Date Published: June 29, 2018
Described as Dune meets The Hunger Games, this epic narrative of survival will have you in suspense and intrigue. Set in the futuristic world of Eldon, our hero, Zelenka, is forced to abandon everything she loves for a chance at freedom.
With parallels to today’s global crises, this book will have you questioning; would you risk it all?
It is year 2107 and the planet which was once called Earth (now Eldon), is ruled by a single, oppressive government. Many of those who suffered under the tyrannical rule of Eldon, have fled to a neighbouring planet, Amaryllis, and attempted to grow a utopian society.
Relations between the two worlds are fraught. Each believe the other to be evil. Each believe it is their responsibility to save humankind from the other.
Within this interplanetary political backdrop, lives Zelenka. The Eldonian teenager is forced to hide her intelligence and knowledge. Naïve and idealistic, she has never fitted into Eldonian life. She longs to openly be herself but is terrified of the government’s harsh rules and punishments.
“Zelenka is a true hero to me,” says the author, Elisa Hansen. “She has a strength of character that I see in many women facing similar fates today. Facets of the Eldon society mirror the present. Our heroes should not always the ones who succeed, but the people with true intent, and drive, to change.”
This is the epitome of a Dystopian novel. Elisa Hansen has done a fantastic job of highlighting the characters and their personalities and motives.
This story had a lot of heart and a lot of action. Zelenka is an wonderful lead. She was easy to understand and be captivated by.
Plenty of twists and turns, drama, and much more along the way. I am glad I this journey and got to experience it with these characters.
About the Author
Growing up in Melbourne, Australia, Elisa Hansen was curious about other worlds. The travel bug bit her young, and she spent her early years with a pack on her back and hiking boots on her feet. Beyond exploring she loves to dance, cook, eat, learn other languages and paint.