On an uncharted world, happiness is effortless and constant … but can true joy exist without sacrifice?
The people of Meriel have long believed their island world floats alone in the vast ocean universe, so they are astonished when another island drifts into view. With resources becoming scarce, Carya and Brantley quickly volunteer to search the new land for supplies.
After navigating a barrier of menacing trees, the pair encounter a culture of perpetually happy people who readily share their talents and their possessions. But all is not what it seems. At the core of the island is a horror that threatens everyone, including Brantley and Carya.
Freeing the villagers of the bondage they’ve chosen may cost Carya and Brantley more than they could have imagined. Even if the two succeed, they’ll have to find a way to return to Meriel quickly … or be cut off from their home forever.
Book 2 of The Dancing Realms series.
After the Order falls, Carya and Brantley barely have time to rest. Their island of Meriel has floated within sight of a new island that might hold vital supplies. When they explore this new world, Carya confronts a whole society of willful disbelief and must learn true faith. In Forsaken Island, book 2 of the Dancing Realms series, author Sharon Hinck skillfully dances through competing storylines of witnessing, spiritual doubts, coping with a life-altering disability, and exploring a new world. Forsaken Island pirouettes to a satisfying conclusion of all story movements.
Best for: Teen and adult fans of light fantasy with a dash of romance, anyone who loves dance.
Discern: Some briefly described violence, one person has a crisis of faith.