Top positive review
Reviewed in the United States on July 18, 2020
I have read all three books within the Street Rats of Aramoor trilogy and wished the author had not stop the series at three books. There are a few loose ends that I would have love to see come to fruition, I can’t mentioned them here as I would hate to rob anyone’s reading enjoyment.
The story follows the adventure of a 13 year old that has been banished from his clan for committing a murder, accidentally, which forces him on an adventure to find acceptance and safety within the big city. Along the way to the city, it seems almost everyone he met fears him because of the perceived reputation of his clan, a group of efficient coldhearted merciless assassins, so it was no surprise that given his age most want to use him for their own goals.
It seems that luck was never a word that cuddles him and as much as he strive to accomplish his tasking efficiently, he does it through bumbling processes and comes out victorious. The first day in the big city he was robbed by one of five street gangs, beaten and left with only his under pants. From here his adventure really begins when he found out one have to join a gang to survive or die of starvation.
The irony is that the gangs are all made up of homeless, discarded, unwanted kids who are quick to part with your belongings, put a knife across your throat or bash competing gangs’ members. The city is a violent place where he truly learns the reasons for the children homeless plight, the need for friendship and belonging, and most of all parental love and guidance.
This series depicts how kids get into gangs and the brutality ones needs to overcome to survive, while avoiding a one way trip to a salt mine, permanent visit to a dungeon or death in the streets. One can’t help but feel sorry for most of the children as stories are unfold knowing they ran parallel to what was Ames place for n today’s cities. I could have rated this series five stars but I feel four and a half is deserving because the series ending was just too abrupt This is a good read that can be believable for all ages