Alterra

Alterra Young people on Alterra must choose After they complete secondary school they enroll either in University a life of science and mathematical pursuits or Monastery a life of literature history and sp

Young people on Alterra must choose After they complete secondary school, they enroll either in University a life of science and mathematical pursuits or Monastery a life of literature, history and spiritual depth.Initiate Le is in his final year of school All his life, he has prepared himself for University, but something feels wrong Neither University nor Monastery coYoung people on Alterra must choose After they complete secondary school, they enroll either in University a life of science and mathematical pursuits or Monastery a life of literature, history and spiritual depth.Initiate Le is in his final year of school All his life, he has prepared himself for University, but something feels wrong Neither University nor Monastery compel him forward.One night, Le discovers a young man from his school sneaking into a zone, a dangerous area where nanotechnology runs rampant, cordoned off from the rest of the city Against all reason, Le follows Initiate Stok inside What he discovers will change him and his world forever.Equal parts love story, military adventure and social philosophy, Alterra is the story of three young men striving to save two estranged parallel worlds whose only hope for survival is to rectify the ancient schism that shattered them both.

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Alterra

  1. I grew up in a small town in northern Illinois, west of Chicago After graduating high school, I dual majored in English Literature and German Language at a small, Midwestern liberal arts college After undergrad, I turned my eyes towards exploration, and spent many years in Japan, Thailand and Hawaii.Nowadays, I live with my partner near Seattle, Washington, where I work in the gaming industry.I love stories I ve long been fascinated by video games as a storytelling medium, and I love exploring different cultures, discovering the different underlying stories that different groups of people tell themselves, the stories that define who they are and how they perceive the world.

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  1. Review forthcoming on a reader lives a thousand liveI received a copy of Alterra in exchange for my review.19 year old Le is in his final year at school, and has to make the choice between the Monastery and the University His boyfriend, Shey is set on the University path, and is even a part of the Resurgents who believe that the Monastery should be toppled When Le meets Stok, who shows him that the nanites inside the Zones are harmless, Le s world changes completely He realises that he wants nei [...]


  2. I ve become accustomed to Zachary Bonelli s storytelling over the past year and in my honest opinion, I think Alterra is his most unique and satisfying yet Told from three different narratives, Alterra questions our beliefs in religion, science as well as bringing our own humanity to the front of our minds Alterra is a unique and refreshing story interesting as well as thoughtful The author does his best to put forward each branch honestly What would you choose Science Religion Or is there anoth [...]


  3. Loved it Bonelli does a perfect job illustrating how unnecessary yet somehow constant the battle between science and religion is, and always has been In this book, he has created entire worlds, sent his characters on incredible journeys, and woven in a powerful love story The fact that he managed to do so in such a concise way makes it all the impressive I found myself sacrificing sleep on multiple occasions just so I could find out what happened next and I really love sleep.


  4. Traditional religion and scientific advancement rarely meet eye to eye One holds the ideology that men and women should aspire to a spiritual existence, versus the other, a technological one In Alterra s schools, children are nurtured based on their individual growth and sometimes parental background, but it is not without an agenda Children who study history, art, religion, and the human condition are likely to be pushed to attend the Monastery after finishing school, whereas those who study c [...]


  5. Hands down this is my favorite so far by Bonelli The story is a dramatization of the conflict, both personal and political, between scientism and theism The book handles the issue well and sort of gives each side a role to play in this sci fi drama, as we explore where each is stronger than the other and where each fails To avoid spoilers, I ll just say that the issue is handled well, and I found myself glued to the book waiting to see how it would unravel This is the kind of book you read and t [...]


  6. Again, this book accurately demonstrates why I read books by this author brilliant plot creation All of these books have a lot of complexity, world building, and copious amounts of imagination I particularly liked the second half of the book than the first, being it explored complex decisions that we may make day to day, but overall, good book Discusses some deep themes thoughts.


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