The Scorpion Rules

The Scorpion Rules

Audiobook CD - 2015
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Greta is the Crown Princess of the Pan Polar Confederacy, a superpower formed of modern-day Canada. She is also a Child of Peace, a hostage held by the de facto ruler of the world, the great Artificial Intelligence, Talis. The hostages are Talis's strategy to keep the peace: if her country enters a war, Greta dies. The system has worked for centuries. Parents don't want to see their children murdered. Greta will be free if she can make it to her eighteenth birthday. Until then she is prepared to die with dignity, if necessary. But everything changes when Elian arrives at the Precepture. He's a hostage from a new American alliance, and he defies the machines that control every part of their lives, and is severely punished for it. Greta is furious that Elian has disrupted their quiet, structured world. But slowly, his rebellion opens her eyes to the brutality of the rules they live under.
Publisher: New York : Audioworks/Simon & Schuster Audio, 2015
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781442391604
144239160X
Characteristics: 8 sound discs (approximately 10.5 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Maby, Madeleine

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Mar 24, 2017

Solid book and narrated well enough (a few voices sounded the same, so it was hard to tell which character was speaking at times).
The story borrows some elements from a few other stories out there, but it brings them together in a fresh way. It was like reading a grassroots sci-fi book. I enjoyed it very much and wish there was more...

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