Monday, April 13, 2015
Book One in the White Stone Trilogy
by Cheryl J. Rodriguez
Trouble has come into the lives of those living in a large farming community. There are those who seek absolute control over the farmers, those who believe in being free to make their own decisions about their lives and their work. This trouble begins with the theft of the town’s food supply and the murder of the town’s pastor. Ethel is a young girl, a mushroom hunter who ends up getting swept into the struggle. She and her friends Grace and Truman stumble on the tragic scene of the murdered pastor and travel to the center of their town to investigate rumors of rioting.
After saving their Queen’s life they begin a quest to get to the bottom of the trouble that appears to be infecting other towns. A mysterious man by the name of Reechangle makes promises of safety to those who will just follow him, but at what price does that safety come? Ethel, Grace and Truman become fugitives as they learn more about Reechangle and his agenda for the people of their town.
Chosen is a good book, but I didn’t get pulled into the story right away. I think that Ethel took awhile before she was able to fight back which is good because it shows she had struggles with becoming the character she is in the end. It seemed that Ethel was the only character that went through significant change. Perhaps the sequels will focus more on the other two characters. This was a very interesting book and I look forward to reading the sequels.