EXODUS (The Dead Planet Series Book 1) Kindle Edition
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This is the background for the main plot, which is that the machinery which had been in place for several millennia, which supplies breathable air, is breaking down because of a lack of maintenance. The only real solution is for an exodus (hence the title) back to Earth, which has done some vague but serious deterioration of its own. There’s only so much room on the “arks” to transport the citizenry, so that, of course, the wealthiest are first in line. The rest are in a “lottery,” which of course means that many people will be left to die on Mars. (Brings to mind the 1950’s movie, “When Worlds Collide,, only in that one the exodus is FROM Earth) Will Serus be able to go? How about Kate? And how about Laurel, Serus’s old squeeze that he left when he went to be a Policeman? Who put out the hits on Serus and Kate’s parents, and on Kate? These questions are answered, partially through Pontiff White, titular head of the regime, a more complex person than he initially appears.
I did indeed like this story, with characters I cared about and a good deal of action. Nonetheless, there were a good many misspellings and grammatical errors, which detracted from my enjoyment of the book. Recent missives from Mr. Avera have indicated that this series is now out on audiobook, which I would hope means that the mistakes have been cleaned up in subsequent “printings.” Hire an editor, Mr. Avera! Thus, while I would give the story line four stars, the poor editing would take it down to a three. All that aside, I’m looking forward to reading the next two in the series (“Verity,” also a freebie,’ and “Endgame.”)
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!
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.
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.
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