by Danny Lenihan
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Pub Date 21 Jun 2021 | Archive Date 28 Feb 2022
The year is 2250, and the evacuation has begun. A rogue planet is hurtling towards Earth, and mankind’s only hope is to escape on the Bertram Ramsay—an enormous space station built to accommodate nine million inhabitants and ensure the continuity of our species.
Jaxon Leith is one such inhabitant, and he’s about to enter Compression—a three month internment camp where he will train to live and work in space.
The Acolytes of Gaia have other ideas. A faceless, powerful group of zealots formed two centuries ago, who have infiltrated the upper echelons of governments and corporations around the world.
They will stop at nothing to destroy the Bertram, and condemn every living being on Earth in the process.
Jaxon is drawn in to a world of subterfuge, terrorism, espionage and murder, as he faces a ruthless, invisible killer in a race against time to save the human race from extinction.
5 Stars - 'Wonderfully written, fast-paced and deeply engaging, Rogue delivers a brilliant twist of a dystopian tale... highly recommended.'
5 Stars - "An incredibly well written, intimate and thorough novel from a future that, at times, seems not too far from this one."
5 Stars - "Cracking read. Well paced, race against time, who will do it thriller."
5 Stars - "A rip-roaring yarn of an imaginable future with characters that are superbly wrought."
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Average rating from 6 members
This was a really good book - I would recommend it to any sci-fi lover. I did enjoy that it was set in England, with recognisable places, but the book could be equally appreciated by those who live elsewhere.
I really hope that there is going to be a sequel - it looks like there will be, although there was no cliffhanger and the story nicely finished one chapter of the main character’s life.
I also did enjoy reading about and getting to know that character, Jaxon, who seemed realistic and believable. I enjoyed his reaction to the feminine attention, and it was a nice take on that side of things.
I am looking forward to the sequel and hope it will be just as good a read as this book was! A very well deserved five stars.
This was slightly different to the normal books I read, but enjoyed it a lot. At the heart was a murder mystery in a sealed environment, but very well done. The descriptions of the space station and craft, as well as the cities, was plausible and enhanced the main plot. I’d recommend it and would read any sequel.
This is an honest assessment based on a review copy provided by NetGalley. After it is revealed that a renegade planet is on its way to destroy Earth, humanity is plunged into disarray; in this moment of hopelessness, the world comes together to find a method to survive. The Bertram Ramsay emerges from it, a space station that will host humanity's chosen to ensure the species' existence. An opportunity to earn his way aboard is a miracle for Jaxon, and he's not going to squander it. Entering Compression, a specialized camp, each Crew member is prepared for not just what space has in store for them, but also their future tasks aboard the station. A known rogue organization has dispatched individuals to infiltrate the project trying to save humanity, as if being pushed physically and mentally wasn't enough. In a race against the clock, Jason must uncover the secrets of his fellow crew members in order to reveal the harmful plan. Rogue is a wonderful dystopian tale that is beautifully written, fast-paced, and intensely fascinating... definitely recommended.
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