Upon arrival Enclave, by Thomas Locke, quickly went to my night stand. Most days I only get to read before bed, so that is the most logical place for it to be.
Unbeknownst to me, the book did not remain there. If you want an author that will grab you, and even your teenage bookish boys, this one is for you!!! Jacob (my 17 year old) kept asking me if I had read it yet. I kept saying no, and finally asked why he was pestering me. Well, he read it. Yep. Snagged it off my night stand, took it to work and flew through it during his breaks. That should tell you something!
Enclave is a post apocalyptic story where there is no electricity. Our world has become a place where groups of people live and they rule their own area. Gone are the days of National Law, or State Law, or even sometimes local law. Corruption is high, dangers are rampant, life is a struggle every day.
One of my favorite parts of this story was the characters – there is not just one main hero, but instead there are a few guys who come together willing to risk everything to find a better way for their loved ones. Caleb and Kevin are thrown together and forced trust each other with one common goal. However, evil lurks everywhere, and it is hard to know who to trust.
Catawba is the enclave that Caleb is from, and when they find a thread of gold in the mining hills, they must find a way to harvest and sell without letting the competing government factions know. Caleb and Kevin embark on a adventure to find freedom for their friends, and wealth for their enclave, but at great risk to themselves.
NOTE: I highly recommend this book, and any other by Thomas Locke – and Jacob does too!! This book will be passed around the family and then put on a shelf to pull out again in the near future! I was offered a free copy in exchange for my honest review.