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The Community is your first responsibility as a Citizen. So says the First Edict of post-Reformation Sindra. Maribel is a new mother of twins in this bioengineered, telepathically networked society of comfort and safety, where the only relationship that matters is the one between a Citizen and her Community.
But Maribel is also a scientist, and scientists follow facts-wherever they lead. Her search for the truth awakens emotions in her she never knew existed, uncovers ancient powers long hidden in Sindra's history, and has the potential to destroy her Community.
A dying planet . . . A desperate parent . . . A daring plan . . . IRRADIANCE is the story of Maribel's choice.
My 3.75* Review-
Disclaimer: I received this book from the author in exchange for nothing more than an honest review. All opinions expressed in this review are mine are entirely my own.
Irradiance is set on a planet called Sindra in a distant solar system. People are genetically engineered and have been for many years; in order to enhance certain traits and eliminate others. Maribel is a scientist who has discovered something; and the government don't want citizens to find out. Maribel decides that she needs to provide this information to the other citizens regardless of the dangers to her or her family and friends if she does it.
Its a well written story with a good plot. There are some parts that are similiar to 1984, but David Burns has added some twists in order to make it his own and more unique to him. the writing is well paced/ The characters are believeable and well thought out. I liked the aspect of the characters communictaing telepathically through the crystals that have been implanted in their heads.
David Bruns has created a vivid and detailed world without feeling like he's been too descriptive. He has created some great characters too. The telepathic conversation is just as engaging as a verbal dialogue would be.
All in all this is another good book which I have enjoyed reading.
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About The Author-
David grew up on a small farm in the mountains of northeastern Pennsylvania. He got his undergraduate degree at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, and spent the next 6 years as an officer in the US Navy submarine force chasing the Russians at the end of the Cold War. After leaving the Navy, David spent the next few decades in the high-tech sector until he decided to chuck it all and start over as a writer.
A self-confessed travel junkie, he and his family have visited over two dozen different countries in Asia, North America and Europe. Today, he lives in the middle of the United States with his family.
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