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The Colonists: Book 2 of The Movement Trilogy

The Colonists: Book 2 of The Movement Trilogy [Kindle Edition]

Jason Gurley
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"Jason Gurley will be a household name one day." – Hugh Howey

Book 2 of The Movement Trilogy

Earth has become an artifact of history. Children are no longer taught that it is the birthplace of mankind. For them, history begins with the Citadel, the enormous institution that governs the system with a heavy, vicious fist.

Three hundred years have passed since the events of Book 1. The Machine class, oppressed and broken, has scattered throughout the system, building outposts and colonies on every surface they can find. They rely upon the Onyx class, the privileged ones, for sustenance.

But the most brutal attack in human history relights the fuse of war between the two classes, and rebellions break out on every moon, planet and rock between Earth and the stars. And somewhere in the chaos, Tasneem Kyoh and David Dewbury still fight for mankind's future... a new Earth, and a new beginning.

The Colonists, the second title in Jason Gurley's Movement Trilogy, continues the epic story of humanity's greatest struggle, and its desperate battle with its most powerful enemy: itself.

About the Author

Jason Gurley is the author of Greatfall, The Man Who Ended the World, The Settlers, The Colonists and Eleanor. Born in the squelchy bogs of Texas, then raised in the icy caves of Alaska, he relied on his imagination to keep him warm and dry. As a result, he firmly believes that Superman isn't Superman if he's not wearing red undies, and that Darryl Strawberry had the sweetest swing of all time. He may be the only man alive who believes both, and that's okay. Jason lives in Oregon with his family, and is a creative director in Portland. He can be found online at, and, and probably a few dozen other places, if you look hard enough.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars 2 July 2014
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1.0 out of 5 stars Missing punctuation makes this horrible to read 27 Mar 2013
By Denny
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Specifically, the quote marks are missing from around all the speech. It makes the story very hard to read - it feels really monotonous in your head, and you keep missing the pacing of sentences of dialogue. I gave up after a few chapters.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great futuristic book! 22 April 2013
By Selisngrove Area School District - Published on
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I really enjoyed this book! I couldn't put it down! It was the second book in The Movement Trilogy (first book is The Settlers). It was interesting to see how the future of the Earth on space stations evolved and life was really not any better, probably worse in many ways like never being able to touch grass or the ocean or dirt. I really enjoyed all the characters like Tasneem Kyoh and David Dewbury and to see what happened to them from the first book. I am excited to read the final book "The Travelers" when it comes out in the fall of 2013. Very interesting series! You will not be disappointed!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good story, but a little slow at time. Lack of punctuation distracting 4 Jan 2014
By TJ - Published on
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The story is interesting if a little slow at times and it skips around a lot. I read these two books one after the other as neither is very long and they have kind of joined together in my mind as they could easily have been one book with Parts 1 and 2. So I'm just going to review them in that manner as well. Tasneem Kyoh and David Dewbury are the characters that tie this story together through all the skipping around as they are the only two around for the 500 years covered in these two stories.

The writing style was peculiar in that the author chose not to use quotation marks for dialogue in either book. I don't know if he was trying to save ink on his printer or what, but I found it somewhat annoying while reading. I can't think of any reason to choose to write dialogue without proper punctuation unless perhaps quotation marks have committed some horrible crime in the future and have been outlawed. On the whole it was distracting to me as a reader. I would have given it a 4 if this had not been so.

Nevertheless, once I got past the grammar the story was really pretty well done and I found it interesting. In the first part, The Settlers, humans are fleeing Earth to live in orbital space stations constructed to save the population from the greed and lack of foresight humankind has shown which has resulted in the planet's weather, volcanoes, etc. being destabilized to such a point that it's becoming unsafe to live on the planet. Having just been saved from certain death on the planet below that has been destroyed at their hands they are more willing to pull together to try to make a go of continuing the species.

By the time we move to the second part of the story, The Colonists, humankind is once again suffering under greed and corruption from those who feel obligated to try to control others in a totalitarian state where the Onyx class lords over the Machine class. People are mad and revolution is in the wind (or the air filtration systems as the case may be). I just watched Elysium the other day so it is difficult not to draw a comparison between the two story lines.

All in all the story itself was good and I was pretty interested. As I mentioned above, I would have given these a 4 if not for the distraction of the improper punctuation or lack thereof.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Once you get past the punctuation, a good continuation. 4 July 2013
By Tenchi in DC - Published on
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Bought and finished this book in 24 hrs. It was a great read continuing the story arc of the author. There is also a great plot twist / development that will be fleshed out in the third book. However, the dialog style continues to distract from this story as well as the level of brevity choosen by the author.
4.0 out of 5 stars A fabulous book in line with the true sci-fi genre. 26 Aug 2014
By Pavarti - Published on
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A fabulous book in line with the true sci-fi genre. I thoroughly enjoyed continuing to read the arc of this story. It's very cleaver that Mr. Gurley isn't just telling the story of one person/life but the story of the human race. The only reason this isn't 5 stars is because I had a hard time believing the reason the SOMA didn't kill Tasneem. The science just wasn't there and the reason too vague. It was surprising to see that considering how well thought out the author did every other aspect in the story.
3.0 out of 5 stars Choppy writing. Not as good as first book but, worth reading. 11 July 2014
By K. Brooks - Published on
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Good story line. It was written in a rather choppy format and could be difficult to follow at time. Not as good as the first book but, still worth reading and want to read the upcoming third book to see outcome. It was a story I would read for a while and then read another book and come back to it. It didn't completely hold my interest do to jumping characters, choppy format and not enough detail and meat.
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