Monday, October 10, 2016

The Patriots of Mars by Jeff Faria (The God That Failed, #1)

The Patriots of Mars
by Jeff Faria

My rating: 4 stars

Series: The God That Failed - Book 1
Publisher: Jeff Faria Communications (August 18, 2016)
Publication Date: August 18, 2016
Genre: Scifi | Space Opera
Print Length: 424 pages
Available from: Amazon
In 2231, twenty-five billion people walk the Earth. Few lack basic food and shelter. Energy is cheap and abundant. A vast army of 'bots serves our every need, and those who can afford to do so might live forever. To some, it is a golden age.

But Earth is devoid of resources, now harvested on or around Mars. Nations are ruled from above by governments owned by enormous transnats, and from below by powerful street gangs who have largely usurped the police.

This world is not for everyone. A fifth of the world's population has withdrawn into the drug Nirvana, while millions more have chosen Martian exile. And a phantom group called 'The Patriots of Mars' has committed an act of rebellion that shocks the world.

Josh Reynolds, a Martian-born teen with a secret, is trying to change his life when he gets caught up in the wake of the Patriots' insurrection. As he struggles to both find and save himself, Josh begins to realize that the change he had hoped for could become something more far-reaching than anyone had imagined.

The Patriots of Mars by Jeff Faria (The God That Failed, #1)
The Patriots of Mars (The God that Failed #1)It isn’t that far off, a day when the inhabitants of Earth universally enjoy the luxury of good food, shelter and have an almost endless supply of affordable energy. Is it possible that all of the rhetoric we have heard for decades has come to pass? Is it possible that the doom and gloom predicted for Earth’s future will not come to pass? Sound almost Utopian? You know what they say, if it sounds too good to be true…it probably is. Truth is, Earth HAS been sucked dry by humanity and for those who toil night and day in the mines of Mars, those who live and die laboring to provide these amenities for Earth, it is only a dream.

Mars is a dangerous place, tis existence tenuous at best as corporations rule governments, and gangs rule the streets. The almighty dollar rules overall and profit is the great Messiah, meaning those Martian-born humans that work the mines are expendable and safety is a joke. It is here, after a cave in where few survived that one young man has the opportunity to become the name that launched a rebellion against the big machines of business. Names have power and change needs the power of hope.

Josh gets caught up in the insurrection of The Patriots of Mars, and here is where he will become a man with a mission to fulfill.

Jeff Faria’s The Patriots of Mars is more than a tale of science fiction or a Space Opera, it is a story of humans regaining human dignity at any cost. It is the story of a group of rebels thought to be myths who try to rise up against big business, bug government and the rules that hold them captive. Follow his story that begins deep under the soil of Mars and will reverberate to the very shallow roots of Earth. Intriguing, full of tension, this futuristic tale may hold more truth than fancy as Jeff Fariat draws his bleak world with bold strokes and populates it with unlikely heroes, power crazy villains and the human spirit that longs to be free.

I received this copy from Jeff Faria in exchange for my honest review.

1 comment:

  1. Goes to show ya, it's the same everywhere. LOL I need to read a space opera again. Been months!