4 feather #bookreview of THREADS: The Fabric of the Universe By Tom Tinney

4 feather #bookreview of THREADS: The Fabric of the Universe By Tom Tinney


It is the year 2576 and the universe full of opportunity for all. A chance encounter plants an evil seed, and a psychotic killer begins stalking the female population of the MetroStellar. It is up to the USS Marshal Service to find him before he kills again.
In another part of the galaxy, a lone USS Marshal on a routine undercover mission stumbles into a 300-year-old cover-up.
Both cases begin and end with the Intra Stellar Transportation and Exploration Company (ISTEC) and the planet they control, Exodus.
Solving each case, and coming out alive, will require the combined skills of USS Marshals Matt and Mark Williams. They are twin brothers who will have to use their special bond to overcome the forces working against them and seek justice for those they have sworn to protect. They are stronger together, but first, each will find the greatness in themselves. When they do, the Fabric of the Universe will never be the same.
“Threads” is a Hi Tech, Sci-Fi psychological thriller spanning the colonized galaxy and the next 500 years of human history. The author uses unique technologies, intertwined storylines and political intrigue to move the reader to its exciting conclusion.
The author has committed that 10% of the profits from the sale of “Threads” will go to ALS (Lou Gehrig disease) funding for research and patient care.


As the title implies, there are many disconnected threads in this plot.  As the story slowly progresses, the stray threads start weaving into a pattern you think you recognize.  Then, boom, you realize you’re looking at the design backwards and upside down.  Made me step back and go WOW!  Okay, didn’t see that coming.
The premise of the plot was original and very well thought out. Tinney also does a great job explaining the background of each society i.e.: Exodus, MetroStellar and the Kutari Panant.  If you are a techno-nerd or a hard sci-fi buff, this is the story for you.  Every gadget and environment explained in detail.  Actually, too much detail for my taste.  All that detail really bogs down the pace of the story, especially in the first half of the book.  The only techno gadgets I didn’t think was plausible were the body mods that the USS Marshals wore.  The pain would be incredible.
Lots of characters in this story, but none of them lost in each other, unless done intentionally.  The main characters are Matt & his brother Mark.  I also felt for the lost soul of Jon Brooks and the plight of Popilla.  And then there is the sadistic and evil pervert.  Tinney does have problems with dialogue, too stilted and stuffy.  Towards the end, he actually loosens up a bit.  And a little more description of emotions would have been helpful too.
The book is 500 plus pages with a lot of back story.  Most help with the plot, but the Freedom Fleet and the mini story with Brooklyn’s daughter reciting the rise of the current political system did not help the plot move along.  These are some “Darlings” that should have been cut.
The writing style is passive, past tense.  The pace of the story would benefit greatly if it was written in more of an aggressive style, present tense.  The story would flow better and the readers could get more involved with the action and characters.
Before I got to the end, I hoped there would be a sequel.  And there is.  Tinny leaves enough unanswered questions for the reader to want to read the next book.  What did Berlin Wright have to do with Jon Brook and his brother James?  HMMM.
I really did enjoy this story but there were times I started skimming pages because of the overabundance of unnecessary information.  And then there were the numerous proofreading errors.
As stated above, if you like hard core sci-fi and techno gadgets, I highly recommend the book, but if you’re only into light sci-fi, maybe not.  I would give this book 4 feathers.


About Sahara Foley

Bio: Until my husband died on Christmas 2012, I never thought about becoming a writer. In fact, the act of writing a story terrified me. Don’t get me wrong, I loved reading, just never had the knack for writing. The thought of writing dialogue scared the bejeebers out of me. See, Bob was the writer. He wrote stories for years but could never get a traditional publisher interested enough to publish even one. Now I understand why, as they were unpolished outlines. Then, after 30 years together, Bob passed away and my life was turned upside down.

About a month later, I was sitting around my apartment, trying to adjust to the worst event in my life, when a little voice spoke to me. Why not publish Bob’s stories? To be truthful, ever since the advent of self-publishing, I always wanted too, that’s how much I believed in his stories. But I knew I would have to fight him for every little change I made to his outlines. Sorry, honey, but they had to be done.

So, I pulled out the box of stories, dusted them off, and started on a new adventure: The World of Self-Publishing. Boy, did I have a lot to learn. I finally published several short stories early in 2014, then my horror novella, It Lives in the Basement. While I was working on them, I was slowly learning the craft of writing, and getting The Secret of Excalibur ready for publication. Excalibur was my favorite story of them all, and in the back of my mind, I knew I wanted a publisher. One day on Twitter, I ran across a tweet from Creativia Publishing, and that was another game changer for me. I signed up with them in December of 2014, and it was the best decision I’ve made.

One thing I’ve discovered on my new adventure, are all the really awesome and talented Indie Authors. If you find the right community of Indie Authors, all they want to do is help each other. I found that I love promoting them and their books, so that’s how I setup my blog. For readers to meet Indie Authors.

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