A new world is emerging years after war destroyed society. In a Minnesota lake, the last surviving loons, direct descendants of the legendary First Pair, await the one who can help heal the earth. Each year a human sacrifice is brought to them to be endowed with special gifts, but they come at a terrible price.
Even as the rest of the world rebuilds, Grace Kriske’s life is shattered. Unable to walk, she feels utterly dependent on her family and trapped in a community that disapproves of her rebellious ways. Grace’s only solace is her lover, David Tvedt, a trader who wants to take her away with him if she’d let him.
Yet something else calls to Grace the loons. They haunt her dreams, lurking in her mind as if part of her deepest primal self. But when Grace is chosen as the new sacrifice, she’s afraid. Will she risk everything to help the community that shuns her, or will she choose her own path?
Looking at that cover, I immediately thought the main character of this book was going to be one tough cookie. A girl with a dark past and certainly no wimp.
And Grace certainly is not a wimp. She wants to take care of her own and not rely on others. She also has a big wall around her and do not let a lot of people in, especially her love David. I would have liked to see more character development. Her past was short and I never got the details about the accident she was in. I wanted to connect with the character, but couldn’t because I didn’t know a lot about her.
The plot is short. It certainly is there, but when it’s about to start it stops also. This story could have been fabulous and very entertaining if it was longer than 48 pages. There was not a lot of descriptions of the loons and why they where in the lake the first place. Something was missing in the story and therefore it didn’t feel complete.
Should We Drown in Feathered Sleep is a short story that could have been awesome if there was more depth and more pages.