Read from August 20 to 23, 2015
Synopsis: Trapped in fear and poverty after the death of her parents, the thief Nereia will go to desperate lengths to protect her beautiful younger sister from the brutality of Copeland the moneylender. No-one has dared to attempt escape before; the whole of Scarlock trembles in his grasp. Only Nereia’s cunning and some unlooked-for help give her hope….
In a country still recovering from war, events are stirring, and the little harbour-town will not remain obscure for long; but in Scarlock, right now, Mr Copeland is coming to call.
Bookish Things: 152 pages. The cover looks rather simplistic, but I think it works with the story. This is the first in a three book series, with other books written in the same world.
Where to buy: Amazon on kindle for $1.98
That is really the long and the short of it. This part introduces several characters, several story arcs and lots of competing themes.
It’s hard to say if the reader really gets to know any of the characters well in this part, it’s over too quickly and there’s so much going on, you really can’t get a good grasp on any of them.
I imagine that the subsequent parts, of which we’re told there will be at least two of, should allow for the reader to get more detail and greater character understanding.
I noticed no typos or issues.
If you want to start a twisting and turning story, try picking up this one. I will be reading the next part!