Ciaran Richards’ father was a soldier. A hero.
But now he’s dead. Or is he?
A Homeless Paradise is one of those gems that reels you in on the pretense it is the most simple and transparent of tales, then unashamedly sweeps the proverbial rug from under your feet.
It is clear that Susie Bennet has done her research as she ably conjures up the vivid landscapes and settings which underpin her first outing in the vast realm of fantasy fiction. Yet always trailing an air of mystery in her wake that leaves the reader to add their own interpretation.
At times there are shades of Terry Brooks and his classic Landover series, at others there is a sense of the manic, more reminiscent of an episode of The Prisoner. None of this to Bennetts detriment, for the scale of the tale she has condensed down to a little under a hundred pages demands the twist and rather macabre turns she employs to lead her readers to a rather sobering and reflective conclusuon.
Yes, A Homeless Paradise is a fantasy novella, but it might easily be tagged with the genre metaphysical, for the setting and circumstances of her main characters ultimately leave
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the reader reflecting on the vagrancies of fate versus providence and the daunting realisation that we must never take anything for granted. An entertaining debut which should have you eagerly anticipating the next book by Susie Bennett.