Mechcraft: Disruption

Young Adult - Sci-Fi
198 Pages
Reviewed on 05/13/2021
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Author Biography

Brian Fitzpatrick is a 5-time award-winning author and screenwriter.

Imagine being just 7 years old and accidentally watching the horror classic, Night of the Living Dead. For author, Brian Fitzpatrick, that’s precisely what happened. It became the catalyst for a life-altering path forward. After a week of sleepless nights, he became fascinated with the idea that he could be so scared, yet be perfectly safe. Fitzpatrick swiftly put pen to paper and has been creating horror and science fiction tales ever since. As an adult, Fitzpatrick investigates the paranormal with his team of ghost hunters, keeps current with medical technology for his business career, and has spent a lifetime weaving imaginative stories for table top role-playing games. Fitzpatrick grew up absorbing Steven Spielberg, John Carpenter, George Lucas, Stephen King, Anne Rice, and Clive Barker.

As he came of age, Fitzpatrick turned his focus to screenwriting where he would go on to place in the quarterfinals in three of the biggest contests the industry has to offer: Final Draft Big Break Screenplay Competition, PAGE International Screenwriting Contest, and most recently,
The Script Lab 2019 Screenplay Competition.

He then converted his most popular screenplay, Mechcraft, into a novel. Inkshares published the book in February of 2018. Soon after the release, the Mechcraft novel went on to place quarterfinals in the 2019 Screencraft Sci-fi/Fantasy Novel Contest.

    Book Review

Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite

Mechcraft: Disruption is a work of fiction in the science fiction, action, and adventure sub-genres, and was penned by author Brian Fitzpatrick as a sequel to the original Mechcraft novel. The newest installment is intended for mature young adult readers and upward, owing to the presence of some violent scenes, the use of explicit language throughout, and some mild scenes of a sexual nature. Jake London and his friends, some old and some new, are back to face their demons and take on a brand new threat as a mysterious, murderous presence targets and drains Mechcrafters of their lifeforce. As the mystery unfolds, Jake and his team realize that there’s far more lurking beneath the surface and a much higher risk to their futures than they once believed.

Author Brian Fitzpatrick has crafted a high-octane and rip-roaring ride of science fiction adventure and mystery, and one that is sure to provide plenty of thrills and spills for its fans. Readers old and new to the concept of the Mechcraft will find the interesting ideas and worldbuilding very easy to pick up from the earliest pages of this novel, and then we’re frontloaded into a fascinating serial killer mystery and an emotional drama for the young protagonists all at once. I enjoyed newcomers Artemis and Neera, who were beautifully flawed and realistic to relate to and fitted into the existing crew extremely well. I thought that although the book does contain mature content, it was sensitively dealt with and written in an accessible format. Overall, I would certainly recommend Mechcraft: Disruption to science fiction fans everywhere.