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Rijel 12: The Rise of New Australia by King Everett Medlin

Rijel12 King Everett MedlinScience fiction has been called a “literature of ideas” and King’s book certainly exposes us to new ideas and alien worlds.

I love sci-fi, and in the recent past I have taken several trips to the future, but Rijel 12: The Rise of New Australia, stands out as an extraordinary book. It tells the story ofRijel 12, a brutal prison planet, to which convicts from all over the universe are sent to do slave labor.

In this fathomless darkness, we see a light shining when one prisoner decides to take a stand and begins to organize a resistance. Prisoners slowly but surely rally to the cause and prepare for a planet-wide rebellion.

The agonizing suspense in this fast-paced story is what I remember most of all. Will the prisoners succeed in overthrowing their masters and bring about their emancipation?

The characters were all well developed and I found myself rooting for them as they fought to overcome their oppressors. The book has left an indelible mark of alien imagery in my mind.

I loved reading and reviewing this book and certainly recommend it as a great read.

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The book is published by Chandra Press: