Rust Bucket Chronicles

Yvette van Niekerk By Yvette van Niekerk, 20th Apr 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Rusty is a young chap who wants to serve in the Third Rifles, a change of events changes his destiny into what he never thought or dreamed about. He saves the life of their Queen and meet up with giant lizards. A page turner, a must read.

Personal Rating of Book

Book Review: Rust Bucket Chronicles
Author: Ted Blasche
Personal Quality Rating: 4
Reviewer: Yvette van Niekerk (South Africa)


The story is about the Rusty Buckley, a young man who joined the army in NewArk another planet. Some writing about the army and the base and what they experience, if you are a guy I think you would enjoy that, and then a strange thing happens there is attempt to kill Queen Arrabella.

It’s clear that Rysty has always dreamt of joining the Third Rifles and now things are going his way. A change of events bring him into a Garbassas where he needs to fight giant lizards. Teehee great fun, exciting and exhilarating.

The story’s based around the army as many weapons and army tactics are used in the story.

Social / Historical Context:

A page turner and the science fiction are interesting I enjoyed the read. Many exciting stuff that happens in the swamp and there are some interesting characters in the story.
An experience I never had before and it was interesting to see how the author got the things in place. I like the giant lizards and the action around it.

Writing Style:

The writing style to my mind is evocation. The writer definitely enjoyed the military thing, I don’t know what experience he has but it seems he is knowledgeable on that area. He enjoyed writing the story and had a lot of interesting ideas. I could imagine many of the places and it was almost realistic at times.

My Thoughts:

I felt sorry for Rust in the beginning of the story he had been through a lot but thank goodness life changes and people get some exciting breaks.
My science fiction stories are growing it seems, people in general have an extraordinary imagination, it was fun, I think people that like something different than your day to day love story will enjoy this book. A change from all the drama and some action is always good. I think this was a good read.


Army, Banter, Giant Lizards, Queen, Science Fiction, Soldiers

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I am a Newbie Freelance Writer and now I am living my dream I started my blog writing about my faith and then decided to do a little freelance writing and now I want to build my experience and I am lo

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author avatar Kingwell
20th Apr 2015 (#)

Good review, Blessings.

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author avatar Yvette van Niekerk
20th Apr 2015 (#)

Thank you Kingwell, I do appreciate your comments, you are a blessing!

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author avatar Carol Roach
23rd Apr 2015 (#)

Sounds like a good book, in the future I will put up my book here

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author avatar Yvette van Niekerk
23rd Apr 2015 (#)

It was Carol, really good. ;-) you are a blessing

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