It’s the year 2089 and everything is altered. The revolutions of the early 21st century have created a world divided – between the Privileged few and the Native (Celtic) underclass. Sorlie is enjoying a typical carefree Privileged teenage life until it is smashed apart by the cruel death of his parents and he is spirited away to live with his ice-cold grandfather at a mysterious island penal colony. Sorlie’s discovery that the captives are being genetically altered to remove all trace of their Native origins triggers a chain of shocking events that reveal his grandfather’s terrible secrets and, ultimately, the truth about himself.
Review Ways of the doomed by Fany Van Hemelen:
What is this a captivating start of the Sun Song trilogy.
I started with this book and from the beginning I was intrigued by this ya story. In the future, life is different if you’re part of the privileged of native people. Sorlie is at the good side, but one day his parents dy and everything changes for him.
Now he has to leave and stay with his grandfather.Sorlie was a teenager of a military family, but soon before his dad died, he told him that he never was free, even he thought so. Could he be free by his ice-cold grandfather at that doomed place?
From that moment I feel the fear, anger and the other emotions of Sorlie. The characters in this dark story are so vivid and strong that I couldn’t put the book down.
Ways of the doomed is set in a dark world full secrets and pain. Sorlie was a teenager and first lived on the happy side of the privileged. As a member of a military family, it looks he had a good life, but soon before his dad died, he told him that he never was free, even he thought so. Could he be free by his ice-cold grandfather at that doomed place?
This introduction in this world is so exciting, the writing style is intriguing and it made me think of the world where we live in today. I think Ways of the doomed is a fabulous, thought provoking, start of a fantasy trilogy that I will get hooked too!
Moira McPartlin made a big impact with her debut novel The Incomers, which tells the tale of a West African woman moving to a small town in 1960s Scotland. It was shortlisted for the Saltire Society First Book of the Year Award and was a critical success.
Moira is also a prolific writer of short stories and poetry and has been published in a variety of literary magazines. She currently lives in Stirlingshire.
Her second novel, Ways of the Doomed, is the first book in the Sun Song Trilogy. It was first published in June 2015 by Saraband. Re-issued in 2017 by Fledgling Press.
Titel: Ways of the doomed | Auteur: Moira Mcpartlin | Uitgeverij: Fledgling Press | Categorie: Kids, Sprookjes, Mythen & Fantasie | Uitvoering: Paperback of E-book | 256 pagina’s | ISBN13: 9781912280032 | Verkrijgbaar sinds: juli 2017 |Recensent: Fany van Hemelen | Datum recensie: 02-04-2019 | Prijs max.: €12,99 | Bestellen