Rift - Andreas Christensen

Rift

By Andreas Christensen

  • Release Date: 2015-05-29
  • Genre: Science Fiction
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 193 Ratings

Description

RIFT - The new dystopian trilogy book 1 from the author of the Exodus Trilogy.

The RIFT Saga begins here.

In the ruins of what was once North America lays the Covenant, a nation forged by the iron will of the Moon people, who descended from their dusty refuge on the Moon after the Fall. The Moon people are wealthy, ruled by a strong government who protects its citizens from the dangers from outside their borders. Their greatest achievement is having learned the secret of immortality, and every citizen has the opportunity to live nearly forever if they choose to, a life of riches and abundance.

The English are the descendants of the original inhabitants of this place, and they live very different lives from that of the Moon people. They only live to serve the greater good, and citizenship is something few have the opportunity to earn. At the age of fifty all non-citizens are subjected to mandatory euthanasia. In order to maintain a sustainable society, they are told.

Every year a number of girls and boys at the age of eighteen are selected for Service to the State. The brightest and most talented are sent to become Students. The strong, the fighters and the athletes become Janissaries, a band of soldiers protecting the northern border from the enemies of the Covenant. The Wardens, a secretive organization known to operate far to the west, near the Rift, which makes up the border to the wastelands, sometimes choses one or two initiates, but nobody knows what becomes of them. And then there is the Corpus, where the whip rules and backs are bent.

Those who complete their Service, may become citizens. And although they will never be equal to the Moon people, they will have access to all the riches and opportunities granted by the Covenant leadership to its citizens.

As Sue is nearing Selection Day, she secretly hopes to be chosen, despite having to leave her mother and brother behind. She doesn't crave glory or wealth though. A man or woman with citizen status can do a lot of good, and although few return to their home towns, Sue hopes to return to give her family a better life on the other side of Service.

But the Covenant is rotten to the core, and as she begins to learn its secrets, Sue must question everything she has always taken for granted. Soon she will find herself in dire peril, for she has seen the truth and there will be no turning back after that...

This science fiction dystopian is set more than two centuries after the events of Exodus, in a future dystopian society forged from the ashes of global disaster.

"Mr. Christensen has absolutely found his genre, and I hope he keeps the stories coming!"

Reviews

  • Rift

    5
    By Jaheather
    Very entertaining. Hard to put down, I had to finish in one sitting!
  • Rift

    3
    By VaBeachGentleman
    Enjoyed the read. Society reminded me of communist Soviet Union.
  • Enjoyed ...

    5
    By Just for this review
    A nice short read. Well written & intriguing. Can't wait to start the next book...
  • Enjoyable, fast paced story

    5
    By Catachatiger
    This and the subsequent books in the series are a fun, fast laced story. The authors use of multiple character viewpoints provides variety to the story.
  • Good development & unfolding... fun read

    3
    By Ms.Fleenor
    Pleasantly surprised by this new-to-me author & enjoyed this the first of the trilogy. I purchased & downloaded book #2 immediately after completed this. While there are elements of story similar to the Hunger Games trilogy, such elements not uncommon & almost seem archetypal. Rated this a 3 but would have liked to have been able to give it a 3.5!
  • Excellent read!

    5
    By Fnwine40
    Fast paced, well written!
  • Legacy

    4
    By teggers2
    Leaves you wanting more!
  • Wow! Follow the money...

    1
    By Jenatolla007
    So identical to its, um...predecessors, it's freakin' uncanny. Don't waste your money, even if it's free. This author hasn't a clue...
  • Rift

    5
    By Georgiagirl1955
    A very good read. Enjoy
  • Rift by: Andreas Christean

    5
    By Proctorasshole
    A tantalizing Syfi read. Captures the readers curiosity regarding a future narrative that our world dominance from some other world could entrap humans to believing their quality of life is stagnant without someone like Sue and Sam believing that there is more to mankind's future than ignorance with bliss. Ready to continue reading the next ebook in the mind twisting series. KSW