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The Schinderlings follows Samoht and Leahcim, who happen to be modern-day princes, as they venture out to navigate various countries, politics, and the supposed mythology from which they stem. The brothers up until now have managed to live low-key lives in the U.S. under their protective mother, but once they get to Europe the air seems to pulse with the awareness of their royalty.
Samoht and Leahcim try to stay incognito but are soon recognized, forcing them to flee to the small nation where their father is king. Nostalgia has little time to take hold as the prejudiced attitudes of their father come to light and impending war is sparked. Not wanting anything to do with their royal duties, Samoht and Leahcim leave to distance themselves from their father's power. However, the young men soon stumble upon a group of wisdom seekers who fervently believe in the tales that tell of the god-like nature of the Schinderlings’ bloodline.
Amidst building tensions between their father's kingdom and the outside world, the long-running and confusing disappearance of thousands of animals points to a disturbance that will affect the entire globe. This motivates the brothers to seek out unusual mentors who promise not only make them great heroes, but necessary leaders. Samoht and Leahcim are soon catapulted into the cross-hairs of a complex network of danger. But if it is their place to intervene, then how can two people of their status do so without causing more harm?
Imaginative coming-of-age story that blends adventure, magical realism, & mythopoeia!
There is nothing predictable about this book, which is a breath of fresh storytelling. Not only does the plot, mythos, and structure of the book turn left when you expect it to turn right, but it shoots right up off the ground in all directions. The inner and outer worlds of the characters are both relatable and inventive. The level of historical and geopolitical detail is fascinating without being esoteric or bland. The story moves with both fervor and ample space to let plot points breathe. I recommend this to anyone, of any age, who loves good fiction. Can't wait for the next installment!