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The Concordia Deception

(Space Colony One #1)

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Sabotage at Homecoming

After one hundred and eighty years in deep space, the colony starship Nova Fortuna has reached its destination and long-awaited Arrival Day.

Many have sacrificed everything for this moment. Leaving her life and family on Earth, genetic specialist Cariad has spent the trip in cryonic suspension, while colonist Ethan carries the hopes of six generations
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Paperback, 324 pages
Published May 31st 2018 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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Sarah Woods
Jul 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: sci-fi, series
What can I say? The combination of science fiction and the psychology of both individuals and societies really engaged me.
Basically, this is a story of establishing a colony on a new planet with the challenges that involves. It gets really interesting as the colonists have never lived anywhere but on a spaceship and they behave very much like helpless children. The Woken have travelled in stasis from Earth with the purpose of teaching the colonists how to establish society on the new planet. The
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Lissette
Feb 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Imagine waking up a hundred and eighty years after you left Earth to find the ship you're on has finally made it to its destination. This is a truth Cariad comes to accept from the moment she opens her eyes.

Cariad and her colleagues have been tasked with helping the new generation of humans in colonizing a new planet. One that's fully of possibilities and resources. The process might be daunting, but she's willing to do everything possible to ensure the process goes off without a hitch. Survival
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Norma
Feb 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
"You aren't out shepherds and we aren't your sheep"
There's trouble in - well, their new planetary home is yet to be named. Last time's naming ceremony ended in disaster with an explosion killing the newly appointed leader and several others. The settlers had travelled in their star ship for several generations, none of them knowing any other home till they landed. With them were specialists, cryofrozen, to aid the successful colonisation. But a rift had formed between the two groups and there wa
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Val Booklover
The Awoke are supposed to teach and care for the colonists, but the colonists resent this perceived "paternalistic oppresion". And there is a third class of misterious people, the Guardians, just arrived from Earth. Cue in deception, betrayal and explosions. Plus, the world is not uninhabited, and the natives are definitely not friendly. Mistery and suspense, plus social speculation.
Be aware this is not hardcore sci-fi: no scientific explanations or technological marvels. The focus is the people
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Douglas Williamson
Apr 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
A colony ship from Earth finally reaches its destination, some 200 years later. It is a struggle to survive on a new planet, and yet class conflicts start almost immediately.

This is an SF colonization book based around a generation ship approach. Anyone that has read extensive science fiction will get the concept. In this story, we end up with essentially three classes of people pretty much for the start and the internal conflict begins.

The story is very well written, which interesting character
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Janette
Jul 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book is about a human colony on another world, but there is not a lot of detail about the actual planet to distract you from the story about the characters. There are some nasty predators but no apparent food chain to speak of. And it does seem that the colonists spend a lot of time behaving like children and not much time worrying about things like, oh you know, food, or survival or what-not. But clearly this is not for hard sci-fi types, as the focus is all on the two main characters, and ...more
Julian White
Jul 10, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Kobo edition, 279 pages.

A fine start to the series - fleeing an overpopulated (dying) Earth the colony ship Nova Fortuna, with a mixture of 'Gens', descendants of the original crew, and 'Woken', revived from cryosleep at the end of the voyage, begin the colonisation process on a new world (unnamed for much of the volume). They face problems, not least from animals - but have unexpected help in the form of a group of 'Guardians' sent from Earth long after the colony ship departed to help the fled
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George
Mar 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
I had fun reading this one by J.J. Green , ending up finishing it on my Kindle, after starting it on my PC.

Definitely was well worth the time to read. Good world building, good characterization, and kept me going long after my usual bedtime to finish.

I definitely recommend this book to anyone who enjoys this genre!
No #spoilers here.....read it and enjoy

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Janet
Feb 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The second book in this series, the first book was "Night of Flames". That book was very good too, this one is very, very good. lol! Starting out on a new world has got to be extremely difficult. Of course there is a lot going on. The world is being built and it will take time. This story is an excellent start. I received a complimentary review copy of the book and I am voluntarily leaving a honest review.
BobTheElder
Feb 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
Mankind attempts to establish a foothold on a new planet in a distant star system.

The beginning of a saga depicting the growing pains of a fledgling colony from earth, their problems and failures. Even an internal situation left over from their departure from their long lost homeland. A very interesting and exciting series start which I give high marks for not ending in a cliff-hanger.
Heather Heckadon
Jan 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Read this in about a day and a half! Sped through and loved it every step of the way! Characters were great and the visuals amazing without too much detail. I love colonization novels and this one fits perfect.
Patricia
Feb 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: booksprout
Two groups on their way to a new planet to colonize. What challenges will there be? Who will lead? And where does the deception come in?
Fantastic read.
Jackie
Feb 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A space ship that’s been gone a long time, people that just want to come home. Plenty of action to keep you happily reading
Harland Monroe
Mar 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is not a burner book what I mean is I have to see what comes next. This is a slower read that you can take your time and enjoy. I am sure this is going to be a great series you get to learn about the characters and the story about how they came to be on this planet.
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J.J. Green was born in London's East End within the sound of the church bells of St. Mary Le Bow, Cheapside, which makes her a bona fide Cockney. She first left the U.K. as a young adult and has lived in Australia and Laos. She currently lives in Taipei, Taiwan, where she entertains the locals with her efforts to learn Mandarin. Writers she admires include Philip K. Dick, Ursula Le Guin, Douglas A ...more

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