Steve and Leslie have reached their Phoenix Cycle. They have been handpicked to join the Guard, for Steve, or the Inner Circle, for Leslie. They have the option to decline and live the remainder of their lives in the New San Francisco district called Edingburg, all of this overseen by the General. This is their opportunity to rise or forever condemned to the slums.
The IRA has been tried to fight and overthrow the General for twenty plus years. Steve has that fight in his blood. But, what about Leslie? Is she as committed to the cause as him? Steve wants all the citizens of New San Francisco to know the truth and join them in their fight.
Collopy’s novel, The Phoenix Cycle: The Best Shall Rise is full of philosophy and tends to be a bit over my head. But, that is my limitation, not yours. The perspective changes from time-to-time. It’s a true dystopian similar in nature to Orwell’s 1984.
It is also a very long book. So, if you are not into philosophical debates, then I would not recommend it. Otherwise, it appears to be a very well received book, especially in the United Kingdom.
4 out of 5 stars.
I received this book for free from the author for review consideration. This in no way affected my opinion of the book or the content of my review.