In the second book of this adult science-fiction thriller, a young immigrant woman, from Colony Three, becomes an outcast within Eden’s class system but decides to retaliate, and she aims to recruit Randal Scott, one of the colonies’ liberators, into a social-justice organization involved in a shadow war against bigoted extremists.
Able to be enjoyed as a standalone story, this book is the perfect introduction for newcomers to the Wars of the New Humanity series, and it provides new thrills for returning readers.
What is the journey of a lottery beneficiary, a colony immigrant, like? What happens when an immigrant is transplanted on Eden, the utopian motherworld of humanity’s intergalactic republic, with hopes and dreams only to find themselves still marginalized by a class system? Akane Sugimori, a nineteen-year-old immigrant, found out, suffering through one tragedy after another.
Akane fortunately survived the hardships of Eden’s class system and now attempts to recruit Randal Scott, one of the colonies’ liberators, into a social-justice organization fighting for immigrant equality. Randy seems to be the perfect prospect, now finding himself a pariah among his brothers and sisters-in-arms since siding with the Coalition and taking part in the Battle of the Quad. But Randy discovers there’s more to this organization than meets the eye, as he becomes entangled in a violent shadow war that may have a seismic impact on the New Humanity’s future.
Republic Under Siege: Threat from Within sees the return of Randal Scott and Stacie Spencer and welcomes newcomer Akane Sugimori, a headstrong Asian female character, to the Wars of the New Humanity series!
This emotional, edge-of-your-seat science-fiction technothriller will appeal to fans of N.E. Davenport, David Weber, Django Wexler, and W.C. Bauers, or simply readers looking to have a darn good time!
"The second book in the sci-fi series Wars of the New Humanity combines elements of thriller, social inspection, and sci-fi to produce a riveting, refreshingly original story . . . packed with moment-by-moment reactions to pain, surprising twists and turns, and journeys towards healing and revised destinies. It will attract a wide age range, from young adult to adult readers."
"Memorable characters, passionate prose, riveting action, graphic combat scenes, and steamy romance make this technothriller a standout read for new adult audiences. Brooks deftly explores social justice themes related to misogyny, racism, classism, and the balance between revolutionary ideals and maintaining functioning governmental systems while keeping his audience thoroughly entertained with the characters' intertwined conflicts, romantic liaisons, and destinies."
"Michael J. Brooks is a show and tell writer, which I could see right from the beginning of the story, as the scenes were so vivid. Through this story, Michael J. Brooks reminds us that there are consequences to the choices we make and that we can fit in somewhere, no matter who we are or where we come from."
"The writer [Michael J. Brooks] excels in describing the resilience of the oppressed. Republic Under Siege: Threat from Within is one of the best sci-thrillers that I have read. It is a well-written and awesome book full of action and unpredictability. I recommend others to buy a copy."
"Thoroughly captivating, ingenious, and full of heart-pounding tension. Brooks has created a richly imagined world . . . The riveting storyline, plus plenty of jaw-dropping action scenes, keep readers on the edge of their seats. Solid and addictive; a SF thriller done right."
Republic Under Siege was awarded the Top Choice Award by the LitPick community.