In this dark fable set in the near future, life in Britain in unrecognizable. Much of the country is now underwater, and assets have been seized by the sinister Authority that runs the government. Hall's innovative work is a testament to the triumph of the individual in dire circumstances.In this dark fable set in the near future, life in Britain in unrecognizable. Much of the country is now underwater, and assets have been seized by the sinister Authority that runs the government. Hall's innovative work is a testament to the triumph of the individual in dire circumstances.Read Less
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I read this book at the urging of a friend ? I must thank her! Daughters of the North was thought provoking, intriguing and I couldn?t wait to finish it.
It is a richly written, highly descriptive work of apocalyptic fiction. With the constant changes in our global weather patterns and economy, the theme of how a society continues after a major upheaval was timely. The book concentrates on a female perspective and challenged me to imagine how I might react in such a situation. The characters are vivid with a relentless drive to survive.
Though I haven?t been to the areas in Britain where this story is based, I was excited by the lush landscapes she painted. There is imagery in this book to excite the senses.
The novel contained an epilogue that provided insight on the author. I enjoyed reading the author?s perspective on the work and its genesis. It was a great way to end the experience.
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