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Rising Up: a Silo story (Karma Book 4) [Kindle Edition]

Patrice Fitzgerald
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)

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Book Description

"One of the sharpest minds and clearest voices writing today."

Hugh Howey, author of WOOL


Following "The Sky Used to be Blue," "Cleaning Up," and "Deep Justice," this 15,000 word novella set in the world of WOOL is the fourth in the bestselling Kindle sci-fi Karma series.

After a hellish three months locked in the private inner sanctum of IT, Karma and her family emerge, bloodied and forever changed. Rick is a man who is no longer in control. Mars has become the power in the Silo.

And Karma just might be charged with murder.

Death came with the uprising. Fighting with guns, knives, and bombs, many killed or were killed. Now those who survived must pick up the pieces and go forward. Twenty-five years into Silo life, the realities are still the same: the stairs, the water, the Outside… and the suffocating Inside.

Karma of the Silo: The Collection, which includes all of the episodes in the Karma series, is available now, to be followed by a print edition.

Praise for Patrice Fitzgerald and the Karma series

A definite PLUS to the Wooliverse, and a must read if you want to be well-versed in all things WOOL!

Michael Bunker, author of Dunes over Danvar, Pennsylvania, The Silo Archipelago, and WICK

The author does a fantastic job of retaining the atmosphere and claustrophobia of life underground and the characters are carefully constructed, exploring not only the effects of Silo life on the family dynamic, but the often complex relationships between the different Silo classes through the eyes of Karma and her family as she realises who she really is and has to decide whether to remain subdued and forget her past life, or choose a different path than the one chosen for her and challenge the status quo.

Eamon Ambrose, "Eamo the Geek"

Fitzgerald has created another masterpiece here. She has such an immediate style of writing which grips you from the start and takes you on a wild journey through the desperate lives of those living in the Silo.

W.J. Davies, author of The Runner and The Diver

I think I’m in love with Karma. I was curious about her life when Hugh Howey mentioned her in SHIFT. I highly recommend, not just this book, but this whole series!

Hanna Elizabeth, author of Visions of Wool

Fitzgerald’s characters come alive and threaten to leap off the page, they are so engaging.

Jerilyn Dufresne, author of Who Killed My Boss? Any Meat in that Soup? and the Sam Darling Mysteries

The Sky Used to be Blue manages the difficult feat of placing itself within the existing narrative, just like a missing piece of the great puzzle, and not just a parallel story or spinoff. It is well-written, gripping and filled with suspense. All the ingredients necessary are here: good writing, action and unexpected twists, characters you care about, and a deeper meaning.

Max Zaoui, critic extraordinaire

Patrice is a sci-fi, political thriller, and mystery writer who had a past as an intellectual property attorney. She also runs a niche indie publishing company and is a professional mezzo-soprano in her spare time. She's the Mom of four (pretty) adult children. She lives on the water in New England with her husband and is thrilled to be a successful indie writer.

Product Details

  • File Size: 3205 KB
  • Print Length: 77 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: eFitzgerald Publishing; 2 edition (January 3, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00DN6QQ1U
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #283,554 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars IT? RT! June 27, 2013
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A tweet from my friend Stefano one hour ago: "I just bought Rising Up (Karma #4)". Retweet., buy in one click, back to Twitter, comment: "Me too." And then I started reading.

Bless new technology for this kind of excitment. There is a real sense of community nowadays with indie writers on social media, even more so with the LOOW, or the League Of Original Woolwrights. These guys put us readers in the middle of their creations, and reading has never felt so thrilling before, at least for me.

Episode 4 of the Karma series worked just as fine as the three previous installments had. It is still that easy to get back into the Silo world we now know so well and still crave so much. Patrice Fitzgerald continues to make her characters grow on us, while delivering deeper messages, such as control of the masses (here with drugs, just like Aldous Huxley, whom she quotes at the beginning, once predicted).

Back to the "excitment thing" mentioned earlier. What I really like about these Wool-fanfiction episodes is that not only do you know where you are going with them, you also know that you'll be able to read them in one sitting. This is not to say that I'm too lazy to read longer works, just that it perfectly fits with a modern lifestyle. It's really cool to be able to schedule an hour of reading time in your day, and know in advance that this will allow you to cover a complete story. Or at least a meaningful part of a complete story: if you consider each of the five parts as chapters, you realize that the whole won't be so short after all, and provide you with roughly five hours of reading pleasure.

OK, Stefano. I'm waiting for your next tweet telling me that Patrice Fitzgerald's next and final chapter of the Karma series is out...
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4.0 out of 5 stars Up is the way! February 7, 2014
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Ok, it's a "Silo Saga". You won't be disjointed. This book adds to the series and honestly, how do these authors come up with the scenario?
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5.0 out of 5 stars I'm Loving Karma's Story November 22, 2013
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I love the twists and turns of Karma's story. The way this collection is written has allowed the characters to feel real to me. I am actually transported into Silo 2 whenever I turn on my Kindle. I highly recommend the entire collection. This is the best fan fiction I've found thus far.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great silo story November 3, 2013
By Chrisb
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Great read! keep them coming! I love the story and all the characters. makes me wonder what else we take for granted and what freedom really is.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Bravo! November 2, 2013
By ibu646
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Can't wait for the final installment to learn where Fitzgerald will take this superb addition to the Wooliverse of Hugh Howey! And by the way, Karma is a fantastic, wholly believable character that I have become attached to and am already dreading the culmination of her story. Bravo Patrice Fitzgerald for feeding my love of Silo stories.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Keeps getting better October 21, 2013
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I just love everything about the silo series from the original Wool to all this wonderful fan-fiction. Onto Karma #5!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent extension of the story line September 28, 2013
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At first I thought it was a bit cheeky to write a Silo story following up on one of Hugh Howey's main characters (I assume she had permission), but this author has done a very credible job. I was fascinated, and read all 4 novellas in the series so far without interruption. Very well done, and I hope there is more to come.
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I'm throughly enjoying all the silo fanfic. I just completed the Karma series and have downloaded Silo Secrets. Patrice Fitzgerald is a fine example of the many authors who have embraced the writings of Hugh Howey, and she has done an amazing job of staying true to the elements of the Wool series. More than most, she has captured the dispair of the silo dwellers in their struggle to find meaning, yet she does it without abandoning hope.
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