The Liberation Od Sundrian City, By Ander Louis. (Unabridged, 8:01:26)
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If ignorance were bliss, would you seek truth?
In a sheltered city that has locked itself away from the dangers of the outside world, a band of underground rebels, driven by this very question, plan to uncover the truth beyond their impenetrable wall.
Meanwhile, as he struggles to bring his own life together by solving the mysterious murder of his parents, thirteen-year-old Linus Smith will come to learn – the hard way – that he is a gifted war elephant rider, and find himself in the most unlikely place – at the crux of a liberation.
-- What the readers say --
"To summarise this book in a single word, I’d have to say 'fun.' Ander Louis wastes no time advancing the story's plot, so as a reader, you don’t have to worry about the somewhat standard beginning book lull that many fantasy novels tend to have. I actually ended up reading this from cover to cover in a single setting. This is by no means, saying the book is short. The author simply shapes a story that makes you want to continue on to see what happens next." - Roger Bellini, Daily Dose
"Fast paced and reckless. Ander Louis and Linus Smith endeavour in a tale of risk and folly, past and present. The Liberation of Sundrian City is a fun and exciting novel. The book contains everything you want from the story and characters. Ander hits upon the spectrum of feelings you want to feel and creates plot lines that will keep you turning pages." - Mark, Reader
"Louis’ new book announces a triumph of unbound thought and technological advances over social myths, old legends, modern taboos and subconscious stereotypes in the least obvious of ways. Whilst the easy flow of his prose, simplicity of characters and graphic action would certainly seem entertaining enough to younger audiences, his cleverly constructed trail of metaphors found in the choice of linguistic references and in the deliberate under-design of the plot is what makes this tale appealing to more critical readers." - Anna, Reader
"The Liberation of Sundrian City was probably the best single-volume adventure book I've read in a long while, full of well-illustrated prose, heartfelt dialogue, and realistic character development." - Lindsay, Reader
"One of the best things about this book is also the reason why I picked it up. Elephants! War elephants. I have never come across a YA fantasy that has featured this element and the author delivered. He captured the sophisticated sociology, deep personality, and deadly power of elephants in every scene with Mott and Missy. Especially the execution scenes, which made me shudder at the sheer ruthlessness." - Annoushka, Reader
"The story is based upon a simple yet intriguing premise, that belief and truth are two different things. The author skilfully weaves a tale of this incongruity and immerses the reader so fully into lives of the characters and the stories setting that I, as the reader, sometimes felt as if I were there with the characters as the story unfolded. Living the story with the characters made this a difficult book to put down and the book lacked the fluff pages common in books now-a-days that seem to inform the reader it is time to put the book down and go to sleep. Instead this book quickly came up to a fast, but comfortable pace and held the pace through the stories end." - Darren, Reader
"The use of war elephants in the novel, Missy in particular, was fascinating, but the character portrayal was what really had me invested in the story. Linus is a mere boy who is thrust between a rock and a hard place and I found it refreshing that he was portrayed as the 13 year old boy that he was, as opposed to him spontaneously becoming the typical archetypal hero. Also, the plot moved at a good pace, and was intriguing. This novel is a great debut novel, and I look forward to future works from this author!" - Lisa, Reader