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Genesis - Bernard Beckett
Genesis
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The island Republic has emerged from a ruined world. Its citizens are safe but not free. Until a man named Adam Forde rescues a girl from the sea. Fourteen-year-old Anax thinks she knows her history. She'd better. She's sat facing three Examiners and her five-hour examination has just begun. The... show more
The island Republic has emerged from a ruined world. Its citizens are safe but not free. Until a man named Adam Forde rescues a girl from the sea. Fourteen-year-old Anax thinks she knows her history. She'd better. She's sat facing three Examiners and her five-hour examination has just begun. The subject is close to her heart: Adam Forde, her long-dead hero. In a series of startling twists, Anax discovers new things about Adam and her people that question everything she holds sacred. But why is the Academy allowing her to open up the enigma at its heart? Bernard Beckett has written a strikingly original novel that weaves dazzling ideas into a truly moving story about a young girl on the brink of her future.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781847249302 (1847249302)
Publisher: Quercus
Pages no: 185
Edition language: English
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the dilemma of reading
the dilemma of reading rated it
3.0 Genesis/Bernard Beckett
Anax thinks she knows history. Her grueling all-day Examination has just begun, and if she passes, she’ll be admitted into the Academy—the elite governing institution of her utopian society. But Anax is about to discover that for all her learning, the history she’s been taught isn’t the whole story....
Darth Pedant
Darth Pedant rated it
2.5 Good Story, Boring Execution
This book tells a good story. Unfortunately for me, the method by which it delivers that good story bored me half to death. This interesting look at the possible future consists of roughly 70% dry exposition couched as an academic oral exam and 30% philosophical debate on whether machines can actual...
TonyTalbot
TonyTalbot rated it
3.0 3/5: Genesis
Anax is brought before her post-apocalyptic ruling elite – The Academy – to take an examination for her entry into it.Her dissertation (for want of a better word) is a young man called Adam Forde, who broke the rules of her society a few generations ago and is either a hero or a villain for doing it...
1st Avenue
1st Avenue rated it
4.5 Review: Genesis
What if there's an unstoppable outbreak spreading all across the world, wiping out whole populations, and the only area left unaffected is an island closed off from any contact with the mainland? This is the state of the world in Genesis. Guards on the island have been instructed to terminate on...
Konnici na Liriite - Chevalier Du Lys
Konnici na Liriite - Chevalier Du Lys rated it
4.0 Genesis
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