Book Review: The Victor’s Heritage by Anthony Caplan

27073904Title: The Victor’s Heritage

Author: Anthony Caplan

Genre: Science Fiction

Publication Date: October 10, 2015




(from Goodreads)

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.


I received a free ecopy of this book for an honest review.

I  had read Savior, the first book in the Jonah trilogy, and when the author asked if I wanted to review the second book, I was happy to do so. Although this is the second book in the trilogy, it is a stand alone book. It’s about the daughter/granddaughter of the main characters in Savior.

In this futuristic world, there is no longer a United States. There is Democravia and the Republican Homeland, each with its good and bad points but in both, the negatives outweigh the positives. 

Corrag is a teenage girl who lives in Democravia and she is supposed to be Augmented soon. Although she doesn’t know exactly what the entails, she does know that the emotions and actions of the Augmented are monitored and controlled. She also knows that she doesn’t want to do that, at least for now. She doesn’t know what she wants and she’s bold enough to fight for herself. She’s an interesting character because she’s a lost teen who doesn’t know what her goals are, but she ends up in some crazy situations and usually knows the right thing to do.

There is a lot of action in The Victor’s Heritage along with some twists. You never know where Corrag is going to end up next. I liked the ending and look forward to reading the next book. 

Available on Amazon.

About the Author

(from Goodreads)

633215Anthony Caplan is an independent writer, teacher and homesteader in northern New England. He has worked at various times as a shrimp fisherman, environmental activist, journalist, taxi-driver, builder, window-washer, and telemarketer, (the last for only a month, but one week he did win a four tape set of the greatest hits of George Jones for selling the most copies of Time-Life’s The Loggers.) Currently, Caplan is working on restoring a 150 year old farmstead where he and his family tend sheep and chickens, grow most of their own vegetables, and have started a small apple orchard from scratch His road novels, BIRDMAN and FRENCH POND ROAD, trace the meanderings of one Billy Kagan, a footloose soul striving after sanity and love in the last years of the last century. His latest fiction effort, LATITUDES – A Story of Coming Home, to be released on Kindle, Nook and Smashwords and paperback in the summer of 2012, is a young boy’s transformative journey overcoming dysfunction, dislocation and distance.