By: Lance Erlick
Pages: 15th May 2015
After two years of training, outcast Regina Shen prepares to jump the barrier wall into the World Federation to hunt for her sister, but nothing goes according to plan. The Federation condemns Regina and her family to live on the seaward side of barrier walls.
For two years she avoided capture. Now the Federation is desperate to exploit her unique DNA in order to prevent human extinction. She would rather die than help the people who kidnapped her sister. The Federation’s notorious Department of Antiquities, under the command of Chief Inspector Joanne Demarco, polices barrier walls, destroys knowledge from the past, and pursues Regina for her genome. Now Demarco has a ruthless rival who aims to capture Regina as a means to overthrow Demarco.
Regina has survived by her wits on swampy islands and salvage from sunken cities, including illegal print books not available in the Federation. Her photographic (eidetic) memory, access to these books, and an amazing teacher just may help her reach the university town in the Federation where they’re holding her sister. Pursued by Antiquities, Regina jumps the wall into the Federation.
While making new friends and enemies, she must use her wits to avoid letting either of two rival inspectors capture her. Can she rescue her sister from an obvious trap?
My Rating: ★★★★☆
(I received this book free from the author in exchange for my honest review)
This second installment was just as good as the first. Though the pacing wasn't as fast as the first, I will still sucked into this crafty world of mystery.
I was glad a love interest appear, though I wasn't too keen on her at first, she did grow on me and but I'm still not sure about her. I had high hopes for Wendy, but that dream was crushed. In all, I did like the new characters that appeared and I was surprised by the actions of some of the old.
This is a hard world that Lance Erlick has created, but a fascinating one. I loved the world building and the structure. There was clean explanations and I wasn't left confused as I was in reading the first. Though as I said the pacing was slow, the rhythm was spot on and in truth I liked the ease of this read. It gave me more time to dive deeper into this world that Regian has learned to survive in.
Regian is quickly becoming a fav of mine. Strong, smart and determined. She's going to be great , no great is the right word. Regian is going to be a legend, and I can't wait to read more about her.
I highly recommend this book, this series. It has quickly become one of my favs and I can't wait to div into the next book. Take a chance you will not be disappointed.
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Lance Erlick was raised by a roaming aerospace engineer, growing up in various parts of the United States and Europe, as well as traveling through Asia. He took to stories as his anchor, including the works of Asimov, Bradbury, and Heinlein, and has been writing since age eleven.
Growing up, he was inspired by his father’s engineering work on cutting-edge aerospace projects to look to the future.
In an ideal world,Lance would find time loops where he could step out for a week at a time to read and write. Then he would return to the moment he left, without life getting in the way. Of course, since everyone would have the same ability, he suspects life would still sneak in. Lance is also the author of short stories and novelettes.