14 May 2012

'The Raised' will have you questioning human roles in the lives of other sentient beings

A harbinger is defined as, “One who initiates major change,” and change is exactly what MacCoinneach has called to order in book one of her Harbinger series, The Raised.

Although not defined as Science Fiction, I found that MacCoinneach’s story flirts with what to some, might be considered an otherworldly story-telling approach. Marrying the not-so-far-off the mark unrest of modern politics, with what could be compared to an alien nation’s much needed revolt for liberation, she has crafted, through vivid imagination and fantasy, a world in which the labels we (and by we, I mean humans) hide behind cease to have meaning or power of any kind.

Overall, I found the book to be smart, well crafted, and full of intrigue. If you haven’t done so already, The Raised will definitely have you questioning the forced roles of humans in the lives of the other sentient beings with whom we share this earth.

Erica Settino | Twitter | Facebook | Website
New York Erica is the founder and executive director of the non-profit organization, Karuna For Animals: Compassion In Action, Inc. A long time vegetarian turned passionate vegan, she works tirelessly to educate others on the countless benefits of adopting a vegan diet. She currently holds a BS in Psychology with a concentration in Animal Behavior and an MFA in Creative Writing. Along with her work in animal advocacy, Erica works as an editorial assistant, freelance writer, certified and registered yoga instructor, nutritional counselor and health coach. She lives with her veg husband and their four rescued animal companions.

Photo credit: 'The Harbinger: Book 1 - The Raised' | Disclosure: Review copy provided