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  • 09/2015
  • 9780991345328
  • 734 pages
  • $24.50
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  • 09/2015
  • 9780991345335 B011AHP1CS
  • 346 pages
  • $4.99
Elements: The Biodome Chronicles #2
New Eden Township is more than a dungeon for Fillion Nichols. The medieval biodome community, where Fillion is serving time, is a birthright that torments his life and threatens his future. Sealed inside the experimental Mars colony, there is no escape from anyone, especially the young woman who has haunted his thoughts for nearly six years. To preserve his sanity, he focuses on one goal - decoding the mystery behind the Watson deaths. It is a mission that shatters his distorted perceptions of reality and helps rebuild the fractured elements of his life. Meanwhile, to prove his worth to the Daughter of Earth, a young nobleman ventures beyond the walls of the biodome and experiences the Outside world for the first time. But his quest takes an unpredictable turn when he meets Lynden Nichols and Mack Ferguson, who draw him into their world - a community also confined and isolated by society. The Anime Tech Movement's computer underground is far from the rustic, honorable life the young nobleman knows. Yet, he discovers familiar elements within the high tech subculture that may sustain the home he left behind. As worlds converge, each young man faces a choice that will affect the survival of an entire community. And to save the generation they fight for, both men must defy the boundaries of everything they know. Youth cultures collide as The Biodome Chronicles continues in a compelling quest for truth, forging an unforgettable story rich in mystery, betrayal and love.
Reviews
Selah J. Tay-Song, Award-Winning Author of "Dream of a Vast Blue Cavern"

Jesikah Sundin's first novel, Legacy, was like a rich dessert to be savored slowly. Its sequel, Elements, is no less sweet or delicious, but pulled me through the pages as quickly as a child gulping up ice-cream. 

In Legacy we were introduced to the world of the Biodome with hints and glimmers of the outside world of the mid 21st century. In Elements, both worlds are woven together as characters from each explore what are to them foreign landscapes. The landscapes of the Biodome are luscious and enticing! As a lover of conservatories and greenhouses of any kind I was drawn in immediately by the idea of an enclosed Eden. Meanwhile, in the gritty outer world, unemployment abounds and disillusionment and social disconnection reign. Elements presents the most thoughtful, realistic vision of the near future I have seen in this genre so far. 

A master of theme, Sundin winds rich symbolism throughout her plot like ivy. Everything is significant and interrelated, from the trees, to the fish tank in a character's room, to the quotes heading the chapters. When you read this book, prepare to be stimulated as well as entertained. Elements is a feast for the intelligent reader; it provokes all kinds of philosophical questions. The simple story holds a multitude of ideas within its petals; the reader who looks deeper will see them.

Elements is part murder mystery, part romance, part fantasy, part science fiction, part eco-punk, but the mix never feels contrived; Sundin blends these genres seamlessly. The characters are iconic and come to life on the page. They feel like real friends. I have a crush on pretty much every male character in this book. Except Hanley, Ewww! But especially Coal. Oui, Oui, speak French to me, please . . . The women of the biodome are strong as well as elegant, while the ones we get to know in the outside world are necessarily tough--but good-hearted. 

I have one complaint about Elements: It ended. I hope Sundin produces the next book soon, because I for one will be waiting with bated breath!

Formats
Paperback Book Details
  • 09/2015
  • 9780991345328
  • 734 pages
  • $24.50
Open Ebook Ebook Details
  • 09/2015
  • 9780991345335 B011AHP1CS
  • 346 pages
  • $4.99

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