The Severed Tower: A Conquered Earth Novel review...
The Severed Tower: A Conquered Earth Novel (The Conquered Earth Series)
by J. Barton Mitchell
Age Range - 12 and up
Genre - Adventure

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Age at time of review - 14
Reviewer's Location - Yucaipa, CA, United States
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Holt, Mira, and Zoey are on the run again – this time not just from the assembly, but from the Menagerie, a group of people who take a special interest in Holt.  Mira knows Holt is hiding something, but asking him might cost them their relationship.  Adding onto Holt’s pressure is the Chance Generator, an Artifact used to take luck away from someone and give it to you.  Then when Zoey’s powers start to grow stronger, Holt is more confused than ever before.  With Zoey’s strange powers and Holt quickly succumbing to the Chance Generator, will they make it to the Severed Tower alive?


When I requested this book, I had already read the first book in the Conquered Earth series, Midnight City, and enjoyed it quite a bit.  I was hoping that the second novel, The Severed Tower, would live up to my expectations.  I’m happy to say that it went beyond my expectations.

The Severed Tower is a book full of adventure and edge-of-your-seat suspense.  It gripped me from the beginning and it was easy for me to feel connected with the characters, especially Mira.  The description of the setting and of the aliens was one of the things that amazed me the most.  While the author, didn’t use so much description as to bore me, he used just enough to keep my attention while still successfully creating the image of the world in my mind.

 With beautiful cover art and an amazing plot, The Severed Tower is sure to amaze you.

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Content rating - some mature content

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One mention of attempted rape and quite a few violent scenes.

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