Keywords: dystopian, post apocalyptic, free, freebie, science fiction
What would you do if you found out everything you believed in was a lie?
There is a rustling in the wind. Lights in the distance. The smell of scorched flesh.
An evil like no other threatens to destroy a peaceful world.
NotSoGreatBritAlbion is a land ravaged by famine and disease. Animal life is almost extinct. People are scattered, living in dread of the dominating Agros that rule what is left of the human race - except for those who inhabit the sterile outpost, Cityplace.
When the Agros cut food supplies and children go missing, the dwindling population become desperate to find a warrior to free them from subjugation. Whispers of a saviour have brought them to the perimeter fences of the capital. Now, starving renegades gather, ready to storm the last haven in NotSoGreatBritAlbion. They want Adara, Catcher of Birds.
17-year-old orphan, Adara, isn’t like the other girlygigs. She has an untapped power, raw and unstoppable. Can she control it to save save the terrified people from a vicious and deadly force?
“If you like action, and science fiction then you’ll appreciate one of the first books EVER that gives you high powered adrenalin with chilling revelations of utter suspense!”
“Think, 'Lord of the Flies' meets the wild children in 'Beyond Thunderdome.”
Whisper Gatherers is a great addition to the dystopian/Sci-fi tradition of authors such as Suzanne Collins, Veronica Roth, Bella Forest, Patrick Ness, Ursula K. Le Guin and Margaret Atwood.
From the ashes of what used to be North America, a new nation was forged by survivors of the Fall, who descended from their Lunar colonies. They called this new nation the Covenant, and two centuries later, it is stronger than ever. The Moon people rule with an iron fist, to ensure their dominance, for the Covenant is a nation where a chosen few prosper at the cost of everyone else, who are forced to serve their masters their entire lives.
Sue and Dave are on the run with a price on their heads. They have both discovered deadly secrets that the Covenant must keep hidden in order to protect their long-term plans for world domination. Meanwhile, the power struggles within the factions of the Moon people reach new heights, and a new development is about to set the world on fire.
This is the second book in the Rift Saga, which is set more than two centuries after the events of Exodus.
In 2080, the starship Exodus left Earth, carrying some 1600 people, to give humanity a second chance. Now, in 2245, the colonists are trying to build a future on distant Aurora. But the doomed world that sent them on their long voyage had turned authoritarian and repressive, leading a small group to form a plan to let those sent on the Exodus choose a different path.
While Kenneth Taylor struggles to accept his self-imposed silence even on the new world, Thomas Dunn is slowly subverting the colonial administration. Governor George Havelar, on the other hand, plans to make sure the mistakes of the past are not repeated as he proposes a radical plan for human expansion. In the north a simmering discontent is threatening to break up the unity of the human settlement on Aurora, and former scramjet pilot Tina Hammer realizes she cannot stay out of the conflict. And Maria Solis, torn between loyalty to her father's faction and her own desires, is suddenly being forced into the conflict as she witnesses a terrible crime.
With an entire planet to discover, tensions rise as opposing forces work their plans. While the leadership of the colony tries to affirm its control, others are working to regain lost liberties.
Will humanity's final outpost survive the confrontation, or succumb to destruction?
"Mr. Christensen has done it again.....he's delivered a very good read"
"This book completes The Exodus Trilogy and does it a great fashion"
"I have been reading science fiction since the 1950's this rates with some of the best"
On Aurora, a people divided braces for the final confrontation.
Aurora, the final destination of the starship Exodus, has become the scene of a deadly struggle between opposing forces, ready to fight with any means available. The rebels have found a leader in former Harvard Professor Kenneth Taylor, who with the help of former scramjet pilot Tina Hammer, has vowed to fight the injustices of the past and regain lost liberties.
Governor George Havelar once had a plan for Aurora, but the rebels are now threatening its unraveling. As he rallies his forces to move against the rebels, events take a surprising turn, and he is forced to reconsider his options. Meanwhile, Thomas Dunn is fighting a guerrilla war in the hills and forests, and so far, the rebels have kept the enemy at bay. As winter draws to a close, an overwhelming force is coming north to end the war once and for all. But everything changes when the enemy's attack turns to frantic retreat.
Benjamin Waters, once a boy soldier caught up in the turmoil of rebellion, has found himself developing amazing abilities, but the ghosts of his past are slowly creeping up on him. Will he find redemption, or will he lose himself to the parasite infesting his very soul?
When Maria Solis is searching for a way to expand further north, she makes a discovery that changes everything. But little does she know that the answer to an even greater mystery, which has eluded sages and scientists for thousands of years, will soon be revealed.
It is time for the explosive conclusion to the saga that began with the appearance of a rogue planet threatening humanity's existence. Will this be the final chapter of humans on Aurora, or a new beginning?
"Genesis was a completely satisfying conclusion to the trilogy. Alas, it left me wanting more of Aurora"
"I only give 5 stars to books that are truly transformational, this series comes close"
The Exodus Trilogy:
1. EXODUS (2012)
2. AURORA (2013)
3. GENESIS (2014)
ALIVE, an Exodus companion novella (2013)