I have just finished reading “Promised Valley Peace” by author Ron Fritsch and overall I would have to say it was a good read. “Promised Valley Peace” is the conclusion to Fritsch's four part “Promised Valley” series. In “Promised Valley Peace” the series’ characters finally give up on their hopes of the Gods making their world into a better place. Instead, they opt to make that happen for themselves. I guess the saying that “God helps those who help themselves” is a true statement (at least in regards to this title) and this sentiment/belief is very much highlighted in this book.
So, “Promised Valley Peace” is the culmination of the “Promised Valley” series and in it we, the reader, watch as these prehistoric peoples strive to mold the world to their own desires. To each bring about what they feel to be the “right” path. One side wants to rule the world through cruelty and fear, whereas the other side wishes to live peacefully together so that all can enjoy prosperity. It does however help that in “Promised Valley Peace,” the "good" characters have recently discovered horses and have learned how they can be trained for many different uses, including war. Needless to say, these “good” characters plan to use this newfound discovery as a means to ensure their victory in a battle that has been brewing for generations. (Or at least for the prior three books)*chuckle*
With that said, I don’t want to provide any further details about “Promised Valley Peace” (or the ending of the “Promised Valley” series), but at the end of the day it was worth the read. Bottom-line, Fritsch is an imaginative author with the ability to spin a good yarn. And, his characters, the settings and their various situations were for the most part, believable. If only the people of today's day and age come together as easily, the world would no doubt be a much friendlier place. Four stars…
Promised Valley Peace
Asymmetric Worlds (2013)
Reviewed by Author Charline Ratcliff for Rebecca’s Reads (1/14)