The world is ready to be reborn…
Protected by the Church for four hundred years, the people of the City are the last of humanity—or so they thought. Echo Hunter 367, made to be faithful to the Church and its Saint at all costs, embarks on what she’s sure is a suicide mission into the harsh desert beyond the City. Then, at the end of all hope, she stumbles on a miracle: another enclave of survivors, a lush, peaceful sanctuary completely opposite of anything Echo has ever known.
But the Preserve has dark secrets of its own, and uncovering them may cost Echo more than just her life. She fears her discoveries will trigger a final, disastrous war. But if Echo can stop the Church and Preservers from destroying each other, she might have a chance to achieve her most impossible dream—saving the woman she loves.
“Echo Hunter 367 may be a clone and callous killer, but she’s one with true heart and soul. Regeneration is a thrilling conclusion to Berg’s dystopia duology.”
— Beth Cato, author of The Clockwork Dagger series
“Regeneration by Stacey Berg is a paean to resistance, hope, and love, a Canticle for Leibowitz that passes the Bechdel Test and then some. This post-apocalyptic clash of values and technology demonstrates beautifully that physical bravery can only take you so far; real change only happens when we have the courage to listen.”
— Nicola Griffith, author of Hild
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About the Author
Stacey Berg is a medical researcher who writes speculative fiction. Her work as a physician-scientist provides the inspiration for many of her stories. She lives with her wife in Houston and is a member of the Writers’ League of Texas. When she’s not writing, she practices kung fu and runs half marathons.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
A thoughtful look to the future,and how humane nature just doesn't change but with an incredible love story to ponder over. Thank you Stacey.
Echo Hunter 367 is a clone that has been sent out past the furthest reaches of the Church and although she thinks this has become a suicide mission she finds another community. This community seems to be better off than her current one with its clean water and green grass. But things are not always better on the other side of the fence. No matter what happens, she does still have a mission from the Church. But she sees a possible way to help the woman she loves. This is the second book in a duology and I do recommend reading Dissension, book one first. I was not completely lost but I think it would have helped reading Regeneration. I loved this world and how it was described. It appeals to the dystopian lover in me. Echo is not really a hero and is hard to even really like her. She was created to follow orders and not care about the people yet she has someone she loves and is trying to do everything that she can to take care of her. It made following her hard since how can she have no regard for people as a whole yet be willing to do anything for her lover. I love the whole dynamics of the community. You have those that are willing to accept Echo and others that are weary of her. You also have a group of people that has done what they can to survive and it gives them a different outlook. This is a really good story. I didn’t expect the ending and I still don’t think I like it. But I am interested enough to purchase the first book in this series to figure out what I missed. I received Regeneration from Providence Book Promotions for free. This has in no way influenced my opinion of this book.