The Land Uncharted
Uncharted Series book 1
by Keely Brooke Keith
-From the back cover-
Lydia Colburn is a young physician dedicated to serving her village in the Land. Day and night, she rushes by horseback to treat the ill and injured, establishing a heroic reputation as the village's new doctor.
Naval Aviator Connor Bradshaw is flying over the South Atlantic Ocean on a mission to secure any remaining sources of fresh water in a 2025 torn apart by war. A malfunction activates his aircraft's ejection system, parachuting his unconscious body to the shore of a hidden land. Lydia risks her safety to help the injured outsider despite the shock of his mysterious arrival and the disastrous implications his presence could have for her peaceful society, which has gone undetected for seven generations.
Connor searches for a way to return to his squadron, but his fascination with life in the Land makes him protective of Lydia and her peaceful homeland. And while Lydia's attraction to Connor stirs desires she never anticipated, it also pushes an unwanted admirer to stage a dangerous attempt to win her affection.
As Connor tries to keep the Land off the radar, he learns the biggest threat to Lydia lurks in her village. But when Lydia's greatest passion and darkest fear collide, will she look to the past or the future to find the strength to survive.
Wonderful debut novel!
I was approached by the author to read and review this book , and, while I've never really been into futuristic/sci-fi stories, I decided to give The Land Uncharted a go. I really liked it! It wasn't like the typical dystopian tale, all dark and/or with advanced technology, but is instead a wonderful blend historical and sci-fi.
This Book received a 4 Bark rating.
As I read the story I had to remind myself a few times that this is actually Keely Brooke Keith's debut novel. I loved how the story had both a historical, Little Women/Treasure Island, and a modern feel to it, at the same time.
Keely Brooke Keith has done an excellent job penning a Land filled with detail, from the geography to the style of government to the customs and traditions of the people. The mysterious nature of the location of the Land is tantalizing. A shipload of people and a man ejected from jet over 150 years later find it but none can plot it on a map or see it by satellite imaging.
It seemed to me that the ending left a few tantalizing threads that are perfect lead-ins for a second book, which I'm hoping will come out soon. I definitely want to revisit the Land and its inhabitants.
Tell Tale Book Reviews gives The Land Uncharted by Keely Brooke Keith a 4 Bark rating.
Paperback: 310 pages
Publisher: Edenbrooke Press; (October 1, 2014)
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