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The Pale – Chronicles of the Pale #1 by Clare Rhoden

September 5, 2019 - 5:07 am 1 Comment

Here is my review for the 1st in the Chronicles of the Pale series and at the end of this post there is a competition to win all three books and a cuddly dog

The Pale – Chronicles of the Pale #1

The Outside can be a dangerous place.

But so can the inside.

It’s been years since the original cataclysm, but life has been structured, peaceful, and most of all uneventful in the Pale. The humachine citizens welcome the order provided by their ruler, the baleful Regent.

However, when one of their own rescues a human boy, Hector, from ravenous ferals on the Outside, their careful systems are turned upside down.

As Hector grows more and more human-strange, the citizens of the Pale grow uneasy.

What will happen when the Outside tries to get in?

 The Pale by Clare Rhoden  

Published by Odyssey Books on 15 September 2017

258 pages

After a major earthquake had destroyed their world, the story follows the four groups who live in this world.

The Pale are human who have upgraded their bodies using technology, feeling more superior than the other groups, they lived their lives surrounded by a big wall. The tribe were a nomad group who spent their time trading mainly with the Settlement whose main purpose was to protect their gene pool and if you were deemed to be not assessed, your life was there to serve and finally the Canini a group of highly intelligent dogs that can communicated by mind thought.

The story started off slowly as you are introduced to the four groups and the major players. At first, I was getting a bit confused of who was who in the story. But after a few chapters I soon got into the story and began to recognise the characters making the story flow smoothly. Each couple of chapters was dedicated to a certain group and as you carry on with the story, you are following the groups as they adjust to a changing lifestyle.

The detailed description from the author, enable you to understand the dynamics of each group and like in real life there were characters that did not like the direction that the groups were going. This story will bring out quite a few different emotions as you get immersed in the character’s lives. If you are like me you will have your favourite characters and you will pick the characters you love to hate.

This dystopian story is not your predictable good v evil and it is a story that will draw you in. You will want to carry on reading it to find out what is going to happen to the world, groups and characters. I am glad that book 2 is out as I need to know what is going to happen to these four groups.

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Author Bio –

Clare Rhoden is a writer, speaker and reviewer inspired by politics, culture and the march of history. Her thought-provoking stories and popular characters inspire hope and optimism through challenging times, with novels ranging from wartime history to the dystopian world of the Pale.

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