Brilliant Darkness #0.5
Published November 2013 by author
YA, Post Apocalypse | 45 pages
Peree knows what he’s doing as the new Keeper of the Water Bearer, Fennel.
He knows Fennel’s Sightless. He knows that means the Scourge can’t hurt her while she gathers fresh water for her people. He knows how to wield his bow and arrow to take out the revolting flesh-eaters when they swarm around her. He’ll motivate her, distract her, do anything he can to keep her working. And most important, he’ll make sure his people get every drop of their share of the water she collects. Peree knows his duty is to his people and his people alone, and not to the Water Bearer.
What he doesn’t know is that he’s falling in love with her.
Book Review: ★★★★
This is a cute short story that lets us see things from Peree’s perspective. It was interesting to see how Henley describes things differently between a character who can see and one that can’t. I liked seeing things from his perspective but I would have liked to see more about the lives of the Lofties and their community; especially how they view the Groundlings.