A missing eye.
A broken wing.
A stolen country.
The last job didn’t end well.
Years go by, and scars fade, but memories only fester. For the animals of the Captain’s company, survival has meant keeping a low profile, building a new life, and trying to forget the war they lost. But now the Captain’s whiskers are twitching at the idea of evening the score.
A Brief History:
I picked up The Builders at the bookstore when I met Lindsey Stirling. I’m not really sure what draws me to certain books, but I just happened to pick it up off the shelf, read the description. There were references to Watership Down on the cover, but the “blurb” that caught me the most was the following:
“Nobody does dark like Polansky. “The Builders” is “Redwall” meets “Unforgiven,” combining the endearing wit of Disney’s Robin Hood with all the grit and violence of a spaghetti western.” Myke Cole, author of the Shadow Ops series
Wait! Redwall meets Unforgiven? Take my money! And take my money they did.
As you can see this met the “Book read in a day”, it’s a quick read as The Captain rebuilds the crew to take revenge on a turncoat former member. The story could have easily been told with human characters, but hey, a One Eyed Mouse has much more character!
Do I recommend this book?:
I’m not sure, I enjoyed it for what it was. Like I said, I also read it fairly quickly. How’s this, to a random stranger I wouldn’t say “hey you should read this” but to someone I would have a conversation with, I may.
You can get The Builders over at Amazon.
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