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Librarian Note: Alternate/new cover edition for ASIN# B00HMNP5BM.

Everything is connected.

It is the year 11,012 AD. The world is powered by Luminum, an incredible and exotic particle, generated by the Sun. It is the source of the Link, a universal quantum communications system. The entire human race has one unified government, known as The Alliance. After cataclysmic att
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Kindle Edition, ACE, 425 pages
Published January 1st 2014 by Dickson & Associates
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Rachel
Jun 22, 2014 Rachel rated it really liked it
Building a whole world, in a far future which is drastically different from the present, is a big challenge, easy to flop. There's so much information to give the reader instantaneously. Newton deftly avoids the common mistake of beginning with a lot of explanation by jumping right into the story, which is a strategy that has its own pitfalls. As the book opened, I wasn't sure it was working (what is a Dyarc? What is Luminum?), but I quickly figured out enough to get through, and got caught up ...more
Chief Sweetums
Aug 11, 2016 Chief Sweetums rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is a truly fantastic Sci-Fi novel about a very unique world. I really respect this author for creating such a detailed universe that could really be turned into a movie or tv series some day. There's nothing like it and those types of books are what draw me in. All the characters have very cool and creative names and the places described are so unique and different that you will turn every page hungry for more details and not want to put the book down!
This apocalyptic read is packed with
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Juli Manz
Aug 24, 2015 Juli Manz rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Five star story. Horrible edting

I cried for the love story of Soren and Riss! There is strong character and plot development. That isn't the problem with this book at all. There is a great quote about pain, taken from Soren's time on the moon, that I shared on several social sites, which I appreciated since I live with chronic pain. I really enjoyed a lot about this book.

However, missing words, improper punctuation, diction, and other editing issues are prevalent. Did anyone actually read this
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Val Serio
Feb 04, 2014 Val Serio rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I think I’d give this an 7 out of 10 on writing, but five stars for the story. With a little more polishing, and better editing, this is an instant best seller. I don’t read a lot of deep time sci-fi, but the blurb sounded interesting and it was free so I took the plunge. With free books, I don’t often go past the first chapter or two, but this sucked me in. It’s a book where nothing is as it seems...and even the characters aren’t who you think they are. It seems like almost everyone is hiding ...more
Jolene Tucker
Jul 29, 2016 Jolene Tucker rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm usually not a fan of sci-fi or speculative fiction but I'm glad I gave this book a chance! The characters are well rounded and thought out, making you laugh one moment and then angry the next. The multitude of perspectives are easy to switch between even though they aren't clearly marked and it adds multifaceted views of the story's central plot. The plot is wonderful, layering together story, character, and subtext to create a world that is vivid and interesting with characters you can't ...more
Marcin Walka
Jan 30, 2014 Marcin Walka rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
At first I never intended to buy a new book for I haven't finished reading other books that I have purchased previously. I was just browsing in Amazon and the first thing that caught my attention was the blue image or graphic design at the center of the book cover.haha..Then, I got curious saw that it's written by s.k. newton. Seems interesting for me, purchased it and now I'm starting to read it and loving every line of the story. I never thought that I will be satisfied with this book. I ...more
Travesty
Jan 30, 2014 Travesty rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I don't usually read science fiction, but my friend gave me a heads up about this book so I decided to give it a go. I am glad I did! It's very well-written, clear and concise, and an interesting plot to boot. I really enjoyed reading from the teenager's perspectives, it seemed relatable and much more fun and easier to read than some of the other sci-fi books I've tried before. I don't wanna give too much away so I will stay away from discussing the story, but I definitely liked it. I would ...more
Austin Quinn
Jan 30, 2014 Austin Quinn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone interested in clever sci-fi.
Excellent read. Newton delivers in fine fashion with this thoughtful and inquisitive science fiction thriller. From the first few pages on a was drawn in. I found it very hard to stop reading and ended up finishing it in several days (I've been very busy with school and work, so that's fast for me at the moment). I really enjoyed how far set in the future it is, and the characters, although young, were well developed and likable. I was excited to see a sequel is coming soon!
Becky
There is a lot to love here, with three very different, yet engaging protagonists, a well executed plot, and a vivid writing style. However, this book is in dire need of a copy editor - missing words, heterograph mixups (it's/its abounded), and the occasional typo were just too distracting to overlook. This could easily go up a star if cleaned up a bit.
Anne
Jan 30, 2014 Anne rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Desperately needs a good editor. I think there is promise here, but grammar and typos were distracting, and sometimes I couldn't tell what was happening with the plot.
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Writing is something I've always done, since I was at least nine or ten. I wrote stories about children like me, in other places in the world I imagined. I wrote stories about animals. I chronicled my teenage years with an almost comical level of angst. In college, I ranted with virtual foam at the mouth, about my political beliefs in every school publication, and blog I could find.

And yet, for so
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“The thing about pain that I’ve learned over the years  is that it isn’t as bad once you get used to it. You can’t fight it, that only makes it worse; you have to accept that it’s going to be there, you have to embrace it, and then it becomes your companion. I can even see how one might start to like pain. Enjoy it.” 0 likes
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