For centuries they served. In gratitude we freed them. With vengeance they betrayed us.
When she's kidnapped by the Blessed Engineers, Arla discovers that she's been living a lie. She wasn't a farmer's daughter, but merely cargo transported in the carved out heart of an asteroid: the Arkship Dawn on a thousand year voyage to a new home.
And someone got there first.
One act of rebellion leads to the fate of her people resting on her young shoulders. And, perhaps the future of humanity itself.
Because Dawn harbors a secret. It is the key.
Dawn Exodus is the first book in a now complete six book series of space opera in the classic vein of Asimov, Bradbury and Bear.
If you like clean, fast paced, intelligent sci-fi that's full of ideas, memorable characters and examines what it truly is to be human, then the Robot Empire series is for you.
I was immediately pulled into the story and quickly gained empathy and concern for the protagonist, a 15 year old girl, wise and brave beyond her years - though believable the same. Definitely worth a read if you like the old Heinlien robot stories or even some of the newer world within a world tales. Living in an asteroid would be a blast! Again, great read and totally worth your time.