Rift by Andreas Christensen

Rift

By Andreas Christensen

  • Release Date: 2015-05-29
  • Genre: Science Fiction
Score: 4
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Description

RIFT - The new dystopian trilogy book 1 from the author of the Exodus Trilogy.

The RIFT Saga begins here.

In the ruins of what was once North America lays the Covenant, a nation forged by the iron will of the Moon people, who descended from their dusty refuge on the Moon after the Fall. The Moon people are wealthy, ruled by a strong government who protects its citizens from the dangers from outside their borders. Their greatest achievement is having learned the secret of immortality, and every citizen has the opportunity to live nearly forever if they choose to, a life of riches and abundance.

The English are the descendants of the original inhabitants of this place, and they live very different lives from that of the Moon people. They only live to serve the greater good, and citizenship is something few have the opportunity to earn. At the age of fifty all non-citizens are subjected to mandatory euthanasia. In order to maintain a sustainable society, they are told.

Every year a number of girls and boys at the age of eighteen are selected for Service to the State. The brightest and most talented are sent to become Students. The strong, the fighters and the athletes become Janissaries, a band of soldiers protecting the northern border from the enemies of the Covenant. The Wardens, a secretive organization known to operate far to the west, near the Rift, which makes up the border to the wastelands, sometimes choses one or two initiates, but nobody knows what becomes of them. And then there is the Corpus, where the whip rules and backs are bent.

Those who complete their Service, may become citizens. And although they will never be equal to the Moon people, they will have access to all the riches and opportunities granted by the Covenant leadership to its citizens.

As Sue is nearing Selection Day, she secretly hopes to be chosen, despite having to leave her mother and brother behind. She doesn't crave glory or wealth though. A man or woman with citizen status can do a lot of good, and although few return to their home towns, Sue hopes to return to give her family a better life on the other side of Service.

But the Covenant is rotten to the core, and as she begins to learn its secrets, Sue must question everything she has always taken for granted. Soon she will find herself in dire peril, for she has seen the truth and there will be no turning back after that...

This science fiction dystopian is set more than two centuries after the events of Exodus, in a future dystopian society forged from the ashes of global disaster.

"Mr. Christensen has absolutely found his genre, and I hope he keeps the stories coming!"

Reviews

  • Rift

    5
    By Sasmanuk
    A very enjoyable read, picked it up and couldn't put it down till I had finished, give us more please
  • Rift

    5
    By Wham bham
    Great story love the two main characters, looking forward to the next book
  • An interesting read

    5
    By Esk_00
    This was a book that you can enjoy if your a sci-fi fan and if your a mystery fan it's got it all. The revelation at the end is a little obvious if your an avid fan of this genre to conclude but it's still a really good read and I will read the other books on the series. Can't wait to see how this author twists the story around.
  • A great idea , ideal for some light reading

    5
    By Will/88
    I really enjoyed this. I think the author has done well to create a world that keeps you asking questions. The plot has good potential and hopefully the future instalments will develop the characters in a bit more depth. I read this over two weeks and i have to say I can't wait to find out just what on earth is really going on in this brilliant little series. Book 2, here I come!
  • Great read

    3
    By Elizsco
    Very entertaining read, hard to put down as you just want to know what is really going on in this world! I am a bit disappointed that the characters seem a bit cold or distant, it would be nice if they could give us a little more of themselves. But overall I enjoyed it quite a bit. Thanks!
  • Rift

    4
    By Nathan Bayley
    Just finished reading this book and I'm left with good feelings. The book has a tendency to get to the point and skip over perhaps unnecessary details that other authors may use to overindulge descriptions. This leads to there being little tension in the book as to what is going to happen but personally I enjoy this form of story telling. The concept is interesting and I look forward to reading the next book.
  • Rift

    5
    By Projacko369
    Amazing book, hopefully one of many in the series, I'm now searching for the next as we speak ...

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