Daily Review: Divided Serenity by G. L. Cromarty
August 7, 2018
The characters are rich, and the writing is crisp, clean, and colorful.
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.
By Robert J Hamilton
On a planet called Serenity, Aterran colonists live inside a large protective barrier – a wall where its citizens are kept safe from the native Jaru – a primitive warmongering tribe who possess no technology. However, after many generations, there is hardly any Aterran alive today who knows how this ancient technology works, and now the protective force-field wall has come down.
The further I read into this book, the harder it was to put down. Chapters are brief, with each one telling the story from a few select range of characters – whether from inside the city of Aterra, or outside in the warring Shadowlands.
I enjoyed the fight scenes which were very descriptive and some were actually quite graphic! John Tanis, leader of the Shadowlands I believe is the best-written character who I found very life-like. I could see his attire, his movements, his expressions, and feelings.
His past relationship with Bill Bremmer, Aterra’s current president seems to be an interesting one, and I can’t wait to read more into it in the second book of the series.
Thank you G.L. Cromarty for creating this awesome world.
By Mark Symms
As a science fiction writer, I’m always pleased to find one that really captures my attention, and keeps it till the end. This book did all of that.
Cromarty did an excellent job of world-building, creating characters you love and love to hate. She then expertly meshed her narratives into scenes that remained parallel to the storyline. I can’t wait for the sequel.
By Don Foxe
Not a new concept – haves vs have-nots, but the characters are rich, and the writing is crisp, clean, and colorful.
The story is engaging, and using the characters to move the plot forward keeps the pages turning.
Any book that entertains while forcing you to consider new possibilities is a winner, and Divided Serenity fits the bill.
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