Emmett Atwater isn’t just leaving Detroit; he’s leaving Earth. Why the Babel Corporation recruited him is a mystery, but the number of zeroes on their contract has him boarding their lightship and hoping to return to Earth with enough money to take care of his family.
Before long, Emmett discovers that he is one of ten recruits, all of whom have troubled pasts and are a long way from home. Now each recruit must earn the right to travel down to the planet of Eden—a planet that Babel has kept hidden—where they will mine a substance called Nyxia that has quietly become the most valuable material in the universe.
But Babel’s ship is full of secrets. And Emmett will face the ultimate choice: win the fortune at any cost, or find a way to fight that won’t forever compromise what it means to be human.
Hunger Games in Space!
I enjoyed this book! I thought it was different, and liked seeing how it unfolded. Definitely had some thriller vibes that I was digging, plus it was high stakes. Emmett was definitely a character I was rooting for most of the time, and the revelations and ending were well executed and planned. Now we will see what happens next 👀 If you like high stakes space adventures read this. Perfect for sci-fi fans, Aurora Rising fans, and those who want a different take on the ‘fight for your life’ trope Hunger Games had.
~Don’t mind me just hysterically laughing at some of the decisions the characters made, plus the reveal of the better crew~
About the Author:
Scott Reintgen grew up in North Carolina, and took full advantage of the fact that he lived on the same street as fourteen of his cousins. It could be a little crowded, but he threw a few elbows and carved out a space for himself as the family storyteller. He enjoyed the role so much that he decided to spend most of college and graduate school investing in the world of literature. This led to a career teaching English and Creative Writing in the great state of North Carolina, where he currently lives with his wife and family. To his great delight, the demand for stories and storytellers is alive and well. As such, he can often be found at local coffee shops laboring over stories that he hopes his family, and fans, will love.