Beth's Review: The Hidden Lands by Brendan Detzner
PUBLISHER: Attack Rabbit Press
RELEASED: October 30th 2016
GENRE: RomancE, FANTASY, ACTION & ADVENTURE
LENGTH: 89 pages
In the aftermath of the Dragot Empire’s failed attack on the Mountain skyport, seventeen year old Amber, former bride of the invasion’s commander and current traitor to the empire, is on the run. Alone and pursued by Dragot assassins, she seeks political asylum in the Hidden Lands, a mysterious and isolated alliance of countries on the far side of the world, and is taken to the Embassy District, a refuge for political criminals, abandoned spies, and lost souls from every corner of the earth. Everyone has an agenda and no one is who they appear to be. Amber must figure out who to trust quickly, or the shadows of her new home will swallow her whole. “The Hidden Lands” is the second installment of the “The Orphan Fleet” series. Other works by Brendan Detzner include “White Rabbit Society”, “Millersville”, and the short story collections “Beasts” and “Scarce Resources”. His short fiction has appeared in Podcastles, Chizine, Pseudopod, the Exigencies anthology from Dark House Press, and many other venues. He also runs the Bad Grammar Theater reading series in Chicago.
FOUR BOUNDLESS STARS
This is the second book I’ve read by Detzner. The Hidden Lands will not disappoint readers. The excitement continues! The imagery is awesome; readers are easily brought into the adventure. The characters are well developed and seem so real. Having meet Amber in the previous book, I liked her even more with this book. She is a strong tough girl who proves that strength is found when it’s needed. The author writes in a way that makes readers want to be there for her; even if it’s just to give her a hug.
I really enjoyed this book; in my overall opinion, The Hidden Lands is a strong 4 Boundless Star Book.