Delighted to share the news of the latest release by Teri Polen, The Insurgent (The Colony Series Book 2) On Pre-order for May 19th 2022
About the book
If a megalomaniac threatened your family, would you give up your freedom for them? Would you give up your soul?
Asher Solomon is faced with that choice. And makes the ultimate sacrifice.
Exactly as Director Silas Reeves expected him to.
Unable to live as the Colony’s premier assassin, Ash retreats to a corner of his mind, ceding control of his body to the alter-ego he was engineered to be—Subject A36. As he’s unleashed to battle the Insurgents, the only family he ever knew, the tide of war shifts in Silas’s favor.
Combined with his expansion into new territories, the director is poised to take over the world.
But the Insurgents don’t give up easily. Not on their cause, and not on their people. With the help of a few double agents deep in the Colony, they stand a fighting chance at ending Silas’s reign.
In order to shut down the program, they face almost insurmountable odds. And their most dangerous foe—their former champion turned killing machine, A36.
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One of the reviews for Subject 36 (The Colony Series – Book One)
About two-thirds through Teri Polen’s terrific dystopian novel Subject A36, our narrator and protagonist Asher Solomon makes a declaration: “I’m in control, not A36.” But with all of the stunning revelations that have delivered before that statement, neither the reader nor Asher can be sure. Indeed, this novel has challenges for the reviewer since Polen unfolds so many clever surprises that I have to worry about passing along spoilers.
Asher, his girlfriend Brynn, and Noah head an insurgent movement that combats the Colony. That Colony harvests the genetic attributes of its victims. Asher and his companions daringly rescue many of those captured by the Colony before those victims can be harvested. Yet, while the Colony soldiers hunt the insurgents, their greatest goal is get their hands on Subject A36. From this premise, many intrigues emerge. Asher must consider the past, confronting his father’s legacy, even as he must face a future where the specter of what A36 might do next haunts him.
The central psychological tension of the novel homes in on Asher’s struggle to maintain his humanity under the tremendous dual combination of situational stress and hard-wired genetics. This emotional intensity gives the narrative greater richness and force. Polen has well considered the details of this novel right down Asher’s last name of Solomon, whose Biblical namesake was famous for a decision splitting a child, certainly a bifurcated position with which Asher could identify.
Dr. Everly serves as Asher’s worthy adversary, a villain of diabolical tactics and mental manipulations. Ultimately, the conflict leads to a series of tremendously compelling scenes, right down to the final twist. The first installment of the Colony Series, Subject A36 signals that a rip-roaring sequel will follow, one that promises to be true to the complicated emotions of this powerful dystopian novel
About Teri Polen
Teri Polen reads and watches horror, sci-fi, and fantasy. The Walking Dead, Harry Potter, and anything Marvel-related are likely to cause fangirl delirium. She lives in Bowling Green, KY with her husband, sons, and black cat. Sarah, her debut novel, was named a horror finalist in the 2017 Next Generation Indie Book Awards.
Thanks for dropping in today and I hope you will be leaving with some books.. Sally