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Firstborns rule society. Secondborns are the property of the government. Thirdborns are not tolerated. Long live the Fates Republic.
On Transition Day, the second child in every family is taken by the government and forced into servitude. Roselle St. Sismode's eighteenth birthday arrives with harsh realizations: she's to become a soldier for the Fate of Swords military arm of the Republic during the bloodiest rebellion in history, and her elite firstborn mother is happy to see her go.
Televised since her early childhood, Roselle's privileged upbringing has earned her the resentment of her secondborn peers. Now her decision to spare an enemy on the battlefield marks her as a traitor to the state.
But Roselle finds an ally - and more - in fellow secondborn conscript Hawthorne Trugrave. As the consequences of her actions ripple throughout the Fates Republic, can Roselle create a destiny of her own? Or will her Fate override everything she fights for - even love?
©2017 Amy A. Bartol. (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
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By Drthomps777 on 08-04-17

Amazing Story

I honestly was reluctant to read this book because I wanted Bartol to focus writing more books related to the Kricket story. I'm glad I gave in. This is an amazing book. I cannot wait for book 2 to come out. I think that it'll be released sometime in 2018 🙁.... It's too long of a wait!!

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By Amazon Customer on 10-23-17

great for a teen

If I were 15 years old I would have loved this book. but at my age I found it predictable and wanting

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By Fleetwoodboy on 10-02-17

First class not second

A very good story. Exciting with a continuity of thrills and adventure. Very plausible story line had me unable to put my iPhone down and keep on listening. First of a trilogy ifbyhr other two books are as good it'll be money well spent . Narrator is top class and makes everything more enjoyable .

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By caroline on 09-12-17

Great kick ass female lead

This book has a great lead and lots of twists and turns so many possibilities have been built that you just don't know what will happen next !

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