Recreance, released earlier this year, is the first book in The Aeternum Chronicles and follows Oren as he escapes his home city with a quirky mystery-man after his parents are murdered. - Stay with me.
Together, after reuniting with his best friend after many years in the desert, they have to work to save not only themselves but also the citizens of New Arcadia. - Really, stay with me.
I know what you're thinking. Probably what I was thinking. "Troubled boys parents die and he and his friends have to save the city" we've all read that a billion times. It's cliche and overdone and getting annoying. All true. But believe me when I tell you that this one was different. Actually. I absolutely went into this rolling my eyes, but I could not put it down. I read it in a day, and enjoyed it immensely.
The world building is expertly done and the creatures that H.G. Chambers came up with, both in the desert and within the city are simply bad ass. (Spoiler? I don't think so. It all happens very quickly. Probably why it was so hard to put down!).
The Whole concept is really cool and is also, unexpectedly, a take on population control and what that would look like in a universe where everyone is biologically immortal. Count me in.
All in all, it was honestly awesome, I can't recommend it enough and I'm excited to see what H.G. Chambers comes up with for book 2.