Monday, September 28, 2015

New Megiddo Rising: An “Apostates” Novella by Lars Teeney

New Megiddo Rising
An “Apostates” Novella
by Lars Teeney

My rating: 4.5 stars

Publication Date: September 14, 2015
Publisher: Lars Teeney
Genre: YA Dystopian
Print Length: 87 pages
Available from: Amazon
 At the Dawn of the Texas Republic declaring independence from Mexico, New Megiddo was born. Created by a death cult led by the Reverend Brigham Wainwright, who actively works to flood the empty, barren land with his American followers; undermining his Mexican overlords.

Fast-forward several centuries and America has become New Megiddo, a theocracy run by the Schrubb Administration, where order is kept using the technology of the [Virtue-Net] to feed the Reverend Wilhelm Wainwright's sermons to the minds of the people. In the slums the humble beginnings of an insurgency of Apostates take shape. The cruel and clueless policies of the Church of New Megiddo and the ruling Region push the disenfranchised masses one step closer to all-out rebellion.

New Megiddo Rising: An “Apostates” Novella by Lars Teeney

New Megiddo Rising: An “Apostates” NovellaFilled with tension, varied motivations and a cast of characters that are like a cross section of life, Lars Teeney’s New Megiddo Rising is an impressive and thought-provoking look at a world unhappy with a government that is overbearing and oppressively all-controlling. The dreams of a new world long ago were dashed like waves against the rocks. Follow along as conflict is inevitable and the humanity of the world is in peril. This new, dystopian version of America leaves room to wonder, what if…

Lars Teeney’s world comes to life, with subtle and in-your-face scenes, situations and even acronyms! Although only a novella, there are great questions raised, some answered, some not, leaving room for a desire for more to come. Don’t expect a light read to rush through, expect to sink deeper into this short tale than you imagined. Lars Teeney has a strong voice, just waiting to be heard.

I received this copy from Lars Teeney in exchange for my honest review. 4.5 stars


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