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Irradiated (The Tunnel Trilogy Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

S. Elliot Brandis
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Book Description

Jade, a headstrong young woman, lives in an irradiated wasteland. She struggles each day to protect her younger sister Pearl, a sweet girl who was born mutated. Their life is tough, but Jade is determined to survive.

One day, Jade returns from a supply run and finds her sister missing. She knows one of two groups is to blame: the fascist society that lives underground, scorning the sun and all mutants, or a fellow scavenger on the surface, acting out of depravity or desperation.

Jade is willing to risk everything to save Pearl, including her own life and morals. With her gas mask fixed tight, and a heavy chain in hand, she sets off on a mission of vengeance. If she fails, Pearl will die.

IRRADIATED is the first novel in The Tunnel Trilogy. The sequels, DEGENERATED and ABERRATED are available now.

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    • Format: Kindle Edition
    • File Size: 3844 KB
    • Print Length: 160 pages
    • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
    • Publisher: Aberrant Minds Publishing (12 May 2014)
    • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
    • Language: English
    • ASIN: B00KAWN3ZM
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    • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
    • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
    • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #521,728 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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    3.0 out of 5 stars Unique Post Apocalyptic Tale 6 Aug. 2014
    Format:Kindle Edition
    A unique take on the post-apocalyptic world; part fantasy, part dystopian, part Grimm's fairy tales, but altogether original material in a genre that has become very popular and sometimes over saturated with the same type of story lines. The sun comes into play and is part of the story in a way that I never considered. In some ways like the cancerous effects of dioxin and other biochemical waste products.

    The story centers around Pearl. She is unique in several ways. She was born irradiated, with sucker caps that remind you of an octopus, pink skin and thin silver hair. Honestly, I wish this book came with pictures. Through the descriptions and my imagination filling in the blanks, I can only hope that what I felt many in the book looked like is close to how the author sees them.

    People are drawn to Pearl. Some are drawn to help her, some are drawn to use her for their own benefit in wiping out others. The one constant variable throughout the book is that her sister, Jade, would go to the ends of the world to save her. Jade, an old soul who has seen much in her years, still has the compassion for those that she knows have been done wrong but even than, will strike that person down fast and hard if she knows that they are part of why her sister was taken away.

    Being a huge fan of the dystopian/post-apocalyptic genre, I found it really hard to get through this book. Descriptions were murky, story lines were a bit over the top, parts of it having me think Lord of the Rings meets Firefly meets Farscape but minus space and spacecraft and overall it just felt disjointed. The story didn't flow very well, even with the change of POVs, but towards the end it all finally seemed to finally weave together and become much easier to follow.
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    Amazon.com: 4.2 out of 5 stars  45 reviews
    17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars Well-written but something was missing 14 Jun. 2014
    By Karyn Langhorne Folan - Published on Amazon.com
    Format:Kindle Edition
    First the disclaimer: I received a copy of Irradiated from StoryCartel.com in exchange for my honest review.

    This book was tough for me. I wanted to like it-- and there were aspects of it that were compelling for me--but on the whole I just couldn't quite enjoy it.

    I'm a huge fan of the post-apocalyptic/dystopian genre and enjoyed the author's vision of a desolate future with a poisoned, sun-baked atmosphere. The combination of the air quality and the sun's incessant rays cause mutations in children born to humans who have been over-exposed to them. These mutants--the irradiated--are usually killed. When Jade's younger sister Pearl is born irradiated their parents are killed and Jade and baby Pearl barely escape from the tunnels where humans live to avoid the sun and the killer air. On the surface, Jade has scrounged and scavenged to survive while raising Pearl. When Pearl is kidnapped, Jade sets on mission back into the tunnels beneath the city to find her.

    The story is narrated in shifting points of view between the two sisters. But at times the writing's lyrical quality detracted from the story's forward motion for me. I found the "Pearl" chapters much clearer and easier to read. I struggled mightily with the "Jade" chapters in spite of the many beautiful descriptions. After a while those descriptions overcame the action, knocked it to the ground and beat the crap out of it, leaving me, the reader, re-reading sections trying figure out what happened. The author also used the phrase "rose to her feet" enough times for me to notice it with annoyance. I mean, unless the character doesn't have feet, "she rose" should be sufficient to describe the action, right?

    In fairness, I'll admit I like my science fiction action-packed and page-turning--even when it is bleak, harrowing and shattering, like The Road. This approach to "Literary science fiction" was a stretch of the genre that probably speaks more to my own limits than the author's abilities. I'm willing to admit to being a philistine--or the swine before whom these pearls went unappreciated.

    Still, however, my honest review is that Irradiated, despite its descriptiveness, or perhaps because of it, was just okay for me.
    10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars Good Short Read 15 July 2014
    By Ashley - Published on Amazon.com
    Format:Kindle Edition
    I received this book from the author and Paranormal Romance and Author That Rock.
    Irradiated is a short scifi post-apocalypse novel.
    When Jade was given her baby sister and told to run and escape from the tunnels. Now thirteen years later, her sister Pearl is coming of age. Pearl has sucker caps on her arms and hands, her skin is coral pink and her dreams are filled with strange nightmares. Pearl doesn't understand these dreams but soon it becomes apparent that they mean something. Two groups of scavengers come after Pearl because of who she is, irradiated. Jade races to find her sister as Pearl struggles to survive against a dangerous enemy.
    It was an interest and unique story. Irradiated is unlike anything I've ever read. The overall story was good. It was written well and you could get a feel of what the new world was like. It was almost more poetic and descriptive. The characters where scavengers struggling to survive in a harsh world and it showed in their thoughts and actions. The best part was with the antagonist. I was hoping for more explanation of things but it was just enough combination of exciting elements of a story to making it intriguing.
    For fans of post-apocalypse thrillers looking for a short adventure will enjoy this book.
    I would rate this 3/3.5 fangs.
    10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
    3.0 out of 5 stars Unique But Murky Post Apocalyptic Tale 6 Aug. 2014
    By Word to Dreams aka Wonderwmn - Published on Amazon.com
    Format:Kindle Edition
    A unique take on the post-apocalyptic world; part fantasy, part dystopian, part Grimm's fairy tales, but altogether original material in a genre that has become very popular and sometimes over saturated with the same type of story lines. The sun comes into play and is part of the story in a way that I never considered. In some ways like the cancerous effects of dioxin and other biochemical waste products.

