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New Reality: Truth [Kindle Edition]

Michael Robertson , RJ Blain , Terri King
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)

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Book Description

A post-apocalyptic/dystopian science fiction thriller and #1 Bestseller in British Horror.

When the Rixon Corporation released New Reality, a fully immersive, five-dimensional entertainment experience, everyone logged on---everyone except Jake and Tom.

As the population gave in to the ultimate experience, it didn’t take long for the world to crumble into ruin.

Facing the wrath of Rixon and starvation, the pair embark on a fight for survival and freedom.

What the reviewers say:

I started this book late last night and lost quite a bit of sleep because it was just too good to put down.

RUN and buy this NOW!!

Bloody brilliant.

I would highly recommend New Reality: Truth, it kept me hooked until the last page.

Product Details

  • File Size: 2292 KB
  • Print Length: 248 pages
  • Publisher: Phalanx Press (June 21, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00L6XR8FK
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #100,047 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Virtually Real October 19, 2014
By Kyra
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Viscerally unpleasant imagery abounds in this novel, making it ideal for lovers of horror. I appreciate when a book takes me outside my comfort zone, and this book does that. The way the author describes physical sensations is so spot on, it made me feel like I was in a virtual world of my own, albeit a much more unpleasant one that the world inside the VR helmets. Grit your teeth and prepare for an intriguing adventure (also, set some time aside because this is not a book you walk away from half-through)
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars ~~Those darn headsets~~ June 24, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Imagine having an entertainment system that would stimulate all of your senses. Would this be something good or bad for you?

That is the backdrop for this book. We follow the dismal lives of Tom and Jake who are in Birmingham. The live in the shadows of the Rixon Tower and always feel as though they are being watched. Their daily lives consist of scavenging for scraps of food and any type of liquid available.

It has been 4 years that they have been in this state of attempting to survive. They also believe that they are the only two that never owned the headsets. There are bots after them as well as some type of a monster that is intent on keeping track of them...

Found it to be an intriguing read with the ending a complete surprise to me.

Highly recommended.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What IS Reality, Anyway? August 10, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I started this book late last night and lost quite a bit of sleep because it was just too good to put down. I was halfway through it before I finally forced myself to stop and go to sleep. I eagerly read the second half as soon as I had a chance today.

First of all, I want to say that Michael Robertson is a talented writer. There are certain styles of writing that appeal to me more than others and Robertson's style definitely appeals. He is insightful and emotionally engaging with his use of words. His main character, Jake, has a ton of depth and I couldn't help but find myself wrapped up in his story.

When I finished reading A New Reality: Truth, it occurred to me that part of the reason I like it so much is because it reminds me of my favorite childhood show: The Twilight Zone. I felt like child again, engrossed in a creepy story, thinking I had it figured out, only to find that I was wrong, and the ending was even creepier and better than I could have imagined. In my world, that is a great book!

There is a little bit of repetition when it comes to certain phrases and dialogue in the story, but it is infrequent and minor enough that it does not take away from the overall awesomeness of the book.

I highly recommend New Reality: Truth for readers who enjoy science fiction and dystopian stories. I also recommend it to anyone who wants a thought-provoking, creepy, well-written book to get lost in for a while.

I will definitely be reading more from this author!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Intriguing post apocalyptic start to a series. February 2, 2015
Format:Kindle Edition
Having read Crash and Crash 2 by Michael Robertson, I was excited to learn that he had a New Reality series as well. I was offered the opportunity to read New Reality: Truth in exchange for an honest review. I jumped at the opportunity.

This book was a bit of a surprise for me. It does takes place in a post apocalyptic earth, a bit similar to the Crash books. In these books, the devastation is far greater with most structures completely destroyed and the atmosphere is toxic. We have only two characters that are on a quest to find and save the son of one of them. Through this journey, they are scrounging for food and drink - usually unsuccessfully. The story has the duo travelling, and travelling, and travelling toward the one large building they can see in the distance. They don't get any closer than when they started. This story is not so much about character development. It is about setting up a baseline story for the series. And a good baseline it is.

There is a third entity in the story with the only personalization is that it is "she". That part is important and you will understand that in New Reality 2. If you enjoy this genre, you will really want to pick up the New Realty series.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars RUN and BUY this now!!!!! July 6, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
RUN and buy this NOW!! I don't wish to say a whole lot about the book as I never give spoilers. I don't like them so never do it. This is a whole new take on gaming. ( That is all I will say ) Made me stay up way past my bedtime as I could not stop reading. It is dark, deep, thought provoking and to me, fun at times. I did not see the end coming. I generally do but with this author I did not. Buy this, sit down and begin reading. We will wait, shouldn't take long for you to finish and and say OMG, that was GREAT!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars What is reality? October 30, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
The world building in this story is so visual and totally believable, its like a movie right before your eyes. The characters are not built up as in a lot of other stories. Most of the story deals with traveling through the landscape they find themselves in and trying to survive. I could not guess the ending, although maybe I should have been able to. There is a bit of repetition with the dialogue between the two main characters, but there is also a depth of positive emotions between them too. What is reality? Suspenseful, on the edge of your seat, do not miss this one! Recommend to any and all. I received this free from the author for an honest review.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Surprise!
As always, Michael Robertson does an amazing job with this story.....I was pulling for the characters all the way through.... Read more
Published 8 hours ago by Lisa Shah
3.0 out of 5 stars I think there is great potential in this series
I think there is great potential in this series. Granted, I've only read the first book and have yet to read the second, but I have a willingness to go forward with it in spite of... Read more
Published 4 days ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars The author draws you in.
I had planned to comment about how utterly depressing and bleak this story was, until I reached the end. Brilliant.
Published 5 days ago by Above The Rim
5.0 out of 5 stars Michael has done it again. First I wasn't sure ...
Michael has done it again. First I wasn't sure where this story would go but soon I was hooked. Will look forward to part 2.
Published 14 days ago by sylvia
4.0 out of 5 stars what a twist!
Wow. This is one of those stories where you think you've figured it out...only to realize that you didn't! The story is very well thought out and the ending blew me away. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
2.0 out of 5 stars I don't think I would have liked the story more
Really dreary and slow and confusing. I almost gave up on finishing it several times. If this is the type of story Mr. Robertson is going to write, I won't be reading more. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Jana S. Manganaro
1.0 out of 5 stars Boring
I could not even finish reading it....It was a task more than a pleasure. Bland. I found nothing to recommend this book, but in all honesty I only was able to force myself to the... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Kindle Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Wow. Just, wow.
Nearly the entire time I was reading this novel, I kept thinking, "What in the world is happening? And how much longer am I going to continue reading? Read more
Published 1 month ago by Deana - Golden Yogini
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable and fun read.
Enjoyed the book. Good writing, characters, plot and kept me turning pages. Looking forward to checking out the follow up.
Published 1 month ago by Alan Roberts
5.0 out of 5 stars Cracking read
The author gives us a bizarre vision of the future. Bloated beings are stuck in virtual reality games as the world crumbles around them. Read more
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More About the Author

Michael is a writer from the UK with several publications to his name both online and in print. He has recently won a competition with HarperCollins for his zombie short story 'In the Name of Science'. He writes because he needs to. He writes dystopian, sci-fi, and apocalyptic fiction. Crash is his first ebook release.

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