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The Anarchists [Kindle Edition]

Brian Thompson
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Book Description

After a failed coup, a revolutionary named Noor is exiled and sentenced to die as a lowly earthling. Vowing to rule earth, but separated from his lieutenants, he is forced to use human beings instead.

In the year 2050, tragedy strikes. Harper Lowe loses her son's father to a last-minute decision. A drunk Damario Coley is maimed in a freak accident. Quinne Ruiz is assaulted and arrested, and Teanna Kirkwood witnesses the death of her daughter.

Weeks later, the alluring Kareza Noor, CEO of the Genesis Institute, pilots a psychological experiment, the "Begin Again" initiative. It affords Harper, Damario, Quinne and Teanna the opportunity to erase a past regret. One of them must be forced into it.

All solve their former problems but create new ones. Noor, now the Prime Minister of Italy, is plotting a dangerous end-game - if they try to stop him, they will be treated as terrorists.

Brian Thompson writes science fiction for both young adult and adult audiences. He is a celebrated writer, educator, and former journalist. He is also the author of the Young Adult series, Reject High.

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From the Author

I've always had a love for science fiction stories -- Octavia Butler, Isaac Asimov, Philip K. Dick -- and time-travel/alternate reality fiction. The Anarchists is how I envision both. 

My trouble with time-travel stories is that by going back in time, even if you didn't change a thing, you've messed up that timeline simply by being there. 

How do two versions of the same person exist at the same time? 

What if you go back and there's no magic machine to bring you back to the reality you know? What if there was -- would you go back if your present wasn't good? These are questions that my book explores.

About the Author

Brian Thompson is a celebrated author, educator, and former journalist. He is author of the Reject High series and the futuristic science fiction thriller The Anarchists. He and his family reside in Covington, Georgia.

Product Details

  • File Size: 451 KB
  • Print Length: 272 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Great Nation Publishing, LLC (April 13, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #930,952 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A great take on Christian fiction March 10, 2012
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"The Anarchists" is Brian Thompson's entry into the genre of Christian fiction which has become largely defined by Tim Lehaye's Left Behind Series. Brian Thompson, however, adds a clever science fiction element which makes room for an entirely different kind of novel...For readers who already share the belief-system and religious background on which the book depends, "The Anarchists" presents an interesting discussion of some aspects of Christianity. Such readers may find a science fiction presentation of Christian beliefs an intriguing union of ideas with important implications...Mr. Thompson uses many Biblical metaphors giving them a cleverly literal twist and incorporating them into the novel's plot seamlessly, giving the reader some interesting insight into complex theology...For the intended niche, this book will present an interesting view point, well-developed characters and a tightly executed plot.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
We all know what it's like to not have things go the way we want them to. For some it can be their efforts to achieve something great. For others it is trying to take what we see as our rightful place in a position. In author Brian Thompson's new book THE ANARCHISTS we are able to see exactly what happens when things don't go as planned and you get an opportunity to seemingly wipe the slate clean.

Through what is the "Begin Again" project, everyday individuals Harper, Damario, Quinne and Teanna are given a chance to take back one event from their lives. What the reader is able to know is that this is all made possible due to something supernatural--and not necessarily in a good way.

What will they do and how will it have an effect on others? This is the question they must ponder and the one that Thompson gives us all to reflect on through his book.

I had the opportunity to interview the author after the official release of THE ANARCHISTS, and what struck me then and now as I write this review is how all of us in a sense or guilty of going against the grain, doing something other than what might be seen as expected. What we have to consider just as the characters that the author creates does is how will our decision change the course of our lives and that of those around us.

Building on his ability to take themes from the Bible and create his own cast of characters and situations, author Brian Thompson has delivered what I believe is a well-written journey into the walking contradiction that is humanity. No matter what genre you're used to reading, this is one you'll find something in it that you will enjoy.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Edgy... Will push your comfort zone April 19, 2013
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First a warning - this book is strictly adult and not for the kids. It carries adult themes and consequences and is quite "edgy" - pushing the comfort zone with its themes and situations. There is a definite Christian theme that runs throughout, but lies underneath and would certainly not "put off" the mainstream reader.

What if you could go back in time and change your life? Would you? What would you change?

