Enclave by Thomas Locke is the first book I’ve read by the author, but it won’t be the last.
I found the book to be a slower pace than many books these days–and that’s a good thing. It gave me time to get to know the characters in a way that fast-paced books can’t. It reminded me of the classic cowboy novels of times past. and yet it’s set in the future. A future that is rather dismal but certainly possible. Fifty years before there was a Great Crash that left America not just fractured but broken.
This story will keep you reading but it will also make you wonder–could this happen to America?
Definitely worth reading!
Here’s the back cover blurb:
It’s been 50 years since the Great Crash and what was once America is now a collection of enclaves, governed on the local level and only loosely tied together by the farce of a federal government. Catawba, one of the largest and most affluent enclaves in the southern states, is relatively stable and maintains a successful business of trade with nearby enclaves, including the one at Charlotte Township. But when a new vein of gold is found beneath the feet of those in Catawba, it’s only a matter of time before trouble finds them.
Now the future of Catawba may be in the hands of an untried 21-year-old trader named Caleb. And Caleb knows that if his secret were ever to come out, he would never see another dawn.
God Bless & Good Reading!