The story that began in The Witches Sleep continues in World Of The Beasts. It is a thrilling fantasy novel written by Kaitlynn Deann, a young author who has succeeded once again in captivating her readers. I read World Of The Beasts in one sitting, and I selfishly made my sisters wait until I was finished before they could even touch it.
It begins from the perspective of two slaves, Tuck and Sea-Anna. They have been married for about a year and live with their masters. Sea-Anna’s sweet demeanor and Tuck’s silent strength pull the reader’s interest in from page one.
If that was not enough, yet another set of characters add layers to the intricacy of the plot. Sunlight Reflecting Off The Moon, and Kindness In His Heart. Rebel Sunny, as she is known on Raena, began an uprising that would change the very structure of society. It’s been two years since freedom’s calling was made free. It isn’t enough. Sunny longs to free all slaves, on all worlds.
I had to find out what would happen. I stayed up late into the night, devouring words and scenes and images. Emotionally, I have never had a story impact me as much as this one has. The characters came alive. I felt their pain and joy as though they were my own family.
Readers pass from scene to scene without even realizing that they have read several chapters before coming up for air. There is never a dull moment, and the story never leaves you in a lurch. The plot develops at a proper pace, and the book felt complete at the end. Sadly, I am not able to say that of many books.
The book was a very good book over all, but I would not recommend it to anyone under the age of thirteen. It is very real and deals with issues that young children should not have to understand or read about. The slaves within the story reflect both the slaves of the past, and the slaves in the present. The political values within the story require a great deal of thought, and are reminders of what is happening around us.
Despite the violence and other issues within the book, it is very clean in a sense. There is no cussing or unnecessary sexual connotation or anything gross like that. Kaitlyn Deann has proven that even today, with all of the popular romance stories and gritty, sexy, action tales out there you can have a great story without adding sensory dirt.
I was impressed with the level of skill shown in this novel. Ms. Deann’s first novel was well written and enjoyable but her writing, structure and character development have noticeably improved in WOTB.
Interpret the story as you will. It is a thrilling tale full of adventure and suspense, but it is more than that. What you see depends on how deep you are willing to dig. Kaitlyn Deann is a very intelligent young woman and it is clear that she has put a lot of thought into her book.
So please, read the book for yourself. You will get a lot more out of it then reading really bad book reviews on a newbie’s blog. 🙂 Enjoy y’all!