The rest of the tale involves some romance, danger, scientific discovery, death, slavery, and freedom. It's a tale that moves quickly and leaves you wondering how things will ultimately turn out. The time of sorrows has passed. It had brought about people living "in the mountain" (where the Company dwells that buys the Landers) or on the land .. needing to learn what is safe to eat and what is poison on four legs (some rabbits are deadly to eat, others are safe).
As a Canadian I found it funny that some of the freed folks choose to seek freedom in “the north”because of the snow. (We aren't just a land of snow you know). :) Just made me smile is all. They really ended up in the former Atlantic City.
I have to admit to be curious about what it is about the Landers that causes them to be able to do things differently. They appear to be human, and can have children with humans and yet they are something more. The answer to this was not given at this point in the story.
I have to admit, that parts of the book seemed a bit contrived and just put there to increase the body count and blood factor, but overall the book was well-written and compelling enough to make me read it quickly. By the end of it I was hooked and wanting to know what happens next. Perfect set up for a sequel.
About the author (from book cover):
Bonnie S. Calhoun loves to write, but it doesn't make her happy unless there are the three Bs: body count, blood, and blowing things up. She also mad skills at coding HTML and website design. Bonnie lives in a log cabin in the woods with fifteen acres and a pond full or bass, though she'd rather buy fish at the grocery store. She shares her domain with a husband, a dog, and two cats, all of who think she is waitstaff.
Reviewed for : Nuts about Books.
Author: Bonnie S. Calhoun
Type: YA fiction