In the dusty ruins of the world, three groups exist: the Sovereign, the Fortis, and the Outliers.
Indra is an Outlier. Living on land that has not healed from the poison of the past, the Outliers have adapted – but to the Sovereign and the Fortis, they are nothing. For centuries the Fortis have made their abuse of Outliers a sport, but when Asa comes to Indra’s rescue, she sees something different in him. Something that marks him as so much more than just a Fortis guard.
But when Indra’s world begins to unravel, even the quiet alliance she and Asa have formed cannot save her from the wrath of the Sovereign. In one life-altering moment, everything Indra has ever known is ripped away, forcing her to face a world even more harsh and unforgiving. Broken and scarred, Indra finds herself on a journey that will challenge everything she’s ever been taught, learning along the way that she’s stronger than she ever imagined. Maybe even strong enough to free her people forever.
Winner in the 2018 Kindle Books Awards for Sci-Fi/Fantasy Fiction
Finalist in the 2018 Wishing Shelf Book Awards For Adult Fiction
Top 10 Finalist in the Author Academy Awards for Sci-Fi/Fantasy Fiction
Cover Finalist in the 2019 RONE Awards from InD’tale Magazine
Tera Comer –
Very interesting Post Apocalyptic Science Fiction story. The world that the author has created pulls you in and has you hooked on the different places that a person in the world is placed depending on where they were born. I liked that the story did not end on a cliffhanger, but rather at a natural break point in the story. The narrator did a great job!
In a world reminiscent of a feudal caste system, our heroine Indra is an Outlier. Outliers are the peasants living outside the city. The soldiers or Fortis are the muscle and protectors of the city. The wealthy or Sovereign are those who rule in the city; usually employing the Outliers. This is Indra’s story; a young woman coming to grips with her position in life and not liking what she discovered. Indra believes she is special. Her goal is to become strong and unyielding, to rise above her lowly position and help her people. Indra would take her suffering, her struggle to survive, and turn it in her favor. She would take it to the Sovereign and end their reign of oppression. This is Indra’s story. I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.