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City of Cruelty and Copper (Temperance Era Book 1)

City of Cruelty and Copper (Temperance Era Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Rhiannon Paille

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Product Description

Nuclear warfare destroyed Earth, setting it off its axis. A group of survivors escaped to Antarctica, discovering a city under the permafrost. Fable Ketterling was thirteen when the bombs went off.

She was fifteen when she and her parents escaped.
She was fifteen when she found the fountain of youth.
She was fifteen when the fountain made her immortal.
She was the only one.

*novella serial, approx. 20k words*

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2624 KB
  • Print Length: 58 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00KMLC44M
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,156,734 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting concept. 10 July 2014
By Ashley Ferguson - Published on
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The premise behind this story is something that sounds so unique and has a lot of potential. Nuclear warfare destroying Earth, people living beneath the permafrost, a fountain of youth. All of those things should come together and make for one epic story that would be completely unforgettable.

And for the most part, I think it accomplishes that. I couldn't read this book fast enough, and I had so many questions that I wanted answered. Some of them were answered, but most were not. Which is fine, because this is only the first book in the series and (hopefully) the next part will be out sooner rather than later! I have to know what happens to Fable next.

The part that kind of threw this book off for me though was that the middle section was not from Fable's perspective. Instead, we're given a glimpse into what Temperance Day is like from the viewpoint of one of Fable's descendants. It was interesting, sure, but I'm not entirely convinced at this point that it was entirely necessary. Maybe if this was a full length book instead of a novella, and his character was developed a little bit more. I felt like it was an aside that only added a little bit of world-building and not much else.

I also thought that this whole this book could have been novel length instead of novella length, and that it was just missing a lot of information about the world and the characters. Sure, I sympathized with Fable and felt all of her emotions as if they were my own, but I just wanted more. I think this would be a really good series to read once it's all completed, and I would recommend it to fans of YA sci-fi and dystopian stories. I'll definitely be keeping an eye out of the next installment! 3/5
3.0 out of 5 stars Not bad for the beginning of a novel 13 Jun 2014
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I would have been very upset if I had paid full price for this. It fits into the novella category. I don't feel as if I had time to get to know the heroine. I also didn't understand why she stayed in the situation she was in. That being said, It's an interesting premise. I wish she had made the heroine older. 15 is just a little young even if she is immortal. Depending on the price, I might go on and read her next "chapter".
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow 6 Jun 2014
By Ginny - Published on
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Interesting plot twists in this short jaunt to a dystopia civilization more than 2000 years in the future. Looking forward to the next book in the series!
4.0 out of 5 stars Awesome 5 Jun 2014
By Jenna - Published on
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This is an awesome start to a series. I cant wait to read more about Fable. The whole idea behind this story is amazing. Its a different way of thinking about a post apocalyptic type world. I was extremely sad for the things Fable had to go through. Then towards the end that sadness turned to anger. I'm so ready for the next installment of the Temperance serious. I just have to know what happens next. Its worth reading! Plus its free right now. You cant beat that!
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4.0 out of 5 stars New and unique quick read 28 Jun 2014
By Russell Woods - Published on
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1st and foremost this is both a novella (shorter than a novel folks) and the 1st book in a series. That being said I really liked City of Cruelty and Copper. I got hooked on the idea(and what an original idea it is!), I want to know more about the past and what happened to the world, more about Fable and how and why she is doing what she does (don't want to spoil it), and I definitely wasn't satisfied with this being the only book released right now! It's hard to hook a reader on a series using only a short novella but Rhiannon Paille has done it. I can't wait for book 2!
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