Friday, December 13, 2013

The Deserter

Book: The Deserter (The Bone World Trilogy #2)

Author: Peadar Ó Guilín

Published:  May 5, 2011

Pages: 448

Rating by Katie:3 out of 5 stars
Stopmouth and Indrani have started a new life with a new tribe. Stopmouth is now the leader of humans who have just arrived from the roof. They did not know how to protect themselves in this world and disapproved of Stopmouth who had offered to save them. The people did not agree with murder and cannibalism and it took them a while to warm up to the idea of living in, what they would call, hell. However, Stopmouth knows how to survive in his world and soon these new humans were begging him for his leadership. They will do anything to survive, and if that means to kill and eat these nasty creatures that hunt them, they will.
As a new leader, Stopmouth has come to love his inexperienced people. He will do anything he has to do to save them. When Indrani tells him of a way to fix their situation and to save their new tribe he goes on a mission to do so. He has to get into the roof and find, what Indrani calls, a computer. The brain of the Roof.

While he is traveling the long distance to the opening that will get him to the roof, he is having to dodge creatures who are out to kill him. When he finally makes it to his destination, he then realizes that he will also be hunted there. The roof will not be easy for him to conquer with just himself and Indrani. He has no army to back him up. The leaders of the roof are determined to kill him and stop him from figuring out their secrets. 

This book for me was a little slow. Unlike the first book, which was fast with a ton of action, there is very little in The Deserter. Here Stopmouth and Indrani do a lot of running and hiding. However, the mysteries are endless. I believe the only reason I stayed interested in this book were all the things I wanted to find out. Like who are the Roof People? Where did they come from? Why would they make a world full of death and cannibalism? And of course what secrets were they hiding, not just from the people of Stopmouths world, but also from their own. This is what kept me opening the book each night to try and finish. I gave it 3 stars because it was written well and I just loved the first book so much and I loved the characters. So I couldn't give it anything lower than a 3.

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