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A Fire on the Sea

by Dan Rubin

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A FIRE ON THE SEA follows the entwined journeys of Robin, an orphan, and Miria, the daughter of the Whale King. Their society, on what was once Canada's West Coast, has been reduced to very basic knowledge and functions because of a distant event referred to as the Change. Few people now have the ability to read, and those who do are usually members of the Priests, an increasingly powerful and retributive group. Robin, Miria, and their friend Jomie, who has been murdered, grew up as outsiders who resisted the Priests; now Robin and Miria must work quickly to defeat the Priests and restore the larger confidence of their community.

This book will not appeal to every reader. The author has chosen a narrative style that is uncommon today, evoking a tradition that involves more telling and less showing. Readers who enjoy historical novels may like this one; although it is set a century in the future, its telling involves the recollection of history and family stories.

Read my complete review in RESOURCE LINKS 20.1 (October 2014).
  laVermeer | Feb 26, 2015 |
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