The howls of Guards on hunt shatter the air.
Trinity can't let them catch her outside of the encampment or she and her family will be executed.
She has to hide but where? She's surrounded by river and forest.
A splash draws her gaze and the river-man's flipper slips under the water. Forest it is, because there's no way she's going into the river.
She races into the woods, backpack slamming against her shoulders as the calls of the Guards draw closer. Brush breaks and crashes behind her. They're too close. There's nothing for her to do but surrender.
She raises her hands to her shoulders and slowly turns, but it's not the Guards who have caught her. A Tracker, the deadliest of predators, stands on its back two legs, towering above her, front legs hanging down like arms. Brindle fur covers its body and its eyes glow yellow in the shadowed forest. Its tongue lolls out the side of its mouth, exposing a row of sharp teeth on the other side.
She should scream but all she can do is think, "Someone should tell it that they no longer exist in the wild."
Lake of Sins: Escape is a young adult fantasy in the vein of The Island of Dr. Moreau. If you like imaginative dystopian worlds, headstrong heroines, and incredible monsters, then you'll love this visionary tale.
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Good writer. Excellent description of action. Lots of action, none gratuitous. Meaningful character development. Creative storylines and plot twists.
Her work is more fantasy than si-fi. The science is weak and the basic premise is not supported by research. But while the world that she has created is consistent, her biology (particularly the eugenics) is shaky at best. Which is at odds with some of the storyline.
The sociology is inconsistent. She is obviously making comments on race relations, classism, and economics. Some seem a little heavy handed.
There isn’t much joy or levity to give the reader any rest. The result is that I feel as if I had been pummeled, ridden hard and put away wet.
Action, Lies and betrayal
The story is great, detailing all the different species in the book and giving the reader so much for the imagination to build the works. The characters are well written and you can fall in love with some and truly dislike others, based on how you can relates to them. Loved it.
Nice read, kept my attention. Would have liked a little more back story.