Full of decisions and their consequences, this book will make you think. Taking place in the middle of the 21st century, it has a sci-fi and somewhat of a dystopian theme. The world isn't a great place and things are aligning for change. What direction that change will be depends on certain decisions.

Truly a page-turner, this book will keep you on the edge of your seat. It will challenge your comfort zone and will keep you guessing until the end - and what an ending it is!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Rebellion June 28, 2012
Have you ever wished for a `do over' in life to change your path and do over or become someone better than you are in your present life? What if it was done seemingly with your consent all to the gain of one person? In Brian Thompson's The Anarchists, five chosen people will find out the `what if' that sometimes shadow our thoughts.

Each person chosen to change their lives suffered in such a way that perhaps a new way of living will make up for what horrible situation has happened. Teanna fell victim to substance abuse; Quinne lost a loved one and turned to drugs; Damario's wife was unfaithful in their marriage and he suffered a near fatal accident; Harper's husband, Micah, lost his job and they were struggling financially. At these pivotal points in their lives, they could have all used an opportunity to travel back in time to change what went wrong.

This futuristic story is one to ponder with possibilities to change one's life allegedly for the better, but at what cost in the end? Will going back in time to tamper with the path God already has for their lives improve it or make it worse?

I enjoyed reading The Anarachists because the story was intriguing and kept me guessing what would ultimately happen. The futuristic theme was interesting as well. I recommend this book to anyone who loves stories that are ahead of its time.

This book was provided to me courtesy of the author for review purposes.

Review by Sharel E. Gordon-Love
APOOO BookClub
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3.0 out of 5 stars Kind of a convoluted plot June 10, 2014
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I don't recall having a great feeling about this book after I finished it. Somehow the ending was not particularly satisfying. There were so many plot lines in the beginning that I got mixed up after a while as the author jumped back and forth. It took quite some effort to remember what was going on. Then again, I didn't read this at one sitting, so perhaps that didn't help either. The first half of the book or so was interweaving five different stories, all which converged in the second half. The resolution was somewhat lacking, if there was really one at all.. Basically, five characters make bad choices in their life and are given a second chance to reverse those decisions (by way of some super pill of some sort), and they find out about the fact that they had an alternate life.. Plot climaxes. Won't spoil the rest of it but wasn't all that impressed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A+++ for plot!
Thompson has created characters with problems who take a chance on a circumstance to replay their lives, fix mistakes and begin again. Read more
Published on June 22, 2012 by paisleybear
5.0 out of 5 stars The Anarchists
This is perhaps Thompson's best novel to date. An allegory to the Biblical tale of Satan attempting to overthrow his Creator, The Anarchists follows five characters as they attempt... Read more
Published on June 3, 2012 by J.S. Epps
5.0 out of 5 stars A real page turner!
Author Brian Thompson did a fantastic job on this book. The plot is detailed and well thought out. I enjoyed the time setting (2050) and the items that were used at that time. Read more
Published on May 15, 2012 by DLO
4.0 out of 5 stars The Anarchists
This book had me hooked right from the start. Excellent science fiction with religious undertones that really make you think what would happen if I had changed a decision in life. Read more
Published on May 14, 2012 by jw4756
5.0 out of 5 stars I highly recommend this book for any lover of science fiction

Brian used a much more detailed synopsis for his book review request than the one I used above, which is from Amazon. Read more
Published on April 8, 2012 by Masquerade Crew
5.0 out of 5 stars edgy Christian fiction
The Anarchists is a thrilling ride through the land of what would I do? The decisions that the characters make literally have the ability to change things, but do they have the... Read more
Published on April 7, 2012 by Gacaver
5.0 out of 5 stars Christian fiction meets The Butterfly Effect
Wonderful read that probes the age old question about making a change to one's past. Brian Thompson emphasizes how the impact of each person's decisions not only effect their own... Read more
Published on April 1, 2012 by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Very thought-provoking!
I love this twist on a Bible tale that makes you think about things in a different way! Brian has a way of drawing his readers into the story and then leading you down several... Read more
Published on March 31, 2012 by VStrawmier
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Brian Thompson ( is a celebrated writer, educator, and former journalist. His previous works include the futuristic sci-fi novel The Anarchists. He and his family reside in Covington, Georgia.

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