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Reviewed by Author Anna del C. Dye. for Readers' Favorite
This book relates a Science Fiction tale that takes place in a world efficiently created by the author. As the best Sci-Fi stories go, this one also has intergalactic flight, space living, interplanetary discoveries, and extra terrestrials, or so they think. It is subtitled the second book of "The Darktrench Saga", but I see no evidence in this book of the previous tale.
In this earth-based civilization, some children are taken from their parents and raised by a priest of A. At a certain age, all of them get a chip implanted in their head. It is set surgically there to make them comply with everything or receive a painful shock if they choose not to. Because of that, both men and women are bald-headed.
Girls in their view have no rights. They are a piece of property to the human race and their life is forfeited if they show their faces in public. To make this point more potent, there are hundreds of girls who die in a fire because the robots that are supposed to save them don’t let them come out without their face scarves. It would be a crime in the sight of A. Their world revolves around what the robots say, because they are A’s (their God’s) messengers.
The tale is well-written and creative. The end of each chapter is left with a well-placed cliffhanger to keep us reading just to see what will happen next. I like the pace of the story and the depth of character developed for the principal female. Reading this book was time well spent. It will be a must read for any young adult or adult library.