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Shattered Roads

(The Skyfire Saga #1)

4.25  ·  Rating details ·  36 ratings  ·  9 reviews
In a future laid waste by environmental catastrophe, one woman in a shielded megacity discovers a secret hidden within—and the nightmare of what lies beyond.
 The Skyfire Saga
Her designation is H124—a menial worker in a city safeguarded against the devastating
storms of the outer world. In a community where consumerism has dulled the senses, where apathy is the norm an
Paperback, 232 pages
Published April 3rd 2018 by Rebel Base Books
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☘Misericordia☘ ~ The Serendipity Aegis ~  ⚡ϟ⚡ϟ⚡⛈ ✺❂❤❣
Wonderful new world, complete with Repurposers and living pods. If you dare to disconnect, they will come for you! Stay in forever.
I'm not sure how much of the explanation by the Rover kid would have been understood by a worker of this era. Much less a worker denied childhood and, I suppose, much of education (considering she had trouble reading books at first).
“The men will come and plug you back in,” the repairman assured him. (c)
Light and sound emanated through the windows, coming from th
Jo  (Mixed Book Bag)
H124 is just a clog in a very big machine until she makes a disturbing discovery. The book started like it would be a did not finish but I was glad I read a few more pages before stopping. After a slow start it got much more interesting. I love H124 and how strong she turned out to be. The world building and back story were very well presented and the action kept getting more and more tense. While H124 finished the journey she started the problem was far from solved. That left me wanting to read ...more
Apr 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
About halfway through the book, I was sucked in. This is a very realistic (including scientifically) dystopian novel about what the world will be like if we don't take action against climate change. It's a very timely cautionary tale, full of action and with a highly likeable protagonist (and a cute possum).
May 05, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This novel follows a worker designated H124. She has minimal human contact and no contact outside the city. This changes when she stumbles upon a secret that she cannot reveal. So H124 is forced to flee to safety and try to find help.

The plot was very well written with a great backstory. The cities felt like a satire of everyday life: people sitting in-front of a computer screen 24/7 without questioning life. The badlands outside the cities were equally as bleak with cannibals and limited food.
J Ralph
Jun 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An engaging tale of a brave individual from a dystopian future fighting to warn a world full of its own problems of imminent doom. The author adeptly parallels own struggle with addressing climate change within a world that has already suffered many of the potential outcomes while at the same time introducing a new threat. Unlike many novels set in dystopian futures, this novel never gets bogged down under its own messages and remains fast paced and entertaining.
Nancy (The Avid Reader)
A young woman H124 has only one job to do and that is removing the bodies from their living pods and takes them to the incinerator. She is called to remove a corpse one day when she gets there and sees the body she thinks something is not quite right. She has a look around and discovers something that puts her life in danger.

She finds info stating that the earth is in danger, an asteroid is heading to earth that will wipe out mankind. H124 must get the info to the only people that might be able
Ann Marie cheetham
Really exhilarating

It was really refreshing to read a dystopian book that was so different from the norm. I couldn’t put this book down and have already ordered the next one in the series.
Highly recommend this book.
Mar 18, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very interesting book, and it sounds like something that could possible happen to earth in the near future if mankind doesn't get its act together and stop climate change.
Aug 29, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Alice Henderson is a writer of fiction, comics, and video game material. She was selected to attend Launchpad, a NASA-funded writing workshop aimed at bringing accurate science to fiction. Her love of wild places inspired her novel Voracious, which pits a lone hiker against a shapeshifting creature in the wilderness of Glacier National Park. Her novel Fresh Meat is set in the world of the hit TV s ...more

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