The Rule of Three #2: Fight for Power
The Rule of Thr
Cynthia Frazier 0
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation 0
0 Thi s Book Review is brought to you for free and open access by the All Journals at BYU ScholarsArchive. It has been accepted for inclusion in Children's Book and Media Review by an authorized editor of BYU ScholarsArchive. For more information , please contact
Follow this and additional works at: https://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/cbmr
In this second book of The Rule of Three series, the people of Eden Mills are now 66 days into a
worldwide blackout. The community continues to work together using their strengths and abilities to
create a society that is as normal as possible in a dystopian situation. Herb the survival leader reveals
a secret past that explains his knowledge and preparedness in the face of catastrophe.
Sixteenyear-old Adam?s most important contribution to the safety of the neighborhood is his ability to fly
reconnaissance in his ultra-light plane which allows advanced warning of dangers. But mysterious and
troubling deaths and fires outside the walls create anxiety and fear within. It is becoming apparent
that a key and trusted member of the group may be a traitor.
Walters, an award winning and prolific YA author has written a thrilling adventure story. Though this
book could stand alone, reading the first Rule of Three will connect the dots. It will also leave the
reader wanting to know what will happen in book three. As was his practice in the previous book,
Walters develops and expands his characters as the story unfolds. Teenagers Adam, Todd, and Lori
mature in responsibility and leadership as they deal with the trying circumstances of their world.
Adam especially is empathetic to people and circumstances outside the walls which creates tension
with those who believe that to offer help would undermine the safety of their own group. The moral
and ethical questions illustrated in this book could segue into meaningful conversations between
parents and children or in a classroom setting.
*Contains war violence.