Directive 51 (Daybreak, Book 1) by John Barnes

By John Barnes

Half philosophic dialogue, half foreign terrorist faction, and half artists' circulate, "Daybreak" comprises a gaggle of various individuals with radical rules who're united of their wish to take down smooth civilization. And once they strike, the govt. has no selection yet to enforce its emergency contingency application: Directive fifty one.

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You’re okay here, right? I told my mom I’d visit tonight, so I have to go soon. ” I pull up straighter. “Really? When? ” “A little after ten, at Millennium Park. ” He smirks. ” CHAPTER FOUR TOBIAS MY MOTHER ALWAYS sits on the edges of things—chairs, ledges, tables—as if she suspects she will have to flee in an instant. This time it’s Jeanine’s old desk in Erudite headquarters that she sits on the edge of, her toes balanced on the floor and the cloudy light of the city glowing behind her. She is a woman of muscle twisted around bone.

I didn’t know what was in that file. I trusted Tris’s judgment more than my own. ” I thought telling Evelyn that I broke up with Tris would make it easier for my mother to trust me, and I was right—she has been warmer, more open, ever since I told that lie. ” Evelyn says. “What do you think now? ” I know what she wants me to say—that I see no reason to join the outside world—but I’m not a good liar, so instead I select a part of the truth. “I’m afraid of it,” I say. ” She considers me for a moment, biting the inside of her cheek.

She leans in close to my face, and I see for the first time how old she is; I see the lines that frame her eyes and mouth, and the unhealthy pallor she wears from years of eating far too little. Still, she is handsome like her son. Nearstarvation could not take that. “I am doing something about it. I am making a new world,” she says, and her voice gets even quieter, so that I can barely hear her. “I was Abnegation. I have known the truth far longer than you have, Beatrice Prior. ” I smile a little.

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