What does it mean to be human?
Elijah Brighton is the face of the Human Resistance Movement. He's the Olympic-level painter who refused an offer of immortality from the ascenders-the human/machine hybrids who run the world-in solidarity with the legacy humans who will never get a chance to live forever.
Too bad it's all a complicated web of lies.
Worse, Eli's not even entirely human. Few know about the ascenders' genetic experiments that left him... different. Fewer know about the unearthly fugue state that creates his transcendent art-as well as a bridge that lets him speak to the dead. But the Resistance is the one place he can hide from the ascender who knows everything the fugue can do. Because if Marcus finds him, he'll either use Eli for his own nefarious purposes... or destroy him once and for all.
The Duality Bridge is the second book in the Singularity series and the sequel to The Legacy Human. This thrilling new young adult science fiction series explores the intersection of mind, body, and soul in a post-Singularity world.
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An amazing story.
audio version. This continued seamlessly, it still has teen angst and a little crushing but it's not so much as in the first book. I couldn't stop listening I cleaned all day yesterday listening to it. The narration really brings the story to life. This audiobook was given to me for free at my request from the publisher or author or narrator and I provided this voluntary review. Reasons I enjoyed this book: Action-packedEasy-to-readEntertainingGreat world buildingOriginalPage-turnerWhimsicalWonderful characters
Elijah "Eli" Brighton must understand the fugue state he goes into fast before it's used against him in Susan Kaye Quinn's The Duality Bridge. This book picks up not long after The Legacy Human left off. Eli has a difficult task at hand, and he's very uncertain where he fits in his world from the things he learned in the previous book. His situation grows more dire by the minute. I enjoyed Eli's growth as well as Kamali, who really shined in this book. She's a fierce young woman. I feel like we've still only grasped a tiny bit of the magnificent future world Quinn has created. Quinn has crafted a tense plot that makes a reader want to speed through the pages to find out what will happen next. If you're looking for a book that will simultaneously make you think as well as care about the characters and world, then look no further than Susan Kaye Quinn's The Duality Bridge.
: 4.5 stars---THE DUALITY BRIDGE is the second installment in Susan Kaye Quinn’s young adult, sci-fi Singularity dystopian series focusing on the merging of mind, body and soul with the technology of the future. BACKGROUND: The ‘Singularity’ resulted in most of the world’s population transforming themselves into a hybrid known as the Ascended, the few remaining humans become what is known as the Legacy-the true descendants of humankind. Told from first person point of view –seventeen year old Elijah Brighton-THE DUALITY BRIDGE is the continuing struggles of man versus hybrid machines, and the battle for control of the power and the collective mind. Our hero Elijah is more than just the face of the Human Resistance Movement, he is believed to be the ONE sent to save the world, but Elijah is more than the sum of his mother’s DNA-Elijah is a genetic experiment whose powers are slowly being revealed. THE DUALITY BRIDGE is a storyline awash in familiar sci-fi and dystopian scenarios found in The Hunger Games, Divergent, and a little bit of the Matrix and Star Trek cyborg nanobyte technology. But THE DUALITY BRIDGE also takes a close look a God and spirituality; a system of belief wherein the sum of all that is human is found in the souls of mankind, and with it the possibility that the ascended have lost their souls when they opted for immortality and life ever after. There are definitive cult-like scenarios both in and out of the collective mind; and the promise of forever for those who worship at the altar of the ascended. THE DUALITY BRIDGE has a large ensemble cast of characters that continuously loop between reality and the fugue. The premise is a study in philosophical, psychological and transcendental assumptions, knowledge and understanding-even the Dhali Lama pontificates about man, technology and the otherness. The world building is a movie set for the mind. Elijah Brighton is the BRIDGE-the Duality-the ONE-foretold to be the savior of the world-Susan Kaye Quinn’s mind knows no boundary as it takes the reader into a future where man is no longer in control.