In a desperate attempt to escape destruction decades earlier, humankind was forced underground, into the depths of the earth, creating a new society called the Tri-Realms.
After her parents and sister are abducted by the
Enforcers, seventeen-year-old Adele, a member of the middle-class moon
dwellers, is unjustly sentenced to life in prison for her parents'
crimes of treason.
Against all odds, Adele must escape from the
Pen and find her family, while being hunted by a deranged, killing
machine named Rivet, who works for the President. She is helped by two
other inmates, Tawni and Cole, each of whom have dark secrets that are
better left undiscovered. Other than her friends, the only thing she has
going for her is a wicked roundhouse kick and two fists that have been
well-trained for combat by her father.
At the other end of the
social spectrum is Tristan, the son of the President and a sun dweller.
His mother is gone. He hates his father. Backed by only his servant and
best friend, Roc, he leaves his lavish lifestyle in the Sun Realm,
seeking to make something good out of his troubled life.
war breaks out within the Tri-Realms, Tristan is thrust into the middle
of a conflict that seems to mysteriously follow Adele as she seeks to
find her family and uncover her parents true past.
In their world, someone must die. @goodreads
I am so glad I finally got to read this book. I thoroughly enjoyed it. I look forward to the rest of the books in the saga.
loved this story starts off in the Moon Dwellers Realm. These are
people that live underground. We get to read about Adele, Cole and
Tawni. They are in the Pen, prison for different crimes.
parents were taken away along with her sister and she ends up in
prison. Her father did well in teaching her and her little sister how to
fight. Adele is trying to think of a way she can find her parents
again. It seems hopeless in the Pen.
One day while they are all
outside, in a sense, a boy named Tristan is visiting the Moon Dwellers.
He is the son of the President and he lives in the Sun Dwellers Realm.
They are rich and take everything from the poor. When Tristan and Adele
see each other they both have blinding headaches. Neither one of them
can figure out what happened. And we don't figure out what happens in
this book either so don't worry about a spoiler :)
I am however going to give away some ***MILD SPOILERS***!
Cole, and Tawni decide to break out of the Pen. They have a good plan
in place on how to break out of their cells. But on this night one of
the other Realms decides to start bombing the Moon Dwellers, this is
sort of an advantage to them to keep the guards occupied. But they have
to make sure not to get killed in the escape from the bombs. They set
out to find Adele's sister first, Elsey.
In the meantime,
Tristan and his friend Roc sneak down to the Moon Dweller Realm so
Tristan can find Adele and try to figure out what is going on with them.
He is a good guy, he doesn't believe in the things his father does and
he wants to make things better for all of the Realms as equals.
they are all on the run from people trying to them and drag them back.
The story has some good action, a very good description of the
atmosphere in the different Realms, a death that I hated to happen, and
some good reunions.
The author set up a good world and I like the premise. I recommend to anyone that likes these kinds of books.