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Reviewed by Anne-Marie Reynolds for Readers' Favorite
Recreance by HG Chambers is Book 1 of The Aeternum Chronicles. Oren Hart, just 17 years old, is running. His family has been murdered by Ministry Breakers and his life has changed forever. He heads into the Miralaja desert, a deadly place to be, chased by assassins from the Ministry and dodging predators from above. He needs to keep his wits about him if he is to survive long enough to find out what’s going on. He can no longer trust the Ministry and, when he finds out what’s going on, his battle for survival gets tougher. Helped by Khalil to escape and Lahlil to start a new life, Oren starts to think about Clem, his best friend whom he had to leave behind. Now her life is in danger and she too is on the run, both of them fighting a battle for survival – not just them but the whole of humanity.
Recreance (The Aeternum Chronicles) by HG Chambers is a post-apocalyptic story, and a very good one at that. It’s a story that you can’t help but read; it hooks you from page 1 and never lets go, at least not until the end. It’s a well-developed story with a clear plot, a mixture of fantasy, dystopia, magic and mystery, not to mention the science and technology aspect. The character development is excellent; you learn so much about the main characters, who they are, and you really get to know them. The book is very descriptive, bringing strange worlds to life, making you feel as though you are there. HG Chambers has a real way with words, and has crafted the first in what I suspect is going to be a very exciting series. A fast-moving, gripping story that I highly recommend to all fans of futuristic adventure tales.