Sunday, April 28, 2013
Short Story Review Sunday: Isolation by Dan Wells
Two decades before the events of Partials, the world was locked in a different battle for survival: a global war for the last remaining oil reserves on the planet. It was for the Isolation War that the American government contracted the ParaGen Corporation to manufacture the Partials—our last hope in reclaiming energy independence from China. And it was on these fields of battle that the seeds of humanity's eventual destruction were sown.
Isolation takes us back to the front lines of this war, a time when mankind’s ambition far outstripped its foresight. Heron, a newly trained Partial soldier who specializes in infiltration, is sent on a mission deep behind enemy lines. What she discovers there has far-reaching implications—not only for the Isolation War, but for Partials and humans alike long after this war is over.
A powerful take of our world on the brink, Isolation gives readers a glimpse into the history from which Partials was born—as well as clues to where the Partials Sequence is heading next.
Well, it's been nearly two months since I read Fragments. And now it's the lost tale of Partials Sequence. This will be anticipating if I haven't read Partials yet, because this brings us to the front lines of the Isolation War, and how the first thought of rebellion against the humans for Partials starts. It's a very enlightening read, and very, very well written.
We also know more about the mysterious heroine in Fragments and part of Partials, Heron. She's more than just an espionage, and more than humans can ever control. We get to see more about her training as a spy in the Chinese army, and we get to see how she's clever enough to detect the whole secret behind the whole existence of Partials.
God it is more dystopian than ever after I read Isolation. I love Isolation.