𝓣𝓱𝓮 𝓻𝓲𝓿𝓮𝓻 𝓶𝓲𝓰𝓱𝓽 𝓷𝓸𝓽 𝓫𝓮 𝓰𝓸𝓵𝓭𝓮𝓷 𝓫𝓾𝓽 𝓲𝓽 𝓼𝓮𝓮𝓶𝓮𝓭 𝓽𝓸 𝓫𝓮 𝓹𝓪𝓲𝓷𝓽𝓮𝓭 𝔀𝓲𝓽𝓱 𝓪𝓼 𝓶𝓪𝓷𝔂 𝓬𝓸𝓵𝓸𝓻𝓼 𝓪𝓼 𝓮𝔁𝓲𝓼𝓽𝓮𝓭 𝓲𝓷 𝓽𝓱𝓮 𝔀𝓸𝓻𝓵𝓭 𝓪𝓷𝓭 𝔀𝓱𝓸 𝓴𝓷𝓮𝔀 𝔀𝓱𝓪𝓽 𝓸𝓽𝓱𝓮𝓻 𝓬𝓸𝓵𝓸𝓻𝓼 𝓯𝓵𝓸𝔀𝓮𝓭 𝓾𝓷𝓭𝓮𝓻 𝓲𝓽𝓼 𝓼𝓾𝓻𝓯𝓪𝓬𝓮?
Extremely ravaged by the hurricane Kronos, the city of Kairos is not the same anymore. Bees have vanished and pollination can only be carried out artificially through hands for which children are enforced to work on the fields.
The siblings, Shifa and Themba are exploited and subjugated to work in the very same field. The government disguises the world by featuring an enticing epitome of ‘Freedom Fields’ where children carry out their studies and work at the same time but the reality was a long way off. Shifa realizes their lives are no less than living behind the bars and unravels a secret that can vindicate them and alter their fate.
𝓝𝓸𝔀 𝓲𝓽 𝔀𝓪𝓼 𝓶𝓸𝓾𝓻𝓷𝓯𝓾𝓵, 𝓷𝓸𝓽 𝓬𝓱𝓲𝓵𝓭𝓲𝓼𝓱 𝓪𝓽 𝓪𝓵𝓵, 𝓳𝓾𝓼𝓽 𝓾𝓷𝓼𝓹𝓮𝓪𝓴𝓪𝓫𝓵𝔂 𝓼𝓪𝓭.
I totally adored the bond between the siblings. When Shifa got into trouble because of Themba, even though they weren’t related by blood Shifa’s love for her brother remains unchanged. However, I liked the world-building in this book but the elucidation of the division of society into Paragons, Outlanders, and Scavage could have been more descriptive. The profound portrayal of the characters and human emotions drawn by the author was like a cascade that gave a beautiful flow throughout the read.
Where the river runs gold is a book that facsimiles a dystopian world that could be possible in the near future if we don’t put enough efforts to save our present thriving world. A tale that underlines the love of family and emerging out with valor. Recommending it for an adventurous read.
Thanks to @hachette_india for the #gifted copy.🌻
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