Dhungwana 2117:A captivating sci-fi novel

The Dhungwana Chronicles (2117-3451) Part 1

Fiction - Science Fiction
103 Pages
Reviewed on 04/02/2015
Buy on Amazon

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Review Exchange Program, which is open to all authors and is completely free. Simply put, you agree to provide an honest review an author's book in exchange for the author doing the same for you. What sites your reviews are posted on (B&N, Amazon, etc.) and whether you send digital (eBook, PDF, Word, etc.) or hard copies of your books to each other for review is up to you. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email, and be sure to describe your book or include a link to your Readers' Favorite review page or Amazon page.

This author participates in the Readers' Favorite Book Donation Program, which was created to help nonprofit and charitable organizations (schools, libraries, convalescent homes, soldier donation programs, etc.) by providing them with free books and to help authors garner more exposure for their work. This author is willing to donate free copies of their book in exchange for reviews (if circumstances allow) and the knowledge that their book is being read and enjoyed. To begin, click the purple email icon to send this author a private email. Be sure to tell the author who you are, what organization you are with, how many books you need, how they will be used, and the number of reviews, if any, you would be able to provide.

Author Biography

Baibin Nighthawk writes spy fiction, thrillers and science fiction. She is the co-author of the Mark Savannah espionage series and of the Dhungwana Chronicles. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics and a Certificate in Art (Martenot Arts Plastiques, Paris).

Dominick Fencer writes spy fiction, thrillers and science fiction. He is the co-author of the Mark Savannah espionage series and of the Dhungwana Chronicles. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences and an MBA.

Nighthhawk and Fencer are the authors of 'Black Hawk Day Rewind' (Mark Savannah Espionage Series Book 1), The High-Yield Vector (Mark Savannah Espionage Series Book 2) and 'Dhungwana 2117 - The Dhungwana Chronicles (2117- 3451) Part 1'.

    Book Review

Reviewed by Faridah Nassozi for Readers' Favorite

In Dhungwana 2117 by Baibin Nighthawk and Dominick Fencer, Ian and Dayla, like any other person living in Dhungwana, were used to the restrictive but productive system whose ultimate goal was the common good of the entire community. Dayla, a financial analyst, was shocked when she accidentally came across information suggesting that Dhungwana might be controlled by a group whose end game was contrary to the common-good theory that was endlessly preached. Dhungwana was run by a system that allowed the authorities to monitor and, when necessary, manipulate everything - food, metabolism, stress, sex life, social interactions, memory ... name it and the government was controlling it. Ian and Dayla's suspicions were further aroused when they noticed a couple of strange deaths with explanations that did not add up. When they finally put all the pieces of the puzzle together, they could not believe the kind of future the Federal Communities had planned for Dhungwana, a future that threatened the very survival of the human race. Something had to be done to stop this threat.

Dhungwana 2117 by Baibin Nighthawk and Dominick Fencer is a captivating sci-fi novel that combines a unique and truly fascinating plot and compelling characters to deliver a true sci-fi thriller. I especially loved how Baibin Nighthawk and Dominick Fencer portrayed both the human and nonhuman characters, giving each a unique persona that added something extra to the story. The intriguing setting of the story was another exciting factor of the novel that completely blended in with the whole plot and perfectly fitted in every time a new part of the plot was added. Dhungwana 2117 will make a thrilling read for fans of the sci-fi genre, with a dose of romance and hi-tech action.

Samantha Dewitt (Rivera)

Dayla and Ian have been living a perfectly happy, perfectly normal life in Dhungwana until they stumble across some data that seems to change everything they thought they knew. Dhungwana isn’t the perfect place they always thought it was. Instead, it seems there’s something covert going on behind the scenes of the BlueGray Corporation. When Dayla and Ian first discover the abnormalities, they are certain there must be a good reason, but time and more data change their minds as more and more things about their world stop adding up. There’s something strange going on in Dhungwana and it’s going to take some highly trained rebels to unmask it. Dhungwana 2117 by Baibin Nighthawk and Dominick Fencer is a book you will be interested to hear more of.

Dayla and Ian are very interesting characters and each really seems to have a good personality. They come across as realistic people and they are easy to relate to. Living in the future seems to change a few things, but it’s still easy to understand what’s going on (and the pretty cool technology). I was drawn into the story and it moved along at a good pace. There weren’t a lot of external characters besides these two, but there was still enough to keep you wanting to learn more. The next book is definitely one that I will read. I was left wanting to know more when I finished Dhungwana 2117. Luckily there are more books to come.

Dr. Oliva Dsouza

Dhungwana 2117 by Baibin Nighthawk and Dominick Fencer is a sci-fi thriller about life on earth in the year 2117. The world as we know it has ceased to exist and has become a borderless piece of dry land surrounded by oceans. This piece of land is called Dhungwana, which is divided into districts. Dhungwana has a set of rules and principles that all the people need to follow to advance and earn their place among the communities. Dayla and Ian are one such couple who enjoy a great reputation, status and position in the communities that make up district 604. They work for the BlueGray Corporation, which is among the seven most important private groups in the world and has several industrial divisions. They live a happy life until some aberrations make them suspect the reality of things around them. Are the corporation and the government following their own rules or is this only meant to keep people under control? Is Dhungwana ready for a revolution?

The Dhungwana Chronicles is an exciting adventure that will keep you engrossed and impatiently waiting for the next part in the series. Dayla and Ian grow on you and one can't help but want them to somehow discover the truth about the reality at Dhungwana. The humans, humanoids, robots, and hi-tech gadgets in the book sound very realistic and make one wonder whether the human race is responsible enough to handle technology ethically and appropriately. Will evil really triumph over good some day and life as we know today become something totally different?