Book review : Culling

Author :Eden Wolfe

Series: Book 2 The Lower Earth Rising ( Click here for Book 1 review Selfsame)

Genre: Dystopian Fantasy

The continuation of the Lower Earth series, a dystopian fantasy set in a world where men are dying out after ‘The Mist’ and Queen Ariane continues her cruel reign.

Goodreads summary

Thousands of innocent genetic deviants.
One Queen who wants them dead.

Leadon long believed Lower Earth was a promised land.

But now that crop killers have become commonplace and Queen Ariane systematically obliterates those she deems unworthy, Leadon learns the hard truth about life on Lower Earth.

Humanity is scarce. Food is even more scarce. Ariane is driving Lower Earth to the brink of disaster.

When Leadon bears witness to an extreme act of cruelty by the Queen, she is torn between loyalty to the Ganese people and the morality of Lower Earth’s original peoples.

Thousands of innocent lives hang in the balance. One word and the Queen will have them destroyed. Leadon must convince her enemies that they should combine forces and work toward a common goal, or risk the promise of tomorrow for all.

In Selfsame, Lower Earth had to look itself in the eye. In Culling, Lower Earth must run from its own reflection. 


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