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Publisher's Summary

In a future where all the adults have mysteriously disappeared, gangs of children live brutal lives as scavengers. In this cyberpunk urban thriller, Flip and his friends explore the swamps that surround their ghost town, find unimaginable treasures, and fall prey to a vicious predator who tests their fragile friendships. High-tech weapons that paralyze, underground parking garages run by AIs, and biologic weapons thirsty for human blood set the stage for this sci-fi novelette.
©2016 D.C. Lozar (P)2016 D.C. Lozar
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5 out of 5 stars
By Simone K on 02-25-18

Enjoyable Short Story

This futuristic tale of a group of savage, survivalist children has echos of The Lord of the Flies along with unclear apocalyptic events that leave the word adult-less and in chaos. I thought Quinn Lozar did a great job with narration and that D. C. Lozar wrote a tight and interesting tale. I would recommend this short to anyone who enjoys a kids v. monster story set in the future!

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4 out of 5 stars
By Ms. Christian C. on 02-13-18

Action-filled urban sci-fi short story.

Something happened to all the adults in Flip's world: they've all disappeared. Now Flip and his friends run amok in an abandoned city, living in an underground garage that's still under the control of an AI system. The kids scavenge for their survival, and try to eke out an existence by following their own set of rules. A malevolent force is lurking in the swamps surrounding Flip's city, and it's anyone's guess when (and who) it might strike next.

The Shadow King is an urban thriller, garnished with a hint of supernatural sci-fi. An action-filled adventure that packs a punch considering its brief length. Narration by Quinn Lozar (the author's son, maybe?) speaks slowly but with enthusiasm, and enunciates clearly. There's a small number of mispronouned words, but my understanding of the context was in no way negatively affected. Overall, enjoyable.

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