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Precisely Terminated
     

Precisely Terminated

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by Amanda L Davis
 

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With microchips implanted in their skulls at birth, the slaves of Cantral and Cillineese have labored under the tyrannical rule of the Nobles and their computers for decades. Monica, a Noble who avoided the implanting and escaped a death sentence at the age of four, is now sixteen and is in hiding. She lives with the slaves inside the walls of the Cantral palace,

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With microchips implanted in their skulls at birth, the slaves of Cantral and Cillineese have labored under the tyrannical rule of the Nobles and their computers for decades. Monica, a Noble who avoided the implanting and escaped a death sentence at the age of four, is now sixteen and is in hiding. She lives with the slaves inside the walls of the Cantral palace, pretending to be one of them while the slave council plots a way to use her chip-less state to destroy the all-powerful computers that strike down any hint of rebellion.

The Nobles hear of Monica’s survival and try to exterminate her before she ruins their upper-class utopia. The rebels send her to find a missing paper bearing instructions on how to shut down the computers that control the chips in Cillineese, a major city-state. The Nobles are alerted to the plan and prepare to seal Cillineese in a giant dome to gas the inhabitants, including Monica.

The fate of millions rides on Monica’s shoulders. As the only chip-less person in the world, she must find the paper, destroy the computers, and free Cillineese from the Nobles’ iron fist before they strike with the ultimate punishment—death for everyone inside the city walls.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780899578965
Publisher:
AMG Publishers
Publication date:
09/12/2011
Series:
The Cantral Chronicles , #1
Pages:
464
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)
Lexile:
HL620L (what's this?)
Age Range:
13 - 18 Years

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Amanda L. Davis is the award-winning teen author of the Cantral Chronicles, a dystopian trilogy. She enjoys reading and writing and comes up with new novel ideas while sewing, spinning yarn, quilting, and embroidering. She was born and raised a Florida girl and loves the warmth of the South.

