Science Fiction & Fantasy

Home Rule: Book III of The Tribal Wars

Category:Science Fiction & Fantasy

Author:Stella Atrium

  • Publisher: Stella Atrium Writes
  • Publication Date: May 2, 2023
  • Number of Pages: 458
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-958959-06-0
  • ASIN: B0C44QT91N
Home Rule is the third entry in The Tribal Wars Saga by Stella Atrium and an engaging science fiction narrative that will have fans of soap opera fully invested. Rabbenu Ely's reign is brutal and unwanted, and as a form of protest, Arrivi women burn themselves in the streets. With the city of Urbyd under siege by the Madquii and Gora tribes, Brianna Miller hopelessly seeks a peace treaty. The rebellion by the women desperate to get earth's attention is noticed by Hershel Henry, a photojournalist. Henry wants to cover the conflict but gets himself involved in ways he never imagined. This novel follows the journey of an indefatigable journalist who is out to reveal the truth about colonisation and oppression and the paths of remarkable characters who struggle to make a difference against impossible odds.

Stella Atrium has crafted a tale that is littered with intrigue and that examines colonial yoke borne by indigenous peoples. The narrative is twisty and the author shines a strong light at oppression and the fast-paced narrative doesn't lack the social commentaries that allow the human condition to take form in the story. There are secret dealings, alliances fueled by greed, rebellion, and political machinations — all so deftly wrapped to offer an enjoyable reading package to readers. Characters like Kelly, Brianna, and Hershel are well-written and they will instantly win the interest of readers. This highly original, thought-provoking and poignant narrative features superior storytelling and has those nuanced characters that are unforgettable. The lyrical imagery absorbs readers into the already wonderfully drawn world, the unflinching examination of colonial injustices and the resilience of a people who refuse to go down feeds the pathos, and the author's extraordinary ability to explore human emotion in detail makes the story searing.

Reviewed By: David Reyes

Reviewed Date: June 7, 2023

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