- File Size: 3127 KB
- Print Length: 63 pages
- Publisher: Kindle Worlds; 1 edition (September 30, 2015)
- Publication Date: September 30, 2015
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0161PYL70
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #549,006 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Wayward Pines: Salem's Lottery (Kindle Worlds Novella) (Wayward Witches Book 1) Kindle Edition
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If you have not read the books nor seen the miniseries you might not be as familiar with this world as I was and I am not 100% sure how much you really need to be to enjoy this story.
The story pretty much revolves around Josiah Shaw and his daughter Cassie but covers a much wider spectrum. It takes place in a dystopian future and things move pretty fast considering the short length of this novella.
There were a couple of things that are personal points of contention with me as a reviewer. Using a religious order as the whipping boy is overdone and I see it more and more (in all fairness the "religious order" referred to in this book is a non-existent one to the best of my knowledge), add to the fact that some people will not read this great story for that reason alone. The next is that "climate change" has become almost a political argument and left the scientific realm and when you bring it up as a "reason" for humanity's demise is smacks of politics no matter if the author meant for it to or not (politics in my entertainment is a quick DNF for me, this is not that heavy handed)
Bottom Line: This is a great story, the shortness of it almost makes it a serial but not quite. The 2 main characters are likable and noble for the most part although Josiah gets a bit whiny on the last couple of pages. 4 Stars and can't wait for the next one.
Wayward Pines is a post-apocalyptic society that fosters fear and hardship. Cassie Shaw is seemingly shackled by all of the rules the order must live by, bowing more and more to the oppressive rulers' ever-escalating and controlling laws. Her father, Josiah Shaw, travels outside the confines of Wayward Pines as a "scavenger" who goes on perilous trips to retrieve anything from the world outside of Salem's walls that might be useful to Wayward Pines' leaders. Each trip is rife with danger, as the Flesh Eaters await a good meal, but Josiah is an able and effective scavenger, which gives him stature in the community.
But that stature is not enough to shield him from the horrific deed he must do if he wants to live himself. As tension builds, we learn Cassie's secrets, and the consequences that will arise if her secrets are revealed. So what to do? This novelette ends with our knowing Cassie and Josiah's intentions, but we are left with the delicious tension we experience when we know peril is imminent, but salvation is the reward.
I'm so looking forward to book two--and I'm counting on the prolific Ms. Paludan to make it available soon!
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