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Paperback Details
  • 12/2020
  • 0578896087
  • 358 pages
  • $13.99
Audio Details
  • B09B896WFM
  • pages
  • $19.99
Tyler Edwards
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The Outlands
In the ruins of the world that was lies the city of Dios, a haven protected from the hostile environment known as The Outlands. Ruled by an oppressive Patriarch, the people of Dios are conditioned in fear. The smallest infraction could result in banishment to the Outlands, a fate worse than death. With his make-shift family of “Undesirables”, Jett Lasting struggles to find his place in a world where drawing attention to yourself can get you killed. His very existence is considered a crime. To survive, he must avoid guards, beggar gangs, and an ever-growing tension that could drag the whole city into chaos. Jett unwittingly becomes entwined in a plot to overthrow the government where his choices could lead to freedom or the death of everyone he’s ever known or cared about.
Reviews
The world that was...

The domed city of Dios is one of the supposed last five remaining cities on Earth in this action-packed dystopian debut from Tyler Edwards. The premise is reminiscent of similar franchises (a crossover of Hunger Games and Equilibrium came to mind) but it is the world-building and characterization that sets Edwards' work apart. The protagonist Jett Lasting has an origin tale that reminded me of a certain Gotham City billionaire, and it is through his eyes that we see a holy city on the edge of rebellion against the Patriarch who seek to keep the world from reverting back to one of individualism. It's a stark revelation that perhaps our own world isn't so far from the one which Edwards has created, and the feeling that anything can change in an instant remains right on the doorstep of the first in this promising new saga (trilogy?) filled with intrigue, bonds of friendship, betrayal, and a "MacGuffin" on par with the ending of The Force Awakens. Outlands is a brisk, fun read, and highly recommended!

Formats
Paperback Details
  • 12/2020
  • 0578896087
  • 358 pages
  • $13.99
Audio Details
  • B09B896WFM
  • pages
  • $19.99

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