A review for Lost CIties, Age of the Beasts, posted on Goodreads.com
Even with her wiles, she is finally captured and sold into slavery in the kingdom of the Holstein, a master race of bovine. Fortunately for her, she is treated well. When she shows her abilities, she earns the respect, and ear, of her Master, Prince Meateus.
This trust is crucial when an expedition, led by Prince Meateus, is taken across lands unknown to the bovine, in order to find the Lost Cities of the race of humans. But there is one among them who would see the Prince meet up with an accident, and the expedition fail. With members of the Cat and Canine races among the adventurers, it seems hardly likely that such a fate could befall the Prince.
However, as they make their way along, discovering new worlds and learning new things, his life (and those of others) are saved time and time again by the quick-thinking Kyra. And the beasts discover that there is an intellect still alive in the race of human.
This is a terrific fantasy/adventure/dystopian story. I’ve never read “Animal Farm”, but it put me in mind as to what might have happened if that story had continued. Mr. Pyle does a great job of fleshing out his characters–they are very believable. Some are heartwarming, such as the sweet, small-world Borinda. Then there are others that you really love to hate, such as Chuckles.
There is non-stop action in this tale; even when the characters are in between hair-raising adventures, something is happening that keeps you interested. The author weaves back stories and side-stories in very well, making this a tapestry of fantasy. “
Come explore a world where beasts have been raised to rule the earth and humans are now the fallen ones – serving beastial masters. Join the adventures of Kyra Lynne on her life changing journey to regain the freedom snatched from her and discover the truth of her parents’ fate. Along the way she helps a bovine prince find his destiny.