With rebel leader Darian free at last, the humans and outsiders on Ixeos must find a way to join forces and defeat the Firsts. The problem? All slaves are tracked with GPS, the Firsts are the only ones with power, and roving gangs hate the rebels just as much as they hate the aliens. As Darian and the outsiders from Earth travel the globe through the mysterious tunnels in Paris, they learn that the Firsts are preparing to launch another wave of biological warfare. With a transporter that will allow the aliens to target any city, anywhere on the planet, the rebels know they must stop them at all costs.
As things get more dangerous on Ixeos, the outsiders find that they're pushed to their limit. Will they fight for freedom, no matter the price?
Born and raised in Florida, Jennings spent her early years reading anything she could get her hands on, when she wasn't spending time in and on the water. She won a prize in the 6th grade for her science fiction stories.
Jennings attended the University of Tampa, graduating with a B.A. in Political Science, and almost enough credits for B.A.s in both English and History. She attended graduate school at the University of West Florida, studying Psychology. She spent time over the years doing various kinds of business writing, editing, and teaching writing, but mostly having and raising her family, homeschooling her children, owning and running a business with her husband, and starting a non-profit.
Thanks to a crazy idea called NaNoWriMo Jennings got back into creative writing in 2011 and hasn't stopped since. She currently lives in North Carolina with her husband, also a business owner and writer, and two children, and travels extensively with her family, and her non-profit in Uganda.
If I were to try and give you adjectives about this book, I would say it is exciting, suspenseful, human, intense, all of those things wrapped up together in a technological, dystopian thriller. There's relief and puzzlement, disbelief and heartache. Enslaved humans, freed ones living in sewers, a few choice individuals with grand technical knowledge, and those with heart. It is an odd world, parallel universe to our own earth, but the occupants are fighting off the aliens who have laid claim to the planet, the Firsts. More and more humans are slipping through, adding to the rebel forces.
Darian, the rebel leader, is free and it's now time to put up a fight and take back the planet from the Firsts. I really enjoyed the characters and the pace of the plot as things are put into motion. Glimpses of other lands were solid as we move from portal to portal, gathering forces and resources. Friends are injured and lost, newly freed human slaves are joining the rebellion, old friends are found and join forces. There are interesting techno bits such as the transporters, the collars, the GPS, the old satellites, and the unknown weapons. And just as you think you were betrayed, something happens at the end. Intense! I look forward to seeing how this trilogy wraps up!
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