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The Duality Bridge

(Singularity #2)

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What does it mean to be human? Elijah Brighton is the face of the Human Resistance Movement. He's the Olympic-level painter who refused an offer of immortality from the ascenders-the human/machine hybrids who run the world-in solidarity with the legacy humans who will never get a chance to live forever. Too bad it's all a complicated web of lies. Worse, Eli's not even enti ...more
Paperback, 426 pages
Published August 13th 2015 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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L.R.W. Lee
Aug 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I just finished reading book two in the series and it is as good as the first, examining not only what does it mean to be human, but what does it mean to access God. This book had me think of the ancient Hebrews constructing the tower of Babel to reach god. In this future...

See full review at my blog at bit.ly/1Q0jUUg

Liz Searle
Mar 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read this as an Alpha reader, and I have to say I don't know which I love more -- this one or the Legacy Human. Eli is just such a great character (followed closely by my favorite bad guy, Marcus) and I am sucked into his world as soon as I start reading either book. It's really tough to have a sequel as good as the first book in a series, but Susan Kaye Quinn has definitely pulled it off!
Rachel Morgan
Nov 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I am continually impressed by the massive scope of Susan Kaye Quinn's Singularity universe! The concepts and possibilities she explores in this series (both the novels and the short stories) never cease to leave me in awe. As always, her work manages to be both thought-provoking and entertaining. I'm looking forward to finding out where Eli's story is headed in the next book!
Veronica of V's Reads
This book is the second in a series and should be read after THE LEGACY HUMAN.

This series of books takes place in a future Earth where humanity is the minority of the population and the Ascenders are humans who long ago put their knowledge and consciousness into a computer matrix called Orion. They exist in artificial bodyforms are are essentially immortal--replacing parts but not awareness over the years. Eli is a legacy human, part of a cultivated population comprised of the progeny of people
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Donna Weaver
Mar 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
WHAT IT'S ABOUT
What does it mean to be human? Elijah Brighton is the face of the Human Resistance Movement. He's the Olympic-level painter who refused an offer of immortality from the ascenders-the human/machine hybrids who run the world-in solidarity with the legacy humans who will never get a chance to live forever. Too bad it's all a complicated web of lies. Worse, Eli's not even entirely human. Few know about the ascenders' genetic experiments that left him... different. Fewer know about the
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Lisa Hapney
Nov 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing

I always forget and have to add that I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

I don’t read a lot of young adult fiction, but I have to admit Susan Kaye Quinn’s Singularity series has captured and kept my attention. Ms. Quinn is a skillful writer whose characters come alive on the page. The story is complex and riveting.

This is the second book in the Singularity series and I cannot wait to read the third one. I enjoy this series so much that I chose it as my
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S.A. Larsen
Aug 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Our first peek into book II is fraught with tension as Elijah and the legacy humans' fight for independence and right to 'life' continues. But it does more than simply continue. This sequel thrusts Eli into his new self, the self he knew nothing about in book I. Family and friends are put in harms way. The Resistance is jeopardized. His 'weirdness' is even called into question and suspected of making him a traitor. All of which forces Eli to come to terms with who he is, how he was created, and ...more
Lindsay
Mar 20, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: review
I finished reading this book a couple weeks ago now, and I kept putting off writing the review because I wanted to do it justice. I wanted to express how this series has made me feel, and I wanted to appropriately press upon readers that they should also give it a chance. But the thing is... time doesn't seem to be making more articulate. So here goes nothing!

Duality Bridge is the second in the series, so if you haven't had a chance to read The Legacy Human, go do that now! The story continues w
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Rachel Barnard
Sep 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
There is a duality inside you, and the merging of those two sides is your calling, Eli. (Kindle Locations 2802-2803).

“It means that you represent the possibility of more in a world very carefully balanced on the idea that more does not exist.” (Kindle Locations 3855-3856).
Elija Brighton now knows who he is and what his purpose was to be according to the faction of Ascenders who wanted to know whether they had souls, but what he doesn’t know is how he’s supposed to be the bridge or answer this qu
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Lisa  (Bookworm Lisa)
***4.5 stars***

This is the second book in the Singularity series. If you haven't read The Legacy Human, I highly recommend reading it first before you begin this one. The concepts in the story are complex and in order to grasp them, it is best to start at the beginning.

