J is For Just Another Book Review (Far in the Wilds)

FitWFar in the Wilds is a novella written by Deanna Raybourn that is meant to be a prequel to her novel A Spear of Summer Grass, but does well standing on its own. The story revolves around Ryder White, a Canadian by birth, but African by choice. Or as he puts it, Africa chose him. This novella serves as a quick backstory to him to prepare the reader for his part in A Spear of Summer Grass.

Far in the Wilds is short and can easily be read in one sitting, but that doesn’t mean it’s insignificant. The story is gripping and exciting, which will cause you to read it even faster. Ryder is a colonial living in Kenya in the 1920s. The story starts off a wee bit slow as he prepares for and attends a party, but quickly escalates as Ryder kills a rogue lion in the village and then leads a Danish Prince on a hunting expedition to find and kill a leopard.

This novella definitely got me excited to read the full-length novel, A Spear of Summer Grass.

5/5 Stars

As of the posting of this review, Far in the Wilds is available to download for free from Amazon.com and bn.com, and probably a few other places.

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