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Author:  Hugh Howey

The old world is buried. A new one has been forged atop the shifting dunes. Here in this land of howling wind and infernal sand, four siblings find themselves scattered and lost.

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Jun 15,2017
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Sand by Hugh Howey is an book full of fiction, fantasy and adventure , these genres are shown in the setting and plot of the novel. This novel is set in the shanty town of Springston and an mythical town called Danvar underneath the sand, No Mans land is also mentioned regularly in the novel, No Mans land is a place behind the sand dunes where it is said that no man returns hence the name. 

We are first introduced to Palmer. A young sand diver who, along with his dive partner Hap, has taken up a job to dig deep they become involved in a huge discovery. Palmers younger brothers Connor and Rob are waiting for him to come home so that they can conduct a yearly ritual that losses meaning with each passing year. When word spreads that the legendary Danvar has been found everyone wants to find where it is. But that's the least of their worries when someone intends far greater harm to the citizens of Colorado that anyone could imagine. 

Connor and Rob find a girl while on their annual camping trip who appears to have come from No Mans Land. She is a very interesting character because we haven't learnt much about her and she is very mysterious, she also is connected to their who they thought deceased father. 

I liked how the chapters were about different characters, it was effective because is focused on each character seperate but at some stages it got confusing and hard to keep up with what was happening. I also liked how that when there was a different or original word the author provided a description of the word. 

The audience of this novel would be anyone older than twelve that enjoys good reads about action and adventure, some of the word choice is quite advanced and it is sometimes hard to keep up with the plot so it would be too much of a hard read for younger persons.

I would rate this novel a 3/5 because I feel like the novel could have included more description to improve the book.


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