The Kind. Book 1, The Recoverist Quartet
Who is the Lamplighter?
Champion of the Non Grata.
A mystery to herself.
It is 2472. The British Isles have been transformed by climate change into a desert archipelago. The wealthy and privileged have retreated to high-tech walled cities. Those beyond the walls are known as the Non-Grata. They live a precarious, hand-to-mouth existence, surviving on the “charity” of the cities. In return, these non-people must pay a Quota, a tax paid in human life. Specifically, they give the rich something their money cannot buy: children.
Isobel Twelvetrees has been put outside the walls of her city and left to die in the lethal heat for a crime she cannot remember committing. She was saved by someone or something, but when she wakes, the only companion she has is a dog with odd coloured eyes. When she learns the terrible truth about the plight of the Non Grata, she turns into a new kind of warrior. As she crosses continents with the threadbare armies of the Non Grata, in a deadly race against time to destroy the Quota and right historic wrongs, she starts to uncover the truth about herself and what she left behind.
It could be good
The author had a great idea when he started writing this but the execution left me wishing someone had proofread and edited before publishing.
There was a bit of repetition when the author was perhaps explaining why a character had behaved the way they did. It just droned on and on and I was thinking “Move on already. I got the point within the first two sentences.”
The writing skips around from one character or area of the story to the next without a new chapter, •••••••, etc and it takes a minute to figure out what is going on.
I could have loved this if it had been looked at by someone with the ability to help this author. I liked the idea of it but ended up forcing myself to finish reading it.
Once finished I realized there is a part 2 and this part of the story was not complete and didn’t give me any answers as to what was really going on. I was so frustrated and disappointed by this point that I didn’t even read the introduction to book 2. This is unlike me. I am an avid reader and typically read every word, including the author bio.
I did not find many grammatical errors and for that I’m thankful.
I would not recommend this book for anyone unless the changes are made to improve the story line.
I received this for free from somewhere. I’m signed up for several book services and I download free books from multiple sources.