Water & Storm Country Review

September 7, 2013 Uncategorized 0

Water & Storm Country ReviewWater & Storm Country by David Estes
Series: Country Saga #3
on 6/6/2013
Genres: Dystopia
Pages: 380
Format: eBook
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Huck Jones, the son of the admiral of the Soaker fleet, has a legacy to live up to. Haunted by the distorted memories of his mother's untimely death, he must face his demons and the man who raised him as he strives to take the courageous step forward into manhood. When he's transferred to the worst-performing ship in the fleet, everything he believes is called into question when he meets a lowly brown-skinned bilge rat girl. Huck walks a deadly rope...

Meanwhile, Sadie, destined to be a Rider in the Stormer army, seeks to avenge her brother's death at the hands of the Soakers. Trained hard by her mother, an experienced Rider, Sadie knows strength and determination more than most. Her father, a Man of Wisdom, has shown his cowardice more times than she can count. As her world and family fall apart, she must cast aside her anger and focus on the wisdom she's always brushed off as foolishness.

Amidst everything, a Plague ravages all, discriminating against no one.

When four worlds collide, lines will be drawn, sides will be chosen, victory will be sought. Death will be wrought. The mysteries of the Cure for the deadly Plague will be uncovered. Who will survive? And what will those who do learn about themselves and the ones they love?

Whereas the first book covered the Heaters, and the second book covered the Icers, this book covers the Soakers and the Stormers. The Soakers mainly live in ships and the story follows Huck, the son of the Soaker admiral. Meanwhile, the Stormers are a tribe living on the coast and we get to meet Sadie, the daughter of a wise man (prophet). Both characters are initial mortal enemies but must learn the truth of their situation and decide the fate of their peoples.

If you liked the other two books, you’ll like this one. You get to learn all about two new peoples, two new main characters, and what makes them tick. We get great descriptions of what these people’s lives are like, what their thoughts are, what moral choices they are faced with, what events change their lives forever. We get sea-faring, horse riding, romance, daddy issues, and much more. We get tie-ins to both the heaters and icers, and the story ties both of the previous book plots into this one. And even better, this book ends where the Dwellers series ended to set up for the 4th Dweller book (Earth Dwellers).

In short… if you’ve read any of the previous books…you need to read this. It is in my favorites list for good.

About David Estes

David Estes was born in El Paso, Texas but moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania when he was very young. David grew up in Pittsburgh and then went to Penn State for college. Eventually he moved to Sydney, Australia where he met his wife. They now live together in their dream location, Hawaii. A reader all his life, he began writing novels for the children’s and YA markets in 2010, and started writing full time in June 2012. Now he travels the world writing with his wife, Adele. David’s a writer with OCD, a love of dancing and singing (but only when no one is looking or listening), a mad-skilled ping-pong player, and prefers writing at the swimming pool to writing at a table.

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