- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 1045 KB
- Print Length: 111 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: FazWorld Publishing; 1 edition (10 May 2014)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00K9MV89Q
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- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 3 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #738,714 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The Awakening: (The Nether Chronicles, Book 1) Kindle Edition
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When Aiden's parents are killed during the first AI uprising, the story gripped me. However his adult life did not involve me or have me rooting for him. The plot gave a good account of why he lived within the confines of the bot's rules, yet Aiden lacked the depth of many human senses, which could be due to his circumstances. All the reader is able to connect with are his thoughts and actions. While there is nothing amiss with writing, I needed more to turn this plot into a first rate read.
This first in the series of books is a brilliant lead into what looks to be an awesome fantasy/sci-fi series. The characters are plausible, as are the scenarios written round the concept of the 'bot' takeover. I for one will be picking up the following instalmements to find out just how the story concludes!
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A friend of mine recently recommended The Awakening. The concept intrigued me as I am very much a fan of dystopian novels and in my opinion there is a lack of many good ones out there. Once I started reading, I was hooked. The author's writing style is easily accessible yet detailed such that the reader is fully immersed in this future world. Like I said before it takes a lot to keep my interest but this book truly kept my interest the entire way through!
The characters have depth and I got emotionally involved. The protagonist Aiden is easy to like and root for especially given his traumatic childhood.
Can't wait to read the next book by this author!
In an age when most of us seem glued to our devices (including the iPad on which I read this), the idea of "the machines," as curmudgeon Bill O'Reilly would have it, programming our reality and our brains hits close to home. Because whether we realize it or not...they are. I am not a Luddite but the seductions of technology may just be our downfall unless we take control of our screens, our coffeemakers, Smart Homes, satellites, Roombas, and anything Japan comes up with.
It's not so far-fetched, given that Facebook for mobile phones can listen to the songs you're listening to and then serve you up suggestions of music you might like, to one day imagine robots programming obligatory music they have chosen for each of us individually. To paraphrase an old saying, an iPhone powerful enough to give you everything is powerful enough to take it away. We already know that music played at 420 MHz (Beatles) is pleasant to the brain, but the music today is different and it may be re-wiring brains. With the revelations about drones, tracking devices, and Edward Snowden aka cCitizenFour, K.A. Madison's parable seems extremely timely.
A soulless mechanical society has been a theme since Metropolis. However, it's never been so relevant today. Is there a better way? A way to escape machine domination? There certainly is--enter the dimension known as the Nether...
Intelligent, thoughtful and well-written.
recommended the Awakening, I decided to give it a try. I like the idea of opening
myself to books of different genres even though I’m typically a reader of historical
Though the Awakening is a science fiction book, the writing style can capture
the interest of many readers. The characters are developed well and I quickly
felt connected to each of them. It was interesting to see the character differences
between Aiden and Allison. Allison was satisfied with the status quo (living with
bots) and Aiden was searching for a way to free himself from control. He couldn’t
imagine how someone (his wife) could be so complacent living in a bot controlled
world and accepting it. Though written in a futuristic setting, the elements of
human nature were very clear.
The characters were developed well but the futuristic science fiction drew me in
from the beginning. Are we living in a society where technology/computers control
too much? Will we ever reach a state where they take over? If so, what would
that world look like? The concept of the nether and transposing to a new world
was creatively written and I’m curious to see where part 2 is headed. I am looking
forward to reading the next one!
I didn't know what to expect, but I enjoyed this book from the start. The setting has the futuristic vibe of The Hunger Games, but I found this story line much more appealing. The story is very engaging. My only complaint is that the book ends too soon...as I neared the end I actually made myself stop reading to savor it for one more day. Now that I have finished all I can say is "I can't wait for book 2 of The Nether Chronicles!" I definitely look forward to reading more K.A. Madison. Maybe he should quit his day job?
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