Where He Belongs is a collection of 5 vignettes giving the reader glimpses into Daniel’s life prior to the book Anchored. It starts with The New Kid, a story about a very young, shy Daniel recently arriving at NewWorld and ends with Independence Day showing a more grown up Daniel, forlorn as the world around him celebrates.
True to form, the author managed to pull me in to each story, which I was very impressed with given how short they are. Each one was wonderfully crafted, vivid in its description and full of emotion. It is written from the view point of several characters, including Daniel, which I loved, as it gave me a unique perspective of him each time. Some of the characters I knew from Anchored, such as Daniel’s handler, some were new to me, and some I was very happy to see included, such as Daniel’s first love Victor.
Bottom line: I really enjoyed this collection; it was wonderful to be able to revisit Daniel. I would highly recommend it to anyone who read and enjoyed Anchored, as well as anyone who hasn’t yet read it and would like a glimpse into the Belongingverse and life of the main character.