Would you sacrifice your humanity to save mankind?
IT’S THE YEAR 2828, and Domus is the last remaining country. Divided into twelve walled cities known as genuses, Domus spans what’s known as the purist lands—lands unaffected by the genetic modifications that killed all other species of mammals. But outside the walls of each genus the Immundus threaten the welfare of those within. From a young age, all citizens of Domus are trained for combat against these intruders.
At sixteen, Nia Luna knows little of the Immundus, except for the citywide alarms that ring any time an Immundus nears the genus walls. What she does know is that her own species is dying—their numbers dwindling as a mysterious disease called allagine kills many before their eleventh birthday. The same disease that ravaged her family when it took her sister.
When Nia is recruited into Genesis, a research company pioneering the path to a cure, she knows that her dream to find a cure for allagine is finally within her grasp. But within weeks of starting at Genesis, Nia witnesses something she shouldn’t have—something that changes everything. As she sets down a dangerous path that uncovers national secrets, Nia will have to decide not only what kind of person she wants to be but also how far she’s willing to go to save humanity.
|Publisher:||Odolf Mingan Publishing|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.47(d)|
|Age Range:||13 - 18 Years|
About the Author
Aside from writing, I work full-time and some semesters I also teach at a local community college in Visalia, California, where I now live. When I'm not working, I enjoy writing, reading, watching TV, and spending time with my husband and pets (cat-Smokey, dog-Princess).
The Immundus is my debut novel.
Table of Contents
PART ONE - IN THE BEGINNING THERE WAS DARKNESS
Chapter One - Colosseum
Chapter Two - Spero
Chapter Three - School
Chapter Four - Recruitment
Chapter Five - Animal Museum
Chapter Six - Genesis
Chapter Seven - Frank's Hotspot
Chapter Eight - Interrogation
Chapter Nine - Changes
PART TWO - AND THEN THERE WAS LIGHT
Chapter Ten - Immundus
Chapter Eleven - Trust
Chapter Twelve - Kashmir and Kafira
Chapter Thirteen - Confessions
Chapter Fourteen - Fiducia
Chapter Fifteen - Attempt
PART THREE - AND THE LIGHT WAS DIVIDED FROM THE DARK
Chapter Sixteen - Freedom Plan
Chapter Seventeen - Chuck
Chapter Eighteen - Rescue
Chapter Nineteen - Exodus
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Who draws the line on science? What would be considered moral and immoral when the fate of a species is on the line? If you had a chance to save the survival of humanity, but you didn't have access to all of the facts--how would that affect your mission? How would that affect the outcome? Enquist has an enthralling debut novel, one that readers won't want to put down until the very last page. Nia Luna is alone in the world, with the exception of a father who works too much and her circle of friends. When the last day of school comes around, they know that they will be tasked with the job that will take them away from their circle. In the year 2828, the world has drastically changed to leave almost nothing up to chance...except for a disease outbreak that attacks children before their eleventh birthday. What is the cause? Is there a cure? Does it have anything to do with the Immundus who live outside of the twelve genuses? With numbers steadily dwindling, Nia goes into her apprenticeship with Genesis with confidence, happy to dedicate her life to finding the cure for this deadly disease and work with her father. Genesis is not what it seems though; there are too many secrets and then she sees something with another apprentice that she isn't supposed to see. What would they need to hide? After certain events lead up to the escalation of Nia's apprenticeship, she knows that something is not right and she is determined to find out why. Knowing that she has placed a target on her back, Nia starts to feel like she is in more danger inside of the genus walls than outside roaming with the Immundus. Enquist has developed and intriguing world, one shrouded with mystery and futuristic wonders. The character development in this story is superb and the pace is steady throughout the read. For this being the author’s debut novel, she really nailed it. The words are beautifully written and the scenes are nice and vivid, allowing the reader to see and feel the characters and their passion for life. If you are a reader of science fiction, young adult, and dystopian, this may be perfect for you. This book was provided to Turning Another Page by Loving the Book and in no way affects the honesty of this review. We provide a five-star rating for The Immundus by Christina Enquist.
Science Fiction-192 pages Excellent futuristic tale of a horrible disease that might bring on the end of life. Earth’s population has dwindled drastically and scientists are working feverishly to find the cure. Nia becomes an apprentice upon graduation and goes to work at Genesis, a lab dedicated to finding the cure. One of the scientists that works there is her own father. He informs her the disease was caused by their ancestors. Her relationship with her father is already strained and becomes more so as she makes a discovery. The disease causes homo sapiens to disfigure and the disfigurement creates what they deem homo immundus. Nia’s discovery causes her to question if it is indeed a disease or if it may just be the evolution of mankind. I enjoyed the story.