This dystopian future rests on a powder keg of violence, oppression, lies and greed.
Controlled by the faceless elite, those lucky enough to avoid life in prison, live their days steeped in fear of tomorrow. Jackson Elliot and his older brother, Isaac, were not so lucky. Swept into the system ten years ago, they have spent the last decade surviving behind the concrete walls of Sidney prison, hidden from the life outside and the cataclysmic events that have shaped a world few could recognize.
When a charismatic con man, Robert Ford, finds himself their unwilling cellmate, all their lives begin to change. Suddenly Jackson can see a light at the end of his bleak tunnel and starts to hope that maybe he and his brother can escape this cage of solitude and death. As a plan begins to form and details emerge, they will all face harsh truths and revelations they can never step back from. How far will they go for freedom?
And what of the Republic? The leaders are still in place, still rounding people up for work camps and prison, still crafting their crystal cities and still slaughtering countless in the name of Unity. How far will THEY go?
BLOOD ON THE TABLE is the first book in a series set in a dystopian society. This first installment takes the reader on a dark exploration through the fractured psyche of a revolutionary.
Length: 215 Pages
*I was given a copy of this book to be honestly reviewed*
Okay, first of all, wow. This was really well written. But, it's not going to be for just anyone! It is dark. It is gritty. There are no godlike, handsome heroes to swoop in and save the day. Just a bunch of criminals in a dark, dismal abyss of a humanity sucking pit. You need to like this type of story to read this, I think.
That said, I really liked it. It's a great start to what appears to be a twisted series. The characters are well written and definitely have their own personalities, despite coming from the same background in the two main guys' case. They look at life completely at odds with each other, and it felt very raw and real.
It gets intense, and I definitely enjoyed reading it.
Bob says: 4 Platypires!