Science 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.
The book on amazon.com: https://www.amazon.com/Rijel-12-Australia-action-packed-rebellion/dp/1949964043
The book is published by Chandra Press: https://www.chandrapress.com/