Far Endeavor

Far Endeavor

A Windflower Saga Novella, The Windflower Saga Volume 10

Fiction - Short Story/Novela
196 Pages
Reviewed on 08/14/2017
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Author Biography

Aleksandra Layland is a retired civil engineer and federal civil servant who worked primarily for the United States Air Force as a senior installation engineering manager responsible for buildings, airfields, infrastructure, fire protection, and emergency preparedness. She also served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Western Caroline Islands where she helped build school classrooms and cafeterias, low income housing, and simple village water distribution systems.

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Reviewed by Faridah Nassozi for Readers' Favorite

When a certain Kimbrii family left their homeland for Illurgia, they expected a relatively uneventful journey. However, the advice of a wicked and spiteful man led them directly into the hands of pirates. In an attempt to save the women from the horror they would face at the hands of the pirates, the family separated. What followed was a journey full of challenges and tragedies as the mother and her kids held on for dear life at sea while the men were sold into slavery. Follow the journeys of the two groups, each holding on to the ever fading hope of reuniting; and the lives of those they left behind in Kimbria as they grew into their own men and women, who would go on to travel far and wide and bring change not just to their people, but to many others.

Far Endeavor: A Windflower Saga Novella by Aleksandra Layland is a fast-paced, captivating tale of the lives of an exotic community as they spread across the lands, each embarking on a unique journey that would change lives. The story spans several decades and the author manages to maintain the flow through all these decades as different characters take center stage at different points in the narrations. The author brought the story to life vividly and I could easily picture the numerous locations that formed the setting and the people who lived there. I was fascinated by every detail of their long journeys, the endless challenges, the tragedies and the jubilations. It was especially fascinating to follow Branimir as he grew into his own man and found his purpose.