AMAZON 5 Star Review
Any Game of Thrones fan will see some similarities, and enjoy them. There are different societies living very different lives on each side of an impenetrable wall for generations. Just a few individuals cross to patrol the wilder areas on horseback. There are long-standing feuds, sudden violence, hand-to-hand combat, devious plans, broken loyalties and deep friendships.
But there is also futuristic high-tech, some left unexplained for now and some explored in more detail. The writing is particularly impressive on these topics, anchoring Divided Serenity firmly into the SF genre rather than fantasy.
The characters take on life as ‘the plot thickens’; the narrative moves to different places and focuses on different members of the large cast, using some of their memories to add more and more detail. Not quite every piece has fallen into place satisfactorily by the end of the novel so I’ll welcome the next in the series from this new writer.
John Tanis dreams of killing the man responsible for his exile.
Once loyal to the civilized Aterra, Tanis now fights for Shadowland. But the mysterious arrival of technology outside the wall heralds change.
With the dividing wall failing his new loyalties will be tested, and he must choose between revenge and saving the people he once loved.
Revenge is only the beginning.
Hannah thought her work in Shadowland was complete. Station 54 was operational and Aterra was once more safe. There is just one problem…no one in Aterra knows, and Bill is determined to proceed with the war.
With the door to Aterra closed, Hannah and the team head to Thale, the largest and most prestigious of the five great fortresses. But the mysterious return of a badly beaten Marcus has everyone on edge.
The people of Aterra remain ignorant of what is happening beyond their protective wall, but Theo and Nate are determined to uncover the details of Bill’s covert operations in Shadowland. That will mean infiltrating Bill’s private home. And what they uncover will make them question who is really to blame for the enduring conflict between Bill Bremmer and John Tanis.
Revenge at any cost.
With the wall once more inoperative and their weapons disabled, Aterra’s war on Shadowland is over.
Bill’s plans may be in disarray and his internal power slipping, but he is a man who knows how to adapt. He still holds the mighty Jaru war-tribe under his tenuous control, and now sets his sights on the fortress leaders as future allies in a common quest for revenge against John Tanis.
But Bill isn’t the only one interested in the Jaru war-tribe and their despot leader Ailey, and the mysterious Outliers have plans of their own.
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