After thousands of years, male after male, finally - a female COMPIS is chosen. The peace of a nation seems secure, yet beneath the facade turmoil boils among its leaders. The innocent children, raised in ignorance all their lives until the Initiation of their seventeenth year, have no idea of the true face behind their High Council.
Why has a girl been chosen? Why is she special? Will she be able to do what no other Compis has done and bring the hypocrisy to an end?
If you could sum up Compis in three words, what would they be?
Inventive, engaging, thoughtful.
What other book might you compare Compis to and why?
Headed down the path of Robin McKinley's books. I think this author has a lot of potential.
What does Em Eldridge bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
Excellent reading voice, enjoyable to listen to. A really different experience than reading it myself.
Any additional comments?
This was an audio re-read of a Kindle book. I rated it 4/5 the first time through, but now I have read one of the sequels as well, and on this re-read I decided that it is really good enough for 5 stars--in other words, I will be adding it to my must read over again pile of books.
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