Review for Pandemonia: Fortuity by Darcy Abriel. #review

4 STARS! “… I greatly enjoyed this novella…I really liked August. He was a worthy character in my eyes…He was so hard on the outside, but he was so caring on the inside. Risking himself for the bettering of others. And I loved the way his true nature was hidden at first but then slowly revealed to the reader when it was necessary…I loved the contradictions that were presented in this story and how they actually enhanced my appreciation for this society and its inhabitants. I love that while this was set in the future, things were still so old world with its Roman baths and identification papers. I also love that while August was outwardly a hardass, he was a true good guy and savior of others…I hope the author has more installments of this series. I am hooked and want more.” – PizzyGirl, Prism Book Alliance –

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Earth of 4035 is a wasteland populated with sectors of penal colonies, seeded through the generations by its life-long inhabitants of criminals, lunatics, political prisoners, and DNA-spliced mutants, all ruled by a powerful conglomerate of scientific researchers called the Nucleate.

One such sector, Pandemonia, is situated on the former European continent in the vicinity of Paris, now a hunting ground of a world gone horribly awry.

When Dr. Swane Fox, a behavior scientist from the peaceful planet named Daudulis 40, enters Pandemonia to study its criminal society in an effort to save Earth, he is assaulted. Only a stroke of good fortune keeps him alive when a surly, uncommunicative prisoner named August steps in to save him.

Now, without a way out of Pandemonia since everything he owns has been stolen, Swane realizes his only hope of survival is accepting August’s offer to become his protector—for a price.

Both men have ulterior motives for joining forces, yet if anyone discovers their true goals, they will end up dead. Will lies, mistrust, and initial hatred prevent Swane and August from learning the truth about each other, to give in to their most passionate desires and perhaps even finding love in the least likely of places? Or will their destinies destroy them first?

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