    The story centers around Pearl. She is unique in several ways. She was born irradiated, with sucker caps that remind you of an octopus, pink skin and thin silver hair. Honestly, I wish this book came with pictures. Through the descriptions and my imagination filling in the blanks, I can only hope that what I felt many in the book looked like is close to how the author sees them.

    People are drawn to Pearl. Some are drawn to help her, some are drawn to use her for their own benefit in wiping out others. The one constant variable throughout the book is that her sister, Jade, would go to the ends of the world to save her. Jade, an old soul who has seen much in her years, still has the compassion for those that she knows have been done wrong but even than, will strike that person down fast and hard if she knows that they are part of why her sister was taken away.

    Being a huge fan of the dystopian/post-apocalyptic genre, I found it really hard to get through this book. Descriptions were murky, story lines were a bit over the top, parts of it having me think Lord of the Rings meets Firefly meets Farscape but minus space and spacecraft and overall it just felt disjointed. The story didn't flow very well, even with the change of POVs, but towards the end it all finally seemed to finally weave together and become much easier to follow.

    I don't recommend this to mainstream dystopia readers, but I do to those readers who like a bit of quirkiness interjected. I think that this would be right up their alley and could spread like wildfire by them just by word of mouth. I honestly feel that this would be much better as a graphic novel than how it is presented. There's so much description needed and the people and settings ache to pounce from the written word and be seen in all it's grand tapestry.

    Having said all this, I will be following the author and will check out the further books in the tunnel trilogy. He has just scratched the surface in what can become an epic story. Just recently, the second book in the trilogy was released, Degenerated.
    10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
    4.0 out of 5 stars Desolation and Love under Brisbane's Sky 14 May 2014
    By Kenneth Mugi - Published on Amazon.com
    Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
    Irradiated is a novel about how far love and the need to survive will push people. Sometimes it makes them do terrible things, sometimes it spurns them into a charitable act they might not live to regret. Whatever the situation, Irradiated asks the reader questions. "How far would you go?" it queries. "Do you truly love your brother, your friend? Even at the brink of despair, will you push on, hatchet in hand?"

    S. Elliot Brandis provides no easy answers or simple characterisations. The residents inhabiting his world are fully developed, each with their own desires and goals. Although I didn't agree with all of them or their choices, I certainly understood their motivations and sympathised (as best as I could) with why they'd opted to travel that particular road. Simply put, Irradiated made me care. With sparse dialogue and well-developed set action pieces, I got to know everyone. Their hopes, dreams and fears. On that basis alone, I suggest picking up this novel.

    However, there's also S. Elliot Brandis' way with English. It's literary, yet also poetic. Every sentence falls into place, as if part of a magnificent tapestry drawn in constants and vowels. I didn't struggle reading this work and often found it difficult to put down even though I had work the next morning.

    Essentially, if you're looking to be challenged, or for a different take on the science fiction genre, then I'd highly recommend Irradiated. It's excellently written, flows beautifully and pulls you deep into the world created.

    Kenneth

    (Full Disclosure: I was one of the beta-readers for Irradiated before it was published.)
    3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars Irradiated is irresistable! 24 May 2014
    By Michael Patrick Hicks - Published on Amazon.com
    Format:Kindle Edition
    S. Elliot Brandis has a ridiculously strong command of prose and is utterly methodical in his deliberate word choice, using every word and turn of phrase for maximum impact. Descriptions are lively and on-point, and he’s able to crack up the evocative sense of place and nature to 11. He is, without fail, an awesome wordsmith and has fashioned an interesting cross-blend of science fiction and spaghetti western. Although we don’t learn much about the history of the wastelands his characters inhabit (what was the nature of the apocalypse – nuclear warfare, climate change, or some other mysterious societal collapse?), it’s a minor caveat. We don’t need to know, really, and the characters and their place in this altered, unfriendly environment is enough to satisfy in situ.

    His central characters, Jade and Pearl, are both strong and capable. His main antagonist, The Queen, is unequivocally bad, made worse by her own self-perceived good intentions.

    Brandis is clearly in his element with the post-apocalyptic genre, and he nimbly maneuvers through the ruins of Brisbane. Like Jade, he knows this dangerous terrain well. The story itself recalls other apocalyptic greats, and shares many similar thematic resonances of works like THE STAND and SWAN SONG, as well as the recent PlayStation 3 video-game THE LAST OF US. The conflict between the tunnel-dwelling remnants of humanity, and their fear of the irradiated may remind readers of HG Well’s infamous morlocks, although Brandis gives them a run for their money with his frightening, and fascinating, Shadows. If you enjoyed any of these other similar works, IRRADIATED will fit comfortably in your reading list and is well worth the time.
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