Kingdomtide - Rye Curtis

The premise of this story hooked me right away, despite the fact that I did not love a good number of the characters. I immediately felt for Cloris, the 72-year-old survivor in this story. Perhaps that’s a function of my perspective as I age—love to see a story of grit and determination from an unexpected source. Her story was compelling and distracted me from some other less-credible storylines. The atmosphere of the story was so well-developed that the mountains and surrounding forest were almost as compelling a “character” as the others. Reading some other reviews, I tend to agree that the crew of rescuers that I would normally describe as quirky may be better described as motley... Regardless, Cloris’ story will provide hopeful, gripping drama.