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Dogs of the Drowned City #1: The Storm Paperback – April 1, 2012
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Top Customer Reviews
Dayna has created a great story with well developed characters that you really feel for. Amazing story with some really suspenseful events. The entire book is a page turner.
Highly recommended for everybody!! Although it is geared for the 10 to 14 age group, it is a good read for us adults looking for a fast moving and action packed story.
Get the entire set because you will want the next book as soon as you finish the first!
Great job Dayna Lorentz... we will be watching for your next series.
The story is told cleverly from a dog's perspective - the dogs pant when they find something funny, they say things like, "I need to bark with you" and "As you can smell..." and recall their many battles with the 'floor sucker' (vacuum cleaner).
Better still are the charming personalities of the main characters and their friendships with each other, especially the noble lead dog, Shep. Shep is an escapee from an underground dog fighting circuit, large and powerful, but with a heart of gold. He does not love violence or conflict and wants nothing more than for his boy to return to him, but is forced by circumstances and his conscience to come to the rescue of a host of other dogs, abandoned like him against the ravages of nature and the predations of a wild dog pack. He keeps on keepin' on, even when his attempts to do right backfire, the other dogs prove ungrateful and annoying, and his best friend turns into a deadly foe. Though a dog, Shep's courage, perseverance, and compassion make him a worthy role model to young readers. I daresay that Shep's faith, movingly portrayed in several spots throughout the book, resonates as a canine mythologizing of the Christian message, and is sure to warm the hearts of all good people.
I don't know what age of reader this book was intended for, but it has some darker themes and a smattering of nasty violence, though none of these seem gratuitous or are played for titillation. Still, caveat emptor if you are buying this for very young children. Also, the cast of characters gets pretty large by the end of the book and it is hard to keep track of who is who. This is a minor complaint, however, and I enjoyed the book a great deal.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
YOU HAVE TO READ THIS BOOOOOK . THIS IS THE BEST BOOK EVER!!!!!!!!! I still can't believe it is just a pack of dogs!!!Published 16 months ago by ANGEL of DOOM
I don't know, I was really excited to read this but let me recommend To u to read survivors by Erin Hunter instead of this book. Why do I feel spoiled?? Read morePublished 16 months ago by Krista
My 8 year old son absolutely loved this book. I thought he might cry when the series was over and he couldn't read about Shep anymore.Published 17 months ago by Amazon Customer
I am a huge animal fan, and I own a German shepherd myself. I love how you made each dog their own different personality.Published 18 months ago by Fred Baker
I loved this book. I finally got it on my kindle fire hd and I loved it. Not as good as warriors or survivors but still pretty good.Published on July 31, 2014 by netcat
Great fast paced read for kids and well written. You really feel like you're with the dogs through the story.Published on March 15, 2014 by Amazon Customer