Author Larry Landgraf introduces us to the second volume in his Four Seasons set: Into Spring: the Next Generation.
Twenty years after Into Autumn, Sean and Robbie leave Peaceful Valley for Corpus Christi, hoping to find women who will join their fiercely protective group back home. What they find is a fight to survive the violent dictatorship of ruthless Sandra Hawkins. Meanwhile, a new family joins the group in the Valley, except that what seems like a safe addition might bring the worst kinds of change. Into Spring continues the Four Seasons saga about building a new life in Texas after the collapse of civilization.
Into Spring is a more polished book, it feels smoother than the first book. This is not to detract from the first book in the least. Larry continues keeping POV really clean, something I greatly appreciate. His character development is first rate, the people mature in a normal fashion while striving against very difficult odds. Settings and action are well balanced with dialog and narration is good. Larry’s pacing is relaxed and enjoyable. Certain parts of the book impacted me mightily, my eyes were even sweating a little bit towards the end.
This book does quite well as a stand-alone novel. The reading experience will be much more rewarding if you read Into Autumn first.
More good news! Larry is working on the next installment already.
I found two minor errors that will in no way detract from pure reading pleasure.
Into Spring gets 5 STARS!
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