The 13th Continuum: The Continuum Trilogy, Book 1

The 13th Continuum: The Continuum Trilogy, Book 1

by Jennifer Brody

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781681622569
Publisher: Turner Publishing Company
Publication date: 04/19/2016
Series: Continuum Trilogy , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 1 MB
Age Range: 12 - 18 Years

About the Author

Jennifer Brody lives and writes in Los Angeles. After graduating from Harvard University, she began her career in feature film development. Highlights include working at New Line Cinema on many projects, including The Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Golden Compass, and Love In The Time of Cholera. She’s a member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. She also founded and runs BookPod, a social media platform for authors with hundreds of members. This is her first book.

Table of Contents

Chapter 0 The Doom 1

Part I Post Doom 17

Excerpts from the Journal of President Elijah Wade 19

Records of the Government of the Thirteenth Continuum 21

Chapter 1 No Dissenters 25

Chapter 2 The Engineer's Daughter 29

Chapter 3 The First Warning 37

Chapter 4 Teach You a Lesson 43

Chapter 5 The Sentencing 53

Chapter 6 The Trial 61

Chapter 7 The Animus Machine 69

Chapter 8 The Heathens 79

Part II The Return From Exile 89

The Second Continuum 91

Chapter 9 No Mercy in the Face of Weakness 93

Chapter 10 The Secret Room 105

Chapter 11 Stern's Quest 113

Chapter 12 Invasion of Privacy 119

Chapter 13 Possibilities 129

Chapter 14 Contraband 135

Chapter 15 No One Is Safe 141

Chapter 16 The Clinic 145

Chapter 17 Just Ask the Computer 153

Chapter 18 The Order of the Foundry 161

Chapter 19 It's Better If You Stink 167

Part III The Beacons 181

Chapter 20 Relations of Heathens 183

Chapter 21 Enemies Closer 185

Chapter 22 The Red Planet 195

Chapter 23 The Initium Ceremony 205

Chapter 24 Midnight Intruders 215

Chapter 25 Collateral Damage 217

Chapter 26 The Communis Store 225

Chapter 27 The Least Among You 235

Part IV Aeternus Eternus 245

Chapter 28 The World That Was 247

Chapter 29 A Blessed Gift 249

Chapter 30 Recreation 257

Chapter 31 Malfunction 259

Chapter 32 Two Names 269

Chapter 33 Til Death Do Us Part 271

Chapter 34 Only the Strongest Shall Lead Us 277

Chapter 35 The Dream That Was Not a Dream 283

Chapter 36 Bonded 289

Chapter 37 A Rare Visitor 301

Chapter 38 The Waiting 305

Chapter 39 The Penitentiary 317

Part V The Surface 320

Chapter 40 A Duel to the Death 331

Chapter 41 Deliverance or Oblivion 337

Chapter 42 Dirty Tricks 347

Chapter 43 Kill Them AH 355

Chapter 44 Interference 365

Chapter 45 The Midnight Zone 375

Chapter 46 Marooned 385

Epilogue: The Door in the Wall 397

Acknowledgments 401

About the Author 403

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The 13th Continuum: The Continuum Trilogy, Book 1 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
April Duncan More than 1 year ago
Some of my fondest memories involve a library, a book, and a tree. The library, guardian of the most precious of treasures, called to me every weekend. I explored its maze of shelves in search of the next fantastic book that would ferry my imagination to other worlds. Once I found that book, paper chest holding adventure and mystery, I reverently whisked it away into the boughs of one of my favorite trees. There, snuggled into the tree’s embrace, I lost myself in deliciously crafted words. On rare occasion, I still climb into the branches of a welcoming tree to read, but only if a book invokes those memories in me. “The 13th Continuum” by Jennifer Brody transported me back to those days for many reasons: Begin with the dire subject matter acutely relevant to our present and future young adults. Move on to the sweeping epic that houses it. Meet the brave youth who must shoulder an impossible responsibility. Discover secrets hidden a millennium ago before time runs out. Explore the unknown with only wits and determination. Find hope against all odds. Jennifer Brody’s writing challenges young adult readers to expand their vocabulary and knowledge, while still being approachable and engaging. Everyone will find a character they can relate to, because the author conceived of them with an open mind and heart from the inside out. The book’s plotline never waivers in creating the appropriate tension and pace, driving the audience to claw for the next page. The opening chapter will capture their attention and hold it rapt as they realize they will be facing their greatest fear. The closing chapter will leave them wringing their hands and pleading for more. Yes, this book made me climb a tree. My only consolation now that I’ve finished it is there are two more!
