Title: The Dimension Thieves
Series: The Dimension Thieves (#1)
Author: Misty Provencher
Publisher: Self Published
Number of Pages: 235
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Antythera is the new Earth.
Because that's what President Baro, ruler of the planet, want to call it.
And if you don't agree, the President will have you Droned.
The world has become a much smaller place since the lower and middle classes have been converted to mindless servants. Free will granted only to the elite, is in jeopardy of complete extinction.
But Force Steele, son to one of the President's highest ranking advisors, can't live under the thumb of his controlling father, or the President, any longer. Force has dedicated himself to eradicating Droning, but when the President orders the Antidote Gears destroyed-the part of the machine that could free the drones by reversing the program that controls them-all is lost. Lacking necessary materials, there is literally no way in Force's world to replace the one-of-a-kind gear.
Force's only choice is to partner with shifty mechanic, Calerbius Brown, and embark on a risky mission that will take Force and his rag-tag crew across the lateral dimensions, where they must often steal materials-even from themselves-in order to fix their own dwindling world.
"Free will was a birth right, once upon a time, but now, it was a gift from the President" (Provencher).
The Dimension Thieves is about Force Steele and the beginning of his journey to stopping President Baro from Droning the entire world. Antythera, previously called Earth, has been divided into levels, and as the story goes, level A is the only level that hasn't been Droned... yet.
This short, little novel started off by putting us into a situation with the President, thus learning all about the world, as well as his plans, with Force as our main focus point. The story is set in a dystopian world and we get to follow Force on his journey to freeing his friends and family. The level A's are using the drones as servants and Force wants to stop it.
The theme of the story is geared towards lower classes of society. At first, President Baro was having homeless people and criminals Droned, so they could have homes and to clean up society. As the story goes on, the President starts Droning lower class citizens who depend on the government to survive. This refers to the government's reluctance to helping families in need. It touches on an important fact that, some upper class people see the lower classes as, well, lower, lesser people.
I slowly got to get to know the main character, Force, as the story went. He is likeable and I enjoyed reading on his point of view on things, even if the story is in third person. The book was well written, and easy to read. It is very short, more of a novella meant to interest you into the story, which it did. Despite the shortness, it was interesting action packed enough for me to want to read the next one. I am fully invested in this story and I want to see what will happen in the next books.
All in all, the book was well written, the story was well constructed, and I am interested in it. This is something good for people who like sci-fi and adventure books, jam packed with action. I will certainly read the rest of the series, and I look forward to finding out the outcome of Antythera.
Misty Provencher offers readers, ranging from teen to adult, a shelf full of stories to enjoy. Provencher's genres include titles in contemporary romance, fantasy, literary fiction, sci-fi, and even erotica.
While Provencher can ride a motorcycle, knows how to Karate chop, and has learned enough French, Spanish, and Sign Language to get herself slapped, Misty's life is dedicated to connecting with, and understanding, the people