Lose Sight of the Shore

Fiction - Historical - Event/Era
155 Pages
Reviewed on 05/21/2020
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Reviewed by K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite

Lose Sight of the Shore is a work of fiction in the historical, alternative history, adventure, and drama sub-genres, and was penned by author James Huber. Taking an alternative look at settlement and how generations may have differed across the globe, this high adventure novel sees a group of survivors settle in Central America. As their people grow in numbers and they meet settlers from other places in the world, so they expand their horizons and take to the seas in search of other lands to conquer. With a few paranormal moments to overcome, the settlers face war, family drama, and the fear of the unknown as they press on in their adventures.

Author James Huber has crafted a really intriguing premise for a story, and one which plays on the themes of human nature and humanity as an explorative but also combative race. I enjoyed the exploration element, especially when there are clues as to where the alternate history lines up alongside our reality, and the characters were well-drawn with realistic presentation of dialogue. The initial history of the people is a little heavy to get through as it takes up several chapters, but it does give you a good grounding for the rest of the novel once you’re into the story proper. Overall, Lose Sight of the Shore would make a fascinating read for fans of adventure fiction that explores new vistas, as well as historical fiction which recounts a more difficult but much more dynamic way of life.