Contemporary fiction- character driven family sage.
‘Sons of Taldra’ is an exquisite, thoughtful exploration of the ties that bind the fluidity of life, relationships and survival as author Duane Simolke’s charming trio- Taldra and her sons- Telius and Argen battle for the fate of Valchondria against the shape shifting aliens.
The intriguing adventure of Valchondria turns rambunctious when Taldra and her sons have to not only deal with external threats surrounding their planet but also the disturbances of the past decisions. ‘Sons of Taldra’ is an engrossing, contemporary character driven family sage which is elegant yet descript. This heartfelt brilliant piece of writing suggests that author Duane Simolke is a gifted writer with consistency who proves himself a worthy successor to narrate a standalone sequel to Degranon series. Tense and dramatic in order to better preserve the twists, author tamped the foreshadowing of the plot with diverse cast of secondary palpable characters.
The most intriguing aspect of the story is controlled by emotion as relatable characters grow and brave it all together, selflessly helping each other. Diving deeper into family bond this novel succeeds staying hard on its feet. Highly recommended to fans of genre or those looking for a fast paced entertaining fiction.