Monday, July 9, 2012

The Sundered by Ruthanne Reid

Imagine a world where the water is black and tries to claim you if you get too close.  Now try to imagine what kind of creatures live in that water...

4th Floor Publication and Goddess Fish allowed to me to read this book for the blog tour (thank you).  You can buy this book on Amazon now.

This is a science fiction tale that kicks butt.  The story is gripping, this world is ugly, and humans are just barely getting by.  The author draws you into this world just like the black water would drag you in if you touch it.

Harry believes there is a better world, a better land.  It's called Hope.  And he keeps searching for it with his band of travelers.  They have to be very careful around the black water so they travel in small boats and find islands that will support their weight and not let them roll into the water.

The Sundered live in the water.  They are mostly broken, odd-looking creatures.  They have tiers of intelligence.  Human's "claim" them by entering their minds and making them slaves.  They fetch water, do chores and often die serving their masters.  No one cares but Harry. 

Then Harry suddenly meets and claims a Tier 1 - the highest range on the scale.  He soon finds he needs him to face his challenges.  He also is suspicious that this Sundered he owns might be manipulating him.  But he has no idea how bad it really is...

This is an exciting story that had me rooting for Harry and for the Sundered.  It's a new world that is dangerous and full of all sorts of monsters, human and Sundered both.  I really enjoyed this read and recommend it to anyone who loves science fiction, fantasy, or a good adventure.

The ending left me with my mouth open.  It was totally ironic and will occupy my mind for a while more.  Why not get a copy and scare yourself?

Ruthanne will be awarding a $5 Amazon GC to one random commenter at every stop and a $50 Amazon GC to a randomly drawn commenter at the end of the tour.  The more comments you make, the more chances you have to win.  Here is the list of reviewer's blogsites to visit and comment:  Blog Tour Schedule

Happy reading!

13 comments:

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thank you for hosting Ruthanne today

Karen H in NC said...

Well, I must say, your review...especially the last paragraph, is luring me to put this book on my BTB list.

MomJane said...

What an exciting and great review. I really want to read this story.

Amanda Welling said...

This sounds so good! I'll be picking up a copy :)

Ruthanne Reid said...
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Ruthanne Reid said...

Karen H: I'm delighted to hear that! I really hope you enjoy it.

MomJane: (I love your username): Thanks a lot!

Amanda: I shall now do the dance of joy. :)

Ruthanne Reid said...

Thanks so much for your review, Jo Ann! I really appreciate it. (I thought I'd repost this comment WITHOUT the typo. :) )

Jo Ann Hakola said...

No problem, Ruthanne. I appreciate your comment!

marybelle said...

THE SUNDERED looks very exciting & unique. I LOVE that about it.

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Anonymous said...

Wow. I don't usually want to be scared, but it does sound like a totally engaging story!

vitajex(at)aol(dot)com

Ruthanne Reid said...

Marybelle: Thanks so much! It really thrills me to hear you find it unique. :) It's hard to tell from this side of the writing process sometimes!

vitajex: Aww, it isn't that scary... I think. ;) (Insert evil laugh here.)

Becky Watkins said...

I want to win. I'm about halfway through the book. I want to find a book group to suggest it to. :)

Ruthanne Reid said...

Thanks a ton, Becky! :) I now proceed with the Dance of Joy. (The words "book group" are guaranteed to inspire it!)