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Dogs of the Drowned City #1: The Storm Paperback – Apr 1 2012
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About the Author
Dayna Lorentz has shared her life with many pets of various species, but self-identifies as a dog person (just don't tell her cat!). She lives in Vermont with her husband, daughter, two rescued pug mixes, and a rescued Maine coon cat. Dogs of the Drowned City is her first series.
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Dayna has created a great story with well developed characters that you really feel for. Amazing story with some really suspenseful events. The entire book is a page turner.
Highly recommended for everybody!! Although it is geared for the 10 to 14 age group, it is a good read for us adults looking for a fast moving and action packed story.
Get the entire set because you will want the next book as soon as you finish the first!
Great job Dayna Lorentz... we will be watching for your next series.
The story is told cleverly from a dog's perspective - the dogs pant when they find something funny, they say things like, "I need to bark with you" and "As you can smell..." and recall their many battles with the 'floor sucker' (vacuum cleaner).
Better still are the charming personalities of the main characters and their friendships with each other, especially the noble lead dog, Shep. Shep is an escapee from an underground dog fighting circuit, large and powerful, but with a heart of gold. He does not love violence or conflict and wants nothing more than for his boy to return to him, but is forced by circumstances and his conscience to come to the rescue of a host of other dogs, abandoned like him against the ravages of nature and the predations of a wild dog pack. He keeps on keepin' on, even when his attempts to do right backfire, the other dogs prove ungrateful and annoying, and his best friend turns into a deadly foe. Though a dog, Shep's courage, perseverance, and compassion make him a worthy role model to young readers. I daresay that Shep's faith, movingly portrayed in several spots throughout the book, resonates as a canine mythologizing of the Christian message, and is sure to warm the hearts of all good people.
I don't know what age of reader this book was intended for, but it has some darker themes and a smattering of nasty violence, though none of these seem gratuitous or are played for titillation. Still, caveat emptor if you are buying this for very young children. Also, the cast of characters gets pretty large by the end of the book and it is hard to keep track of who is who. This is a minor complaint, however, and I enjoyed the book a great deal.