Saturday, March 4, 2017

The Tethering by Jeremy R. Strong (Bound by Blood, #1)

The Tethering
by Jeremy R. Strong
My rating: 4 stars

Publisher: Double Dragon eBooks (January 3, 2017)
Publication Date: January 3, 2017
Genre: Post-Apocalyptic Novella
Print Length: 79 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble

Tiger has lost almost everything. Her village. Her community. Her father. But her brother Tarren, who has been kidnapped by the deadheads that razed her village, still lives. With only the loyal but enigmatic old man Sai to guide her into the nightmare-jungle that was once North America, Tiger must face her greatest fears in a race to save her brother before he is lobotomized, even while the world around her is bled dry by Those That Watch.

The Watchers are in the end-stages of stripping the planet of its mineral resources—but as Tiger travels deeper into the lush inner-band, she learns that a far more dangerous biological resource is being cultivated on her dying world for a war that defies human comprehension. The race to save her brother's life takes on a new dimension as she uncovers the truth about her family, the sly old man she travels with and the uncanny beings she meets on her journey.

Tiger must question the invisible threads that bind her to her world, her brother, and her hidden past—but she will also discover that she is tied to a frightening and perhaps inevitable future and that she may not control her destiny. She will come to know The Tethering.

 The Tethering by Jeremy R. Strong (Bound by Blood, #1)

Bound by Blood (The Tethering #1)Did you read that synopsis? Did it feel heavy, foreboding and mysterious? Trust me, it is the perfect description for THE TETHERING by Jeremy R. Strong. Prepare to enter a world that feels unfriendly, deadly even as young Tiger returns to her village to find it decimated by evil. Villagers are slain and broken and many have been kidnapped, including her brother, Tarren. One old man remains, and it is he who will guide her through the jungle remnants of what was once North America. With Sai by her side, Tiger will face whatever she must to save her remaining family.

There is something hidden in Tiger’s past, something that will change the course of her future, her world and those around her. A post-apocalyptic world will come to life, often savage, mistrusting and veiled in the unknown. Who will be friend, who will be foe and how will Tiger know as twisted versions of life dwell hidden in the tangles of this hellish jungle. Will Tiger find her brother before it is too late? Can she survive the jungle unscathed? What secrets will she learn on her journey?

Jeremy R. Strong has created a suspenseful read that is layered in the twists of desperation and a journey into the unknown. Filled with an atmosphere of secrecy, the feel of being on the edge of something new, this has the fantasy of a quest and the suspense of a dark mystery.

I received this copy from Jeremy R.Strong in exchange for my honest review.


  1. I read this story on Amazon Kindle and loved it too. Great review, Dii. You have a wonderful way with words yourself. ��