Set over 600 years in the future, this is the first book in the Across the Realm series! Enter an Earth physically torn between the Northern Hemisphere and the South. Two worlds divided by a boiling sea and on a collision course as ideologies fight for survival in the face of a fate neither side can tackle alone.
Sweeping elegantly between Northern and Southern perspectives, we meet 阿斯卡里 (Askari) Naledi Choto and Colonel Gregory Douglas to people on opposing sides of the war and with whom the bond is instant. Isobel Mitton, seamlessly weaves in filial love, brutality, betrayal, forbidden romance and loyalty in a tale that stands uniquely on it’s own.
This tale is an exciting and subtle exploration of a reality where segregation and communal living have both become necessities for humanity’s survival and hence have been made to work! It is a tale that shows the truth of the human spirit when faced with adversity.
Isobel Mitton has created epic story stretching across all the continents from Asian Territories to Africa (now The Realm), from American Territories to the Nordic Territories (formerly Europe), with characters that make this book impossible to put down. Follow our heroes, as they navigate a war between two polar civilisations, traversing twists and turns that will leave you wondering “which side you are on?!”
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「Across The Realm」は、人類が人種や思想の違いを乗り越え、共に壮絶な危機を生き抜く壮大なスケールの物語。舞台は600年後の未来 - 27世紀のまっただ中である。地殻の大変動により地球は北半球と南半球の二つに分断された。
船も通ることができない灼熱の海により分断された北半球と南半球は、思想の違いによって全く異なる進化の道を遂げた。北半球では幾世紀にも及んだ人種間の 争いを経て、人々の分離と科学への信頼が大勢を得た。一方、南半球では、人類は一つで平等だが異なる使命を持ち、母の教えに忠実に従うという文化へと発展 した。
南北間の戦争の真っ最中に、南のアスカリ軍のナレディ・チョトは北の国連軍のグレゴリー・ダグラス大佐と出会う。両者は天の導きにより、次の危機である地 球のブラックホールへの落下から人類を救うという挑戦を強いられる。 これは、人類存続のために人々を分けることと集団生活がどちらも欠かせないものとなり、逆境下での人間愛によりそれらを機能させ生き抜く現実を描く、エキ サイティングな作品です。 作者のイソベル・ミットンはアジア、アフリカ、アメリカ、そしてヨーロッパの全大陸に渡る壮大なスケールの物語を創り出しました。個性的で魅力的な登場人 物たちを通じて南北に分かれる文明同士の戦争を疑似体験させ、紆余曲折する展開に読者は「自分は南北どちら側だろう！？」と考えさせられることになるで しょう。
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Isobel Mitton seamlessly weaves in love, humor, betrayal, loyalty and brutality in a tale that stands uniquely on its own. Across the Realm 2: When Two Tribes Go to War is a reflection from the future that hits close to home as the reader comes to realize that this future world is not so different from our own. One of the most exciting parts of this tale is its subtle exploration of larger current societal issues like racism; the fuzzy lines of ethics created by scientific advancement and the unwillingness to compromise with those we view as “different” in a futuristic landscape.
Across the Realm 2: When Two Tribes Go to War is about complex relationships that endure trying times and experiences. Forbidden love, illegitimate pregnancy, strong childhood attachments, betrayal, abuse, and bastard kings reminiscent of the Game of Thrones, all complicated by the rules of a rigid society makes this latest installment of the Across the Realm franchise difficult to put down.
Across the Realm 1: Life Will Always Find a Way left off when war broke out between the North and South as each side sends its troops to the enemy. The second installment of the series begins right at that point. The Southerners are above the Northern skies of the Arab Territories and ready for war with the Arabs. Mitton does not waste time. Her characters go straight into the action that made Across the Realm 1 popular. This is a writer who adores writing action scenes and Realm 2 will not disappoint the reader for it is full of stunning action and fascinating 26th century technology and inventions that make a wonderful backdrop to a story about love and belief systems.
The characters are vividly alive and all are involved in situations replete with secrets, which make things messy in a time of violence. The relationships of Adil, the king of the Arabs, Khadija, his queen, and Rashid a trusted childhood friend in the Arab Territories are what drives and pulls the plot of the story.
Adil is torn between fighting a war with the Southerners where he might lose and protecting the woman he loves. Rashid does not want to meet the Southerners using conventional tactics and pushes for guerilla warfare. He has the support of Adil’s queen, Khadija. Trapped in a loveless marriage to Adil since she was 15, Khadija is driven to protect her children, and in so doing, defending the citizens of the Arab Territories.
Join the North and South as they traverse an enigmatic war between two very different cultures, filled with twists and turns that will leave the reader wondering if war is ever black and white enough to choose a side at all.DOWNLOAD SAMPLE CHAPTER