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Many of these characters have really captivated me. I am anxious for the next installment to see what becomes of them... which isn't something I often say when reading a series. I have many volumes from series that sit on my shelf without their companions because the characters were underdeveloped or I felt the ending was just that: an ending.
There are the stand-by serialized characters that have really caught me (Tiffany Aching from Terry Pratchett's Discworld and many characters in the Harry Potter series come to mind) but these examples are few and far between. The characters I met in Chigou are dynamic and relatable. Even the villains in this world reflect parts of human nature that I am all too familiar with, giving a realism to this fantasy that is often lacking in books of this genre.
While it is technically fantasy, the Valley of Progress feels very real, especially in our current world. We deal with family dynamics, social strata and the balance of incorporating industrial growth while also caring for our natural resources every day.
I don't want to give anything away, because while the story is quite complex, it's presented in a very naturalistic manner—revealing any details could potentially be considered spoilers. This story gives us hope but stays grounded in the realities required to make change in the face of adversity and imbalance.
If you love reading about the adventures of seemingly ordinary people who are trying to make a difference in their world, you will absolutely want to meet Gozen, Carmin, Kiara, Suzu and Nia... and everyone else who lives in or near Chigou.
Two visions of progress, and two methods of achieving it, begin to collide in book one. It's a timeless conflict between growth and environment, and workers and tycoons (enlightened and otherwise). But it's hitting at a time when many of us can relate, as we consider how much risk we're willing to take to stand up for neighbors and future generations.
Much of the drama and suspense -- outside the engaging action sequences -- comes as characters awaken to their place in the struggle, and we wonder whether they'll choose to play out their given role, or change their loyalty.
Nice art deco illustrations too. This probably ought to be a film or TV series. In the meantime, many pieces are set up, and I'm ready for the next book.
I couldn't pick one mood specifically to describe this book because it has many moods at different points of the book.
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