Hidden Current

Title: Hidden Current (The Dancing Realms, Book 1)

Author: Sharon Hinck

Genre: Fantasy

Publisher: Enclave Publishing

Available: Wherever books are sold


The dancers of the Order direct their floating world of Meriel with their movements, but are they steering it toward destruction?

Calara spent her life learning dance patterns and seeking to become the perfect servant to her people. When she discovers the work of the Order is built on lies, she flees with a rough-edged herder, Brantley of Windswell. Pursued by soldiers, her journey through the suffering villages of the rim leads her to a forgotten truth that sends ripples through her world-and through her soul.

Calara seeks clues to her forgotten family and discovers newfound courage in the face of danger, while her quest awakens a growing but forbidden affection for Brantley. Yet even his support can’t fully be trusted, since he’d rather destroy the Order than bring reform.

She is a lone woman facing opposition from rim villages and treachery from the all-powerful Order. Can she restore the dance to its true purpose and bring freedom and hope to her people?

Positive Elements:

The importance of teamwork is shown; friends remain loyal to each other even when it could endanger them.

Negative Elements:


Spiritual Elements:

A tale of how the world began is told; a character prays to the earth; a character hears from the Maker; characters pray; a character asks questions about the Maker; a character meets the Maker; there is a strong redemptive theme.


Castoffs are injured; a child bears bruises from punishment; disappearances are mentioned; children are forcibly take from their homes; characters and a creature are harmed and injured; a village is decimated.


Characters kiss.


5 Stars.


Incredible. That’s the one word I would use to describe this book. Incredible plot, incredible characters, incredible world-building. Filled with faith and action, Hidden Current far exceeded my already-high expectations. This book is a must read.


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