…but don’t let that stop you from trying.
The eighth review for MOLLY FYDE AND THE LAND OF LIGHT went up today on Amazon. It is another blush-inducer (and it makes certain other parts of me pucker as I attempt to make book three half as good as the first two). Keep in mind that you don’t have to write brilliant reviews like this to earn my eternal thanks, but you DO have to write them! :D
Molly Fyde and the Parsona Rescue was a wonderful debut, and earned a 4-star rating from me. Naturally, I was eager to read the sequel, Molly Fyde and the Land of Light, but it surpassed all of my expectations! 5-stars, no question.
Mr. Howey brings us right back into the story, but this time divulges more and more information from the perspective of the characters around Molly. I loved hearing the story from these different perspectives — it added texture and depth to the events. Anlyn’s story — and that of her people — is compelling and unexpected, and holds great promise for Book 3! I’d rather not give any of the story away, so I won’t discuss specifics here.
The themes raised, however, are truly universal: How is the safety of one (or the few) to be measured against the safety of the many, and who gets to make those choices? How much of what goes on in our lives (and universe at large) is within our control (or even within our comprehension) and how much is not? How do we forge bonds of friendship and trust — and with whom — and how do we measure loyalty?
Hugh Howey is proving to be a highly-skilled storyteller with a gift for detail and pacing. He’s got my attention; I’ll be eagerly awaiting Molly Fyde and The Blood of Billions!! Oh, and I’d like a Wadi Thooo, please.
-By Jill Martin Clements
Thanks for the awesome and honest review, Jill. Here’s hoping I can do something 6-star-worthy with book three.
For the rest of you: if you’ve read either of the books and enjoyed them, please help spread the word. Write a review (who knows, maybe it’ll show up in future books!), tell a friend, give a book as a gift, lend your copy to friends and family. Thanks!