The Blight [NOOK Book]

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Given my own enthusiasm for this sort of thing, I’ve decided to release the original backstory of Eden’s Root. For those of you who love the science-fiction aspect of Eden’s Root, I think this will be a winner. I also wanted to reveal this to show how drastically a story can change from first to last drafts. This entire backstory was in the first version.

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The Blight

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Overview

Given my own enthusiasm for this sort of thing, I’ve decided to release the original backstory of Eden’s Root. For those of you who love the science-fiction aspect of Eden’s Root, I think this will be a winner. I also wanted to reveal this to show how drastically a story can change from first to last drafts. This entire backstory was in the first version.

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940044741652
  • Publisher: Rachel Fisher
  • Publication date: 7/24/2012
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 271,655
  • File size: 255 KB

Meet the Author

I am a wife and entrepreneur living and working in Florida. Though I grew up in the northeast, I can’t give up the sunshine and beaches of my adoptive home. My work is fictional and would be classified as science-fiction because it is rooted in science...but it is not the typical with robots, space travel, or aliens. This particular story is focused on realistic worst-case scenarios because those are what I find most intriguing right now. Favorite pasttimes...mostly outdoorsy things, and overuse of ellipsis.

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  • Posted January 24, 2014

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    If this doesn't freak you out, I don't know what will. These bo

    If this doesn't freak you out, I don't know what will.

    These books are so realistic that it reinforces my fear of what is going on today with our food supply.

    Are you afraid? Maybe you should be. I have questioned scientists use of growth hormones in our meat and genetically modifing grains to make food resistant and grow quicker. It frightens me and pisses me off at the same time. What gives them the right to play God? Read on, but take a deep breath, let it out slow and buckle your seatbelt, because it’s going to be a very bumpy ride.

    All the covers are beautiful and the titles hint at what is to come.

    This review is very difficult for me to write. I do not want to spoil anything for you. I think these books, even though they are fiction, should be a warning.

    ”Not everybody associated with a bad thing is a bad person.”

    But where do you draw the line? What if you knew what you were doing was dangerous, would you still continue to do the work? Would you blow the whistle?

    Scientists mantra – discover, discuss, debate, but never conclude. Does that give them the right to play God and not accept blame for the result if it is bad? They sure want the praise when it is good. But, no, it’s not their fault. They only did the work, others made the decisions of what to do with it.

    Only the Chosen would know the specifics. Only the Chosen would be protected. But the Chosen would need resources – people, information, supplies…. Resources would need to be saved and protected, hidden for safety. They would need this to rebuild a new world.

    My heart bleeds for so many of the characters. The decisions they have to make are, not only soul sucking, but leave millions to die and the rest to fend for themselves.

    Louis – outspoken. Felt they had already crossed the threshold of no return. He spoke the Truth and many did not want to hear it.

    I loved when Rachel talked about Louis’s green children – he carried pictures of his houseplants, greenhouse and outdoor garden. I couldn’t help but laugh. I know people consider their pets their children, but plants? LOL

    Fi – a redheaded Boticelli.

    2030 Heirloom – scientific definition – strains of plants and animal that predate WWII, a hundred years or older, before genetic modification and hybrids.

    Politicians – they undermine the good in the name of the powerful. I feel the government uses subterfuge to distract us from what is really going on.

    Mike – Fi’s father. Mike knew that Fi, his daughter, would love learning about the project to plan for an outer space colony.

    Stan is the money man behind Eden, seed capital.

    Even when you know the right thing to do, sometimes it is not possible to do it.

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  • Posted May 20, 2013

    MY REVIEW After finishing read the whole trilogy I couldn't beli

    MY REVIEW
    After finishing read the whole trilogy I couldn't believe that was it! You know when a series is so good you want it to go on forever, that's what I felt with this series. So I had previously tried to get hold of a copy of this prequel novella but had thought it only available in the US. Imagine my surprise and joy when I found it available at Amazon.co.uk!! So I immediately purchased this novella.
    The cover is really good and totally represents the novella perfectly. there's the lines of genetic markers as well as a little sprouting plant of some sort. The title and Author name fonts, style and placement all work well.
    So is this novella designed to be read before or after the trilogy? Honestly I think it could be read before, after or during the reading of the other books. I of course read it after the trilogy. The prequel sets the scene and explains how the whole famine and disaster occurred.
    As the blurb says there are a few f words in there but it is emotional adults we are talking about in this prequel. So adults do swear, I'd say the swear words are minimal really, and always well in context. We meet all the main players in the early stages of the soon to be catastrophe.
    The prequel fits well with the series. It's as well written as the actual books are. It is a decent length for a novella too. Not all novella's need to be read but I'd advise reading this one, it kind of finishes the whole series off and ties up some loose ends and perhaps questions such as "but how did this/that happen?" too.
    So did I enjoy the prequel novella? Yes, definitely worth reading. Gave the main characters/players in Eden and diaspora another dimension. You see how difficult some of the decisions such as who survived in Eden or diaspora and who where left to their own devices were made and the emotions and motivations behind them. Would I recommend reading it? Yes, this prequel novella is definitely an important part of the whole story. It's literally how the decline began! and Who was behind it. Would I read more in this series? Sadly there is no more books for me to read. I would definitely read a spin off novella, perhaps set a year or two down the line. Especially if it concerned the news that was revealed on the last page of Emergence. Cryptic I know but I am a "no spoiler" reviewer where ever possible! Would I read more books by Rachel E Fisher? Definitely! I love her style of writing and the pace of it too.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 11, 2012

    Read this as well as Eden's Root

    Great backstorie having read this it made reading Eden's Root a better storie

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