The Victor’s Heritage Synopsis: Corrag is a Democravian teenager, smart, funny and bold. Maybe too bold. It is 2045. America has been shattered into two countries. Democravia and the Republican Homeland. Peace between the two continental rivals is always fragile. An ill-fated escapade with her boyfriend launches Corrag on a journey of revolutionary impact, driving her to exile in the Nenkaja from which there is no escape. Will she ever find a place for herself in a society dominated by the Augment? The Victor’s Heritage, Book Two of the Jonah Trilogy, is a science-fiction thriller, a roller coaster of a book. – Goodreads
The Victor’s Heritage Review
Anthony Caplan tells a thought-provoking tale in The Victor’s Heritage, of an America so separated by politics and basic beliefs that its actually separated into two different countries. That of Democravia and the Republican Homeland (often abbreviated to Repho). He does a good job of very clearly illustrating that both sides have their advantages and disadvantages. His commentary on social issues and extrapolation of technological progress are both accurate and believable. The story is told through the eyes of a teenager on the cusp of becoming an adult, and facing her time to adapt or overcome.
Its ironic, coming off the heels of another book that was all about introspection, growing-up, and finding your place in the world, a book that I really liked, that I find myself writing this review and thinking that I made a mistake in choosing to review a book whose main character is a girl that’s introspective, growing-up, and trying to find her place in the world. Because, unlike the other book, I just didn’t enjoy this one.
It simply never managed to engage me, on any level, and I struggled to finish the book. I think the core issue is that I don’t read for thought-provoking. I read for rip-roaring action, fun, scares, and adventure that hook me, make me abandon reality, and live for a short while in someone else’s world – whether it be be better or worse than my own. This one just never let me into her world.