Pledge of Honor
by Lori L. Anderson Xlibris Corp.
Category: Fiction / Autobiography
0 pages; ISBN: 1413407102
Rating: 8/10 (Ratings explained)
Reviewer: Anne K. Edwards
The Elosians are a reclusive race who distrust all outsiders, but suddenly find themselves in desperate need of the wisdom of a person called The One, once their leader, but cast out for trying to change the way they lived after he'd had contact with Earth. When trouble with aliens threatens, the Elosians decide they need his wisdom and send men to find him but they never return. Finally, a young man called Keenu takes up the quest to find The One in spite of the danger. He finds The One called Dolan and they decide that by going to the alien city they might learn how to outwit them. They are captured and thrown into prison where they meet others, many from Eart. Two of them, Tony and Jamie, becomes friends with Keenu and The One. An escape is plotted and executed and the four of them flee together. Then Keenu is faced with the problem of how his people will react to these outsiders and the changes the quest has wrought in himself. He wonders whether he will be cast out as Dolan was. A fun read that gives the fantasy reader something to think about as well as provide entertainment. The characters are well drawn and very real, the reader will want to boo the villain while encouraging the heroes. A story that will satisfy the reader and make you wonder what will happen in the sequel. Happy reading.