Sunday, February 7, 2016

Reddened Wasteland by Kyle Perkins WITH Review


For over two hundred years, the last of humanity has lived on Mars under the all-seeing eye of The Union. Life on Mars is bleak, nothing like the Utopia that was promised to the people before the great migration from Earth. Generations have been forced into backbreaking labor with little reward, and the masses live in constant fear of those in power.
Unrest is rising. Change is inevitable.

A revolution is on the horizon. Alerik and his team find themselves in the eye of the storm, pulled between opposing factions as they search for the truths that have been buried deep beneath the Martian soil. Time is running out and they will all have to pick a side. As they uncover the mysteries surrounding the settlement, they begin to realize that nothing is what it seems, and sometimes working with the enemy is the only way to save what matters most.

5 stars

I was given this book for a review free of persuasion from the author or anyone else affiliated with the book

*Contains spoilers

Oh, my!  This is a great story about life on Mars after Earth has supposedly had a meltdown and cleansed itself of all humans.  There are two distinct groups - the ones in charge and the ones who work. The ones in charge, The Union, keep tight controls over the rest of the population.  They use every excuse to add more controls and take more from the workers.

Alerik and Velar are beginning to have their doubts that The Union is looking out for the populace.  They are beginning to think that it is all about power.  What happens when they find their doubts are proven true?

This author had done a fantastic job of making the story realistic. It is not that hard to imagine this situation actually taking place in our future.  It proves the point of people following blindly without thinking for themselves and analyzing the current situation.  It just goes to show what happens when people with greed, money and power rule.  They look out for themselves, not the general population.

I really hope the sequel to this book comes out soon!  Good job, Kyle, of placing a cliff hanger.  I am anxiously awaiting your next book.

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