tiff76 More than 1 year ago
I loved this first entry into the Continuum series. If you're a dystopian lover this a must read and every bit as good as The Hunger Games and Divergent. The world building is utterly compelling and unique and the characters are ones you can easily root for. The pacing never lags and I ALWAYS wanted to keep reading! The ending was fulfilling while leaving me aching for more. Bring on the sequel!
Candace-LoveyDoveyBooks More than 1 year ago
At first glance, The 13th Continuum sounds like a story that's about to take readers through the ring of the gods and right into an interplanetary adventure. Instead, Jennifer Brody debuted a novel that tells about humankind surviving a cataclysmic event and the future generation's desire to return home. The 13th Continuum is equal parts Ruby's Song and The 100 and I can't get enough of it! Brody quickly and efficiently sets the stage for the novel in the opening chapters. Readers get a taste of the time before the Doom, and the life of the Founders of the continuums Post Doom. The world-building isn't long and complicated which easily makes this a YA read for teens who may not already enjoy science fiction. Though the pace of the novel is quite fast, the plot does not lack in structure or fluidity. Brody hits all the right points that one would expect from this type of light science fiction/post-apocalyptic novel and leaves readers ready to dive into even more adventure. The one aspect of the novel that sometimes took me out of the story is the voice of the narrator, which seems to bleed into the dialogue. For the majority of the novel, readers are viewing the story from the perspective of sixteen year old Myra Jackson and Captain Aero Wright. Both have distinctly different upbringings, but somehow have very similar voices. As for the dialogue, sometimes the main group of young characters sound too wise beyond their years or super positive in an unrealistic manner. Other times they all sound similar and not very distinct from one another or the actual adults in the story. It doesn't completely detract from the novel, but so many times I wondered why these characters aren't more developed. What drew me to this series was the promise of adventure, and Jennifer Brody delivers it in spades. The sequel, Return of the Continuums, is bound to be filled with more glimpses of the Post Doom world, more action, and more page turning surprises! Originally posted on Lovey Dovey Books
BuriedUnderBooks More than 1 year ago
Anyone who visits Buried Under Books on a fairly regular basis knows that I have a fondness for post-apocalyptic and/or dystopian fiction. I haven't read any in a while, more than a month, so I was was quite happy when the opportunity to review The 13th Continuum came along and, in most ways, Ms. Brody didn't let me down. Worldbuilding is a crucial component of any science fiction and, in particular, this kind of book and I did think it was just slightly lacking here but not by much. The truth is I haven't found more than a few books that have truly incredible worldbuilding so I've come to a place of contentment when enough is provided to give me a sense of place and the people and the reason(s) for how society has gotten to the state it's in. This author has devoted a lot of time, thought and effort towards creating a future that's very credible. What we find here is that, although this is a future time and life as we know it today has changed a great deal, the characteristics that make up humanity haven't changed all that much. The best part of that is that I found it easy to connect with Myra and Aero, two characters who are so believably drawn that they're almost here in the flesh. Tinker and other secondary players, even their adversaries, are just as vivid. The story here is complex, highly entertaining, thought-provoking and as intriguing as any I've read in quite a while. I hope that word of this book will spread widely throughout the young adult market, as well as adult, because it's such a shining example of how good science fiction really can be when it's done right. The next book, Return of the Continuums, will be out in November, not nearly soon enough for this reader who wants to know what will happen next.