Jasper Behrtram successfully completes his assignment of
abducting children from another world. His has been to obey and never ask
questions. While he can put himself in grave danger and be in for the worst
form of punishment if he failed, Jasper has never thought about the reason
behind the abductions. That is until he met Lily, twenty years ago. Lily and
Liam Howell were abducted and made to forget the experience. They have avoided
speaking about it until Lily remembers something that stirs her memory and her
heart. Can Jasper risk everything for Lily, even his own life?
Sunrays among Shadows by H. Dawn Hunter is the opening book in The Anim Series and a compelling science fiction narrative that is as nuanced as it is absorbing. The story is told from multiple points of view and this reinforces the suspense that is already strongly created in the story. The first-person narrative voice creates a strong sense of intimacy, pulling readers irresistibly and irrevocably into the inner worlds of the characters. This author explores the psyche of the characters with aplomb and makes them convincing. The prose is dazzling and the dialogues are well-crafted; they feel real and the author uses them to drive conflict, deepen the plot, and move the narrative forward. H. Dawn Hunter has an extraordinary gift for stellar characters and the world-building is no less impeccable. Jasper is a man torn between duty and conscience, a charmer who succeeds to win hearts on Earth only to abduct them and bring them to another world. Lily's experience is as disturbing as it is vividly drawn and her journey to reconnect with the past is intriguing. Sunrays among Shadows is a deftly plotted, cleverly executed tale with an irresistible appeal to fans of science fiction.