This story speaks to many ills of the real world and wraps it in fantasy, dark truths that are sometimes uncomfortable to read about (beware if you are easily triggered).
By the time you are paying taxes, you will be aware of sad social structures in the world and how there are too many ways to be taken advantage of . . . used and abused. We are all born into a set of circumstances, good or bad, it is our fate to struggle for survival, to navigate beyond that station to an uncertain future. This novel is essentially about varying levels of hardship, self-discovery, the strength of will, and choices . . . even for individuals who seemingly have none.
I’d like to thank NetGalley and Dutton for an advanced copy of Beneath The Keep for my unbiased evaluation. 3.5 stars