Title: The Fountain of the Earth
Author: H.L. Le Roy
Series: The Fountain of the Earth
Genre: YA Dystopian
Publisher: Tranquille Press
Release Date: Nov 22 2013
Edition/Formats Available In: eBook & Paperback
~ Blurb/Synopsis ~
The first in a planned series, The Fountain of the Earth is set on the West Coast following a catastrophic solar flare that has destroyed civilization, leaving only a few people struggling to survive. After witnessing the vicious murder of her mother, Terra Vonn (15) has a singular focus—exacting revenge on the killers. But before she can complete her plans, savagery intervenes and she is cast alone into a brutal post-apocalyptic world. As she trails the men south through a land filled with cannibalistic criminals, slave traders, and lunatics, the hunter becomes the hunted. Terra quickly learns that she is neither as tough nor as brave as she thinks she is. Worse, she may be the only one who stands between what little remains of civilization and destruction.
Terra Vonn is fighting to survive in a destroyed world,
Surrounded by unspeakable horror . . .
And things are about to get much worse.
~ Review ~
YA adventure, with a subtle hint of dystopian, this book was slightly outside my normal genres but I thoroughly enjoyed reading it from start to finish. At the start, all 15 year old Terra has to worry about is who might bid on her at her clan’s wedding party, but soon her whole world is ripped apart following the death of her dad and watching her mum being murdered. By the end of the story, she has grown into a strong female leader that would do anything for the friends she has met along her travels, and will fight to ensure their survival.
This book has a bit of everything including action, adventure, love, loyalty, friends and family. There is plenty of death and destruction, but it’s written in such a way that it wasn’t gruesome or disturbing to read and would be perfect for younger readers as well as adults. The best part for me was watching the various relationships grow and seeing Terra find her true self. There is so much more to come from this story, and I can’t wait to see where events are going to lead Terra to next.
~ Author Info ~
H. L. (Holly) LeRoy is an American short story writer and novelist, author of the award winning Street Crimes anthology and the novel The Fountain of the Earth (Nov. 22, 2013), first in a series of young adult adventures. Born in San Jose, California, LeRoy currently resides in Pioneer, California with his family.