I had the pleasure of reading this a while ago, months before the actual release date! And guess what? I loved it! Now, I’m really pleased to show you the cover too. Isn’t it fab? Alterra is Zachary Bonelli’s latest offering after Voyage: Embarkation, which I reviewed here. I also had the chance a while ago to chat to Zachary about his other novel Insomnium.
Alterra is a well thought out novel, full of important moral messages and ideologies that get the reader thinking and questions where their alliance may lie if in the same situation. And instead of having one protagonists, Alterra has three! All very different in their approach to life. I can’t wait for you to read it. Fans of Science Fiction and Contemporary Adventure will find something to enjoy here. Below, you can find the blurb:
Young people on Alterra must choose. After they complete secondary school, they enroll either in University—a life of science and mathematical pursuits—or Monastery—a life of literature, history and spiritual depth.
Initiate Le is in his final year of school. All his life, he has prepared himself for University, but something feels wrong. Neither University nor Monastery compel him forward.
One night, Le discovers a young man from his school sneaking into a ‘zone,’ a dangerous area where nanotechnology runs rampant, cordoned off from the rest of the city. Against all reason, Le follows Initiate Stok inside. What he discovers will change him and his world forever.
Equal parts love story, military adventure and social philosophy, Alterra is the story of three young men striving to save two estranged parallel worlds whose only hope for survival is to rectify the ancient schism that shattered them.
Alterra is released September 28th 2014
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