Barney has been brought up under the watchful eye of humans, known as the Johnsons, where he has found a peacefully tolerable existence. Turmoil in the family pushes him out into the town which took the place of the forest that once stood before it. Darkness envelops him as he experiences humans who are less favourable of bears whilst he attempts to latch on to hope of his former way of life.
I chose to read this book after receiving a free e-copy from the author. All opinions in this review are my own and completely unbiased.
Development is the second story in the series The Black Bear Brotherhood. Humans took over the bears’ planet in Arrival when Barney was just a cub. Now, Barney is grown and bears are the humans’ slaves. Barney doesn’t seem to remember freedom and accepts his place in this world. The way the bears are treated breaks my heart because most of them are treated poorly. They are considered property, not equals.
I’m looking forward to reading the next book in the series, and I’m hoping the bears rebel. The only thing I don’t like about these stories is that they’re so short. I would prefer all of them in one book.
About the Author
Henry Bassett is an ebook writer first published in early 2019 with The Dead Chronicles of Martha Railer series; a supernatural urban dark fantasy which comprises of six instalments. He went on to write dark fantasy one-offs and, at this time, is working on a new dark fantasy series The Black Bear Brotherhood.
Website: Henry Bassett (wordpress.com)