector whose entire life has revolved around stopping the government sanctioned debt collecting. She is the epitome of everything both she and her late father hate-someone who pulls the life energy from the people who owe a debt to someone more powerful and in control. But a man named Moloch and his band of rogue debt collectors known as the Gehenna are willing to risk everyone in order to prove that trying to control the collectors will result in the deaths of thousands.

The principle characters are colorful, energetic and not without some conscience. The evil layer of society discovered that the debt collecting is a business of which they wanted to control, and in this our heroes and heroines are caught between what they do and what they know has to be done. The world building continues to look at the illegal collection of life and payouts to those who can afford.

I read THE DEBT COLLECTOR Season 2 in a nine installment serial format. Whether you are a fan of the serial stylization or not, it is recommended that you read Season 1 before reading Season 2. There is a vast amount of information revealed in each season, leading towards the culmination of the series in Season 5.

Susan Kaye Quinn fast paced, energetic, dystopian cyber-punk world of the Debt Collector will make you think about society’s direction and just how much IS your life really worth?

Copy supplied by the author.

Reviewed by Sandy

 

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THE DEBT COLLECTOR
(Vol 1-9 Season I)
by Susan Kaye Quinn

Debt Collector Season 1ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date December 2013

Amazon.com / Barnes and Noble

What’s your life worth on the open market?
A debt collector can tell you precisely.

Lirium plays the part of the grim reaper well, with his dark trenchcoat, jackboots, and the black marks on his soul that every debt collector carries. He’s just in it for his cut, the ten percent of the life energy he collects before he transfers it on to the high potentials, the people who will make the world a better place with their brains, their work, and their lives. That hit of life energy, a bottle of vodka, and a visit from one of Madam Anastazja’s sex workers keep him alive, stable, and mostly sane… until he collects again. But when his recovery ritual is disrupted by a sex worker who isn’t what she seems, he has to choose between doing an illegal hit for a girl whose story has more holes than his soul or facing the bottle alone–a dark pit he’s not sure he’ll be able to climb out of again.

The Debt Collector serial is a dark and gritty future-noir about a world where your life-worth is tabulated on the open market and going in debt risks a lot more than your credit rating. What’s a serial? It’s a sequence of stories, like a TV series, where each episode is connected to a larger story arc. Each episode is 11-15k (40-60 pages) in length, and each collection of three episodes is the length of a short novel. There will be nine episodes in the first season.

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REVIEW: THE DEBT COLLECTOR Season 1 is the first Season in Susan Kaye Quinn’s urban fantasy/sci-fi / cyber punk series focusing on a world where your debt is paid with your life. A Debt Collector is one who has the ability to remove the remaining life force from those about to pass on and transfer the energy to others -but- with death comes responsibilities and there are those who use their abilities for illegal and financial gains. Told from first person POV (Lirium) this is the story of Debt Collector Delirium (Lirium) Joe Miller.

Originally released as a nine part serial series, Season I focuses on a few weeks in the life of Lirium Miller-a Debt Collector with a conscience-one whose guilt will eat away at what is left of his soul. The deeper Lirium falls into the program the more he discovers that not everything and every assignment are ethically or morally true. Our hero will discover that the people assigned to ensure his mental and physical safety are the same people who will betray Lirium when he needs them the most.

THE DEBT COLLECTOR Season I takes the reader into a futuristic world where the human value is worth only as much as the debt that is owed and that debt must be paid with what remains of one’s life. This is a story that looks at the ethical side of the end of life; the termination of life forces; and the big business of medicine, government and life ever lasting. For those without the ability to pay for their medical care, a Debt Collector will take what remains of their life and give it to someone with the potential to do better.

Susan Kaye Quinn pulls the reader into an imaginative tale where medical ethics and human morals are at war with one another. When humanity has reached a point where one’s debt must be paid with one’s life, who becomes the winner in a game of the haves and the have-nots?

Copy supplied by the author.

Reviewed by Sandy

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