Rift (The Rift Saga, #1)

Rift (The Rift Saga, #1)

by Andreas Christensen

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Rift (The Rift Saga, #1) by Andreas Christensen

RIFT - The new dystopian trilogy book 1 from the author of the Exodus Trilogy.



The RIFT Saga begins here.

In the ruins of what was once North America lays the Covenant, a nation forged by the iron will of the Moon people, who descended from their dusty refuge on the Moon after the Fall. The Moon people are wealthy, ruled by a strong government who protects its citizens from the dangers from outside their borders. Their greatest achievement is having learned the secret of immortality, and every citizen has the opportunity to live nearly forever if they choose to, a life of riches and abundance.

The English are the descendants of the original inhabitants of this place, and they live very different lives from that of the Moon people. They only live to serve the greater good, and citizenship is something few have the opportunity to earn. At the age of fifty all non-citizens are subjected to mandatory euthanasia. In order to maintain a sustainable society, they are told.

Every year a number of girls and boys at the age of eighteen are selected for Service to the State. The brightest and most talented are sent to become Students. The strong, the fighters and the athletes become Janissaries, a band of soldiers protecting the northern border from the enemies of the Covenant. The Wardens, a secretive organization known to operate far to the west, near the Rift, which makes up the border to the wastelands, sometimes choses one or two initiates, but nobody knows what becomes of them. And then there is the Corpus, where the whip rules and backs are bent.

Those who complete their Service, may become citizens. And although they will never be equal to the Moon people, they will have access to all the riches and opportunities granted by the Covenant leadership to its citizens.

As Sue is nearing Selection Day, she secretly hopes to be chosen, despite having to leave her mother and brother behind. She doesn't crave glory or wealth though. A man or woman with citizen status can do a lot of good, and although few return to their home towns, Sue hopes to return to give her family a better life on the other side of Service.

But the Covenant is rotten to the core, and as she begins to learn its secrets, Sue must question everything she has always taken for granted. Soon she will find herself in dire peril, for she has seen the truth and there will be no turning back after that...

This science fiction dystopian is set more than two centuries after the events of Exodus, in a future dystopian society forged from the ashes of global disaster.

"Mr. Christensen has absolutely found his genre, and I hope he keeps the stories coming!"

Product Details

BN ID: 2940152213850
Publisher: Andreas Christensen
Publication date: 05/29/2015
Series: Rift Saga Series , #1
Sold by: Draft2Digital
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 2,216
File size: 317 KB

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Rift (The Rift Saga, #1) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 32 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Being an older woman I have learned to enjoy these new Sci FYI series. This series is in the same vein as the Divergent books but stands alone as its own story of a futuristic world controlled by people from the Moon. I enjoyed this first book and look forward to the rest of the series as I've become enamored with the characters!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really enjoyed this book. Can't wait to start reading the next one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book about perception and dystopian societies. Looking forward to reading the next one to see where the story line will go.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's interesting, sort of a end of the world story with a scyfy twist but on the more realistic side. It's definitely different but in a good way. An engaging page turner. I'll have to finish the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved every minute I spent with this story. In fact, I read it from cover to cover in one sitting. Bravo!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you like apocalyptic, end of the world, mixed with syfi and mystery. You'll love this book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Although i would consider this too short to be a novel, it sets the stage for a great series of books.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read on a lazy afternoon
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read! And boy, did I need this after reading several flops. Very interesting and unique story premise and top shelf story telling. Kudos and thanks! DMB
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
But it seems to be going in a very predictable direction. I will read the second one and hope i am wrong.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Looking forward to reading rest of sries
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love it! Please continue to write!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The storyline surrounding a future utopia for some, but a measly, limited existance for most seems to fit where this country is headed.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
While a little forced at times, this novel tells a plausible story. After all, history is rarely seen from the losers' standpoint. Very well written. I hope the other books in the series bring as much reading enjoyment.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed it all. Looking forward to more by this author
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very interesting book I am curious about the next one
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It was I guess a starter book it was fast paced but a little short I liked the characters and the ideas nice change of pace
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book kept my interest and I liked the characters
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good start to a potentially great story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this story and look forward to the next book in the series. It moved along well and made want to read further to find out what happens next. There are also elements of the storyline that are new and original. A pleasure to read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really keeps your attention
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read the first book in two hours fast and great to read I am looking forward to the second book. I found an new author to add to my list
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fast paced, exciting, and unexpected twists and discoveries. Definitely getting the next two in this series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have 1 more book in this series . I can't wait . I know that is where all the action will be . This series is an offshoot of the Exodus Trilogy . Which I have read and would recommend . This series is what happened back on Earth after suffers a catastrophic collision . Good read .