The world of The Pledge comes alive from the first page, leaping into the conciousness of the reader and enveloping in the constant fear of life under tyrannical rule. Personal freedoms are few in this place and civil unrest is brewing beyond the city's walls, threatening the power of an aging but still powerful queen. A queen who will do everything in her power to maintian her place. Derting has creating characters with foibles, backgrounds and motivations that are rich and textured. Her characters come to life, dragging the reader through the pages long after she should have put the book down for the night. Recomended for readers who enjoy dystopian fiction.
- Class division
- Civil disobedience