Safe Lands Series - Book Two by Jill Williamson
Day One of the Outcasts Blog Tour
A New Life - A New Death
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I received a review copy of Outcasts by Jill Williamson from Blink, A division of Zondervon, in conjunction with the January CSFF Blog Tour
I enjoyed Mrs. Williamson's first book in the Safe Lands Series, Captives, and was thankful for the opportunity to review her next book in the series, Outcasts. In case you haven't read Captives, it's available on sale for Kindle , Nook , and iTunes.
Safelands Webpage: http://thesafelands.com/
Outcasts opens with Kendall Collin's post-pregnancy life. In the Safelands, children belong to the Safelands, and are taken from their mother soon after birth. After celebrity life during her pregnancy, Kendall is coping with the loss of her son who she only sees in the Safeland videos. She is trying to get her life back to normal, and has taken her old job as a courier.
She hears someone moaning for help at the station, and comes upon her friend Chord who lies dying in a pool of his own blood. Chord dies before her eyes, but not before giving her four secret messages to deliver. When another courier appears and starts questioning her, Kendall wonders what is in the messages. Should she turn them over to the authorities when they appear? She should give them to Omar, the courier who shows up after Chord dies, and grabs Kendall's wrist to ask about Chord? Should she follow Chord's last wish, and illegally deliver the non-tracked messages?
All this happens in the prologue, and the pace just seems to pick up from there. As I read Kendall's denials about Chord, it reminded me of Peter denying Christ. I'm not sure it was intended, but Kendall was friends with Chord and wants to avoid any legal complications with the authorities much as Peter.
Sample chapter of Outcasts: http://www.scribd.com/doc/183292500/Outcasts
Series Youtube, nice graphics: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ezom5l_9vnQ&feature=youtu.be
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