Aubrey has always lived on Level 3 of Holocene II five kilometers underground. He has been taught that everything above ground is a toxic wasteland covered in ice due to the War over 900 years ago. By an accident of nature, Aubrey finds himself above ground in what can only be described as paradise. Driven by a desire to find answers to the lies he has lived with for 15 years and after witnessing deadly drones kill the people he has befriended, Aubrey heads north in search of the Foundation.
Winfield’s first novel in The Park Service Trilogy, The Park Service, explores some ethical and moral dilemmas regarding mankind’s role in destroying the Earth. It is also a story about friendship and loyalty. This young adult dystopian tale does an excellent job of world building and character development.
The trek to locate the Foundation is a bit long and tedious. Winfield answers just enough questions to leave you wanting for more.
4 out of 5 stars.