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Set on the mythical planet of Anoroc, tensions rise between the two-class system, identified by white and red robes. The planet's rapidly growing population of Chigidies turns a sharing of sparse resources into a battle of entitlement, particularly for the most precious commodity of all—Paintite. Sensing a looming conflict, a single mother in the Plains sends her two teenage sons to live in the Mountains with their beloved Uncle Dobo, a founder of the Militia. It is here that they are forced to come of age as they learn the inner workings of their economy. In this epic fantasy, incredible world-building sets the stage for a story rife with sociopolitical and real world themes. Beeker, Dak, and their generation can no longer plead ignorance to the tumult overtaking Anoroc. But, at what cost will it come?
"An enthralling Young Adult fantasy novel rife with sociopolitical and coming-of-age themes... Along with its intellectual ferocity Anoroc a downright emotionally engaging, steadily-paced, page-turner kind of story."
- A Life on Books (5-Stars)
"A well-written adventure story, Bryan Kuderna's fantasy novel is made rich by its original and immersive setting and eccentric main characters... wonderfully detailed worldbuilding that I couldn't help but marvel at."
- Readers Favorite (5-Stars)
"The world-building capabilities of Bryan M. Kuderna demand applause. The incorporation of even the minutest details relating to the complicated social structures, beliefs, and stigmas brought the land of Anoroc alive."
- Shrabastee Chakraborty (4 Stars)
"If you are a fan of coming of age stories, specifically set in a time of strife or conflict, with world events happening around the characters, this is a good book to add to your shelf."
- Slick Dungeon
"Anoroc is great read for fans of Dune and other metaphorical fantasy stories... the author's engaging writing style makes it worth the read."|
- Sarah Foil