EXODUS (The Dead Planet Series Book 1) Kindle Edition
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With that being said this is the authors first book so I'm hoping that it was just from inexperience and not just being lazy.
I liked the idea behind the book and am hoping that the books he puts out after this one are better written.
I really liked the print version, but liked the audio so much better.
2500 years in the future from now, life has been settled on Mars because the Earth exists but not for human life. From the civilization on Mars, it is ruled by the Syndicate, where they expect the people of Mars to follow and believe all that they say or do. Freedom of speech and religion have no place with the Syndicate.
Serus works for the Agency. It is kind of a police force, but it is definitely not what we now know as a police force. The Agency is forced to follow the Syndicate and they are forced to kill who ever takes a contract out on anyone.
Serus is following an order when he finds out that his sister has a contract on her. When he was taken by the Syndicate for the Agency, he had to give up his family and his life as he knew it. But since his sister is his only remaining family, he wants to keep her safe.
Serus and Kara have no idea who they can trust and things are changing for the people of Mars. No is sure who they can trust.
If you are in to sci fi books, the Dead Planet series is a great start for anyone. Can't wait to read more because I want to find out what happens with Kara and Serus!
It is the year 4412. A human civilization has developed on Mars after its forefathers fled a dystopian Earth. Now the all-powerful Syndicate rulers control every aspect of daily life and death on the Red Planet. Policemen are not peace officers but brutally trained agents of death sent by the Syndicate. And the Syndicate has a secret that will determine who lives to return to Earth and who will die on Mars.
Serus is a policeman whose rigid training begins to slip as his sister, his closest friend and an unlikely alliance with a high-ranking but essentially powerless Syndicate member all serve to turn his world on its ear. Exodus is Book One in the Dead Planet Series and takes the reader into the Machiavellian world of the Syndicate, Serus's brain where his training battles his humanity, and the hearts of the main characters as love and revenge collide.
The tension and action are palpable. Some characters are painted with a broad brush; others show the ability to reason and make changes in their way of thinking. The structure of the Syndicate and description of life on a large space-going vessel are benefited by Avera's naval background. Although set thousands of years in the future, much of the technology in the story is similar to that of 21st-century Earth. This makes the use of everyday items easy to understand but this reader wonders why greater advances had not been made by the scientists and engineers on Mars.
The most significant problem with this version of Exodus is its lack of proofreading prior to publication. The story reads as though it has been checked for continuity, which is evidenced by its smooth flow and consistent application of character and place names, but nearly every page contains multiple instances of misspellings, typographical errors, mistakes in syntax and the apparent use of spell-check software that has no ability to discern contextual grammatical usage. This needs to be corrected for future versions and the author needs to pay close attention to proofing in future installments of the Dead Planet series, all of which this reviewer is eager to read. With corrections, I will add another star.
Drew described the use of future technology, told as everyday items, "what?, this? nothing special, we fire a gauntlet with our mind every day since I can remember"; the kind of communicators they use, the media devices that are like holographic TVs, and the Serum, which is some kind of medicine that allows you to not feel pain, to go days without sleep, and to not feel hungry, I could use some serum sometimes!
The main character Serus, is described on a way that makes you think you know him, as a friend. The fact that the story is told in first person adds a special connection with him. You want to kill his enemies and save the ones he loves.
I even yelled on my mind "I knew it!" when something-that-I-wont-tell-because-it-is-a-spoiler happened.
It had some minor grammatical errors and that's why I dont give it 5 stars, nothing that can't be fixed in the future.
I really liked this book and I will read the second part, because I want to know what happens next.
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