The Earth Dwellers (The Dwellers Saga Book 4) by David Estes
A YA Sci-fi/Dystopian Novel published by David Estes (09/03/2013)
“…in the end, we all die. But we don’t die equal.” (Kindle Locations 2675-2676).
Earth Dwellers. They came from below ground and they refuse to mingle with those already living in the harshness of the surface of the Earth. In this final installment of the Country Saga Series and the Dweller Saga Series, Earth Dwellers chronicles the final battle for control of the surface. It’s about more than control, though, the Earth Dwellers don’t want to share and plan to annihilate any who are living above ground.
Cowardice, Protection, Loyalty, Love, Romance, Compassion, Patience, Responsibility, Leadership, Power, Overthrow, Dictatorship, Tracked, Post-apocalyptic, Underground, Segregated Society, Class System, Unequal Power, Corrupt Government, Fight the Power, Resistance, Friendship, Survival
I was very glad that David Estes once again provided a slang term guide at the beginning of the book with all the different “regions'” special words and definitions. His usage of these terms is not wholly unique, but adds a specialness and intimateness to the worlds he is creating. I absolutely love the Fire Country’s curse words and like it when an author thinks of unique curse words that are inoffensive to our modern real world.
I was not as pleased with this final book as I was with any of the Country Saga Books or the first Dweller Saga book. This final book of both series fell short of the excitement in the other books as it was trying to bring together so many characters and so many stories, but focused mainly on the original storyline with Adele of the Moon Realm and Dweller Saga Series. Main characters from other stories, such as Water & Storm Country didn’t get as much time and weren’t even present for the entire final battle!
I did not like Perry and was exasperated with how much appearance he made in this final book and in the Fire country book.
I still enjoyed how David Estes told the story from many perspectives and appreciated it much more in this book as many people from many places were coming together.
Not only was there resolution of the old stories from the other books, but Estes gave us a new story and new characters: The Earth Dwellers.
This novel was published by David Estes 09/03/2013 and is available on Amazon here.
TLDR Star Rating: 4.25
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