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Precisely Terminated 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
a-nonny-mouse More than 1 year ago
With microchips implanted in their skulls at birth, the slaves of Cantral and Cillineese have labored under the tyrannical rule of the nobles and their computers for centuries. Monica, a noble who avoided the implanting and escaped a death sentence at age 4, is now sixteen and is in hiding. She lives with the slaves inside the walls of the Cantral palace, pretending to be one of them while the slave council plots a way to use her chip-less state to destroy the all-powerful computers that strike down any hint of rebellion. The fate of millions rides on Monica's shoulders. As the only chip-less person in the world, she must find a way to destroy the computers and free Cillineese from the nobles' iron fist before they strike with the ultimate punishment--death for everyone within the city walls. My Review: The talent of writing sure runs in the Davis family and it obviously gets better as it goes down the line. Amanda L. Davis is the award-winning daughter of award-winning father, Bryan Davis. Now, I thoroughly enjoyed Bryan Davis's books, but with Amanda L. Davis's writing I lost actually lost myself in her book and was sad when I finished it. I highly recommend this book to all Christian Fantasy lovers! ~B *This book was supplied by the author or agent in exchange for my honest review*
AmyLeeBell More than 1 year ago
Precisely Terminated by Amanda L. Davis tells the captivating story of Monica, a sixteen-year-old slave who must constantly follow orders from an underground council. She must often put herself in terrible danger just to accomplish small missions here and there. Does she always feeling like carrying out their commands? No, of course not, but she has no choice. You see, she¿s not just any slave; she is the only hope for her oppressed people. This book started out a little slow for me, but perhaps that is because I had researched the story thoroughly already. (I tried to find out as much as I could last month, when I interviewed Ms. Davis.) Here¿s a tip: read and enjoy the book before you try to find out any plot points. Once I broke into some fresh territory, the plot really picked up. So while I read the beginning chapters bits at a time, I read the last third or so in one fell swoop! Ms. Davis very subtly drops hints about God¿s existence, but Monica doesn¿t really know who He is. She sets up the sequel very nicely, and I am already looking forward to reading it! The sequel promises to offer Monica more information regarding her Creator, along with the danger and intrigue that we have come to expect.
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SonjaTaylor More than 1 year ago
Precisely Terminated was the first dystopian novel I have ever read. It was a dark book, but tastefully written by a Christian author. The book focuses mostly on Monica’s life, which was a great way to shape the main character, but I was left trying to determine if any of the other characters were permanent or not. The first few chapters really interested me, but Monica’s monotonous life in bondage left me scrabbling for something new. However, the story picked up the excitement of the beginning about halfway through. The final chapters of the book were fast-paced, and the ending makes the book worth the read…as well as a certain grumpy librarian. The strongest message of the book is sacrifice, and Monica ultimately has to make the decision to ignore her own desires in life to help others. Great work, Miss Davis! This was my first dystopian novel, but not my last…after all, I still have to read your second book!
MountainsJJ More than 1 year ago
Amanda Davis is young in life but skilled in storytelling. She has produced a book filled with great characters, plot and suspense. I am not usually a fan of the dystopian style of writing, but I may be converted now. Davis' book was entertaining to say the least! The writing is clear and sophisticated. An easy read without sounding like a child wrote it. Her characters have depth and emotions that move the reader effortlessly through the story. Davis' heroine pulled me into her battles, far too heavy for a young girl to carry. From the beginning to the final chapters driving me forward to find the hope that was written throughout the story - "faith to endure, faith to achieve, faith to survive". This is book one in what seems to be a fantastic trilogy. Can't wait to see what is next for Amanda Davis and her heroine, Monica. An excellent read for young adults and anyone else who loves Christian fiction! Book has been provided courtesy of Foundation Distributing, Inc and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Available at your favourite bookseller from AMG Publishers
SconeGirl More than 1 year ago
When I first heard that Amanda Davis's first book Precisely Terminated was to be published, I was intrigued. I didn't know quite what to expect, but looking back now I'm glad I read it! The book held my interest and kept me flipping the pages fast. The plot was very unique and fascinating, and executed well. It made me think about where our world could go in the future and what would be the right thing to do in that situation. And the best books are the ones that make you think. The characters and their situations felt very real and well done. Monica's character was especially interesting. It made me ponder, if I was the only one who could help, do I have a responsibility to help? I believe the answer is yes, and Monica helped me see that. I did feel that throughout the whole book more and more bad things kept happening to Monica with very few "rewards" (happy moments) for me (as the reader) for sticking by her, until the very end of the book. But I suppose that it made the happiness sweeter, when I had to fight for it. And I also know that the reason for the few "rewards" is the dystopian genera itself, I am just not as used to this genera. Overall the book was very well written and an enjoyable read. I look forward to reading the next book in the series, which is always a good sign. =)
Iluvhorses More than 1 year ago
What a tale! Throughout this book the reader, along with the main character, feels hopeless and depressed many times, due to the surmounting trials. But by the end you're left with such hope, that it's all worth it. I enjoyed reading this book immensely, and proudly wear my chip necklace (purchased from the author) in honor of Monica, the heroine of The Cantral Chronicles. Can't wait for the next book!
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sunflower_faith More than 1 year ago
Written by Amanda L. Davis, an award winning author of the,"Cantral Chronicles" a dystopian triology, "Precisely Terminated" is book one of a new series that is based on a dystopian world where computers control a person's entire life by virture of implanted chips. The central character, Monica, is a sixteen year noble, whom, at the age of four was rescued from a death sentence that wiped out, not only her family, but the residents of the "city" that they had reside in. Focused on Monica, discovering her fate, and the hopes of millions who lives are placed on her shoulder, "Precisely Terminated" is a thrilling and psychological science fiction story that plays with many questions of "What If" and yet threaded not with subtle messages of gloom, but rather subtle messages of hope as Monica, with the help of others, seek to find a way for a better life for all the people of Cantral and Cillineese. Geared more for young adults and older, "Precisely Terminated" is a very engrossing story that blends a dystopian view of an unspecified future with wonderful story-telling. If you enjoy reading science fiction, "Precisely Terminated" is a book to explore.
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