SYNOPSIS: Justice without compassion is but tyranny
The series that has reached #1 on Amazon!
The handful of humans that crash-landed on Pearseus three hundred years ago have by now colonized a large part of the planet, rebuilding their civilization from scratch. In the process, they have created a dystopia for themselves, splitting into three competing factions: the Capital, the Loyalists and the Democracies, all embroiled in endless intrigue and constant warfare.
An uneasy truce between the three parties still holds – barely. While man turns against man, the First, Pearseus’ indigenous people, wage their own war against a shadowy enemy; an ancient conflict that threatens to engulf and destroy all of humanity.
Following an unspeakable crime, the men and women of Pearseus struggle to live and love as their world crumbles all around them. But can love be found in the ruins of humanity’s civilization?
When I first started reading this work, I wasn’t sure where it was going, but as I became drawn into the depth of the characters and learned more about Pearseus, and its colonisation, philosophies, futuristic articles, conflicts, and good/evil presentation, I longed for more.
This is not what I would call an easy read, but I mean that in the most positive way. It’s difficult to tell who to side with as things are slowly unveiled… I love that!
Grammatically, the story is quite sound. The only reason I gave four stars rather than five is due to becoming lost in a couple of occasions… which is fine when there’s some clarification later on. Unfortunately, there was none… So I left with, “don’t know what happened there, but never mind… moving on!”
It’s still a great read.