Rogue (The Novi Orders # 1) by Chelsie Shock
Publication Date: June 27, 2014
Genres: Science fiction, Dystopian
In the future the New World has suffered bombings, world wars, the tectonic plates have shifted, the population has seen sicknesses, radiation spills, genetically modified animals and humans, and the population has dwindled into two classes: The elites and everyone else. The Novi Orders have been enacted by the capital city and control everyone completely, except those who have hidden or rebelled, the rogues. Will is one of the survivors who has lived the quiet life of a sailor and fisherman living on what was once the Washington state coastline. When he meets an old man who used to work as a scientist for the elites, they sail to places he never imagined he’d see… the islands where the elites live. He meets a beautiful woman who is part of the high society by marriage, and he is thrust into plans for an uprising, a revolution, murder, war, oppression, survival and entangled in a forbidden love he can’t fully comprehend.
Rogue is an adventure with murder, mystery, technological advances, and romance with memorable characters struggling to fight against the power. The new world has become a bleak, dark place in the not so distant future where the government has taken over every aspect of life.
The book conjures images of a future that is extreme but urges the reader to consider where our society is moving towards today, leaving a disturbing imprint on the mind, and a hope for those brave enough to fight against it.
The two of them were in a ballroom, dancing. Will had never danced before in his life, but somehow in this dream anything was possible. She was wearing diamonds all over, and a sparkling dress that looked like it was made from jewels. He danced perfectly in step with her, and they were the only ones in this grand ballroom, with gold and rubies all around them. There was a piano and cello playing from somewhere, although he didn’t concern himself with it. He could feel his heart pounding through his chest, but Marina didn’t seem to notice, she had a smile across her lips and she touched her finger up to his lips.
“Shh,” she whispered.
They stopped dancing and she grabbed his hand, showing him towards a huge window with gold plated seals. He followed her, although he was a bit confused. They both stood there for a moment looking out the window, she leaned in and slowly gave him a kiss on the neck. Her lips made a shiver run up his spine.
“Look,” she touched the glass. There was a city outside the window, and he knew it was Novi somehow. As the piano played, explosions began in several parts of the city. Large balls of fire erupting from the skyline and Will’s eyes began widening, to his horror he looked at her and she had tears streaming down her face. Soon the entire skyline was engulfed in flames and a thick smoke. His heart was beating and his blood pulsed through his veins, sweat beading on his forehead. He tried to ask why this was happening, but nothing came out of his lips, he couldn’t speak. He watched in helpless horror as the skyline burned under the moonlight. He turned to face her once more, and she was gone.
Chelsie Shock was born and raised in rural South Texas on a ranch near the border. As a child she spent her days imagining her own world while she explored nature and tried to avoid cactus and mesquite thorns. Since she could scribble, she wrote stories.
She lives in Florida with her husband and their very needy dog who follows her around all day. She has a certificate of Holistic Nutrition Consulting from the American College of Healthcare Sciences.
She can be found writing, reading anything by Ray Bradbury, cooking or traveling. She loves cultural foods. One of her favorite vacations was when she hiked Scotland with her husband, and still misses it. She’s lived in Texas, Louisiana, and Florida, and she can be found in Michigan a few times a year. She writes science fiction, some fantasy, loves when seasons change, and is interested in anything extraordinary.
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