Eli is now part of the rebels cause. He is one of the faces used rally the humans and those against the ruling ascenders. His life is valuable to all factions. The government wants him to use as a tool. He is the bridge between th
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Myrthe
Aug 31, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Find my original review on my blog

As you know, I was very excited to continue this series, though also a bit hesitant, because all the reviews I’d seen were so terribly positive. It can’t all be perfect, right? No, it can’t, though it’s close. As in the first book, the characters are complicated, all with their own agendas and plans. I love this, because it makes the plot more complicated and intriguing. It’s fun trying to figure out who wants what and why.

There were only two things I felt wer
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Emma Adams
I was excited to read the sequel to The Legacy Human, one of the most captivating YA sci-fi novels I've read. The Duality Bridge picks up where the first book left off, and once again, I was hooked from page one. Eli struggles with the aftermath of discovering he's something other than human--or ascender, the advanced human-machine hybrids created in the Singularity. The worldbuilding in this series is complex yet completely engaging. The series flawlessly combines thought-provoking ideas with a ...more
David
Aug 27, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This was a very strong follow up to the first book. It went in directions I did not expect. The mixture of themes (technology and spiritually) worked very well. There is a part of me that is a little embarrassed to me getting into young adult fiction at my age. But I think I am in this for the long haul. I am looking forward to the next installment in the series.
susan graham
Sep 23, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Regret purchasing this book

This is a ridiculous mess of a plot. The first volumn was very good but the author went to a place of unbelievable messed up and hard to follow plot in book two. If you could even call it a plot. I will not purchase the other books. This is a complete mess and ridiculous to attempt to follow what's supposed to be going on. I'm beyond done with this series. It's a shame because the first book is what prompted me to purchase the second in this series. I just regret I can
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Kitty_ranma
audio version. This continued seamlessly, it still has teen angst and a little crushing but it's not so much as in the first book. I couldn't stop listening I cleaned all day yesterday listening to it.
The narration really brings the story to life.
This audiobook was given to me for free at my request from the publisher or author or narrator and I provided this voluntary review.
Reasons I enjoyed this book:
Action-packedEasy-to-readEntertainingGreat world buildingOriginalPage-turnerWhimsicalWonderfu
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Samantha Becken
It was ok...

I loved the previous book... this one took me a really long time to finish. There was not enough going on to keep me interested until the end but even then I skimmed the last 10% of the book.
Jenna
Oct 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
the sequel is even better than the first! on to number 3!
Lola
I received a copy in exchange for an honest review.

I love The Legacy Human, so I was eager to dive into The Duality Bridge. The Duality Bridge is a great sequel, although I did enjoy it less than the first book. The Duality Bridge takes the story into a different direction, while the first book focussed more on the fugue state and creating art and this book focussed more on the fugue and what it really means and what Eli can do with it. More focussed on the power, the spirituality, religious imp
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Sandy S
Aug 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars--

About the book: Release Date August 15, 2015

What does it mean to be human?

Elijah Brighton is the face of the Human Resistance Movement. He’s the Olympic-level painter who refused an offer of immortality from the ascenders—the human/machine hybrids who run the world—in solidarity with the legacy humans who will never get a chance to live forever.

Too bad it’s all a complicated web of lies.

Worse, Eli’s not even entirely human. Few know about the ascenders’ genetic experiments that left h
...more
Ren nerdychampagne
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review

4.5/5

Okay I just want to say that Eli's attachment to Lenora wasn't as disgusting as I remember.
I'd leave it at that because I don't want to spoil anybody.

I just want to say that my favourite person -- which is Cyrus -- didn't get much screentime and I'm shifting from Cyrus to Master.
(okay no not really)

BUT THE CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Eli was definitely a different person from TLH to chapter 1 to chapter 15 to th
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Kathryn Svendsen
The Duality Bridge was an action-packed follow-up to The Legacy Human where we watch as different groups want Eli Brighton for their own reasons. Eli has discovered he is not entirely human but was created as part of an experiment. He is still coming to terms with that and trying to figure out the extent of, and how to control the abilities the experiment gave him.

There were so many plot twists and turns in The Duality Bridge that it really made the book very exciting to read. One minute things
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Rachel
Mar 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
**I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.**

I’ve been waiting excitedly all summer to read this book. I hoped it would be awesome, and I was not disappointed! I totally loved the first book, The Legacy Human, and this book really takes everything to the next level. I’m going to write this review from two perspectives: a YA SF fan, and a Christian.

As a YA SF fan (and a SF fan in general), this book blew me away. It’s already one of my favorite SF books. Oftentimes I c
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Sher A. Hart
Aug 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book took me on such a rocket ship ride my heart was in my throat most of the time. Half the time I didn’t know which end was up and the rest I could see a collision coming and wanted to scream “Stop!” Or “No, don’t do that!” But of course Elijah did that, or somebody else did it to him.

The story started without a hitch; everything I needed to refresh my memory about what happened in book one flashed past in record time. The Olympics, the Resistance. Friends and enemies alike wanted to send
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Jay Batson
Mar 31, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This second book in the Singularity series has fewer interesting new SF ideas than the first, and serves mostly to flesh out the remainder of the story. However, as the first, it is well written, full of interesting plot turns, interesting characters, and is worth a read.

The one thing I've really enjoyed about these two books is the way the author can use language to illustrate the changed state of the mind / thinking of the main protagonist Eli, and the "ascended" beings. The writing when descr
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Anna Tan
Jun 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: review-copy, e-books
Picking up where The Legacy Human left off, Elijah Brighton poses as the new face of the Human Resistance Movement - but he's only planning to stick around until his mother is fully healed. The ascender Marcus is hunting him down and Eli doesn't want the Resistance to be penalised on his behalf. Besides, there's a rumour of a spy in the camp and Eli don't know who to trust any more. Even worse, the more he discovers about the fugue state and about himself, the more complicated and confusing thin ...more
~ Rose ~ ☯Desert Rose❀
My Review
5 Roses

Yet another great book from Susan Kaye Quinn!

I have yet to dislike a book from this author, and I am so happy to have had the chance to read the first two books in this series. They are awesome, and have me completely hooked.

Picking up where The Legacy Human left off, Elijah has become even more complex and interesting. His story gets far more intense, and I couldn't read the pages fast enough.

Sci-fi isn't typically a genre I read much of, because most tend to be too dramatic and overdone. This
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Samantha Sterling
This book is an amazing and fascinating read. If there is one thing that I love about stories, it's the ability of a story to keep me guessing. This second installment of the the Singularity series was able to do just that. Every time that I thought I knew where things were going, something would pop up and take the tale in a different direction.
I loved the action in this book, it was more involved than the last book and things held much greater consequences this time around, pulling you deeper
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Cherie
Mar 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Elijah "Eli" Brighton must understand the fugue state he goes into fast before it's used against him in Susan Kaye Quinn's The Duality Bridge. This book picks up not long after The Legacy Human left off. Eli has a difficult task at hand, and he's very uncertain where he fits in his world from the things he learned in the previous book. His situation grows more dire by the minute. I enjoyed Eli's growth as well as Kamali, who really shined in this book. She's a fierce young woman. I feel like we' ...more
Trisha Perry
Jun 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Eli, is now a face of the resistance whether he wants to be or not. His fugue state is also changing it is taking him deeper and for longer. It is showing him so much more not just how to paint anymore, and he doesn't know who he can trust to talk about this with, it seems everyone has their own agenda when it comes to him. This is another wonderful action packed, suspenseful book set in the future where the Ascenders (human/machine hybrids) are the powerful, the revered, the feared, and the pit ...more
Samantha (WLABB)
Aug 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: scifi, na
Rating: 4.5 Stars

This book did its job to advance the story and provide all those details we needed regarding the singularity, Eli's father, and all the different religious beliefs that survived the singularity. As always, Quinn does a beautiful job of bringing us right into the action. There were actually moments where I was biting my nails, I swear! This series is a really interesting study of being human, technology, theology and how it all fits together. It got real emotional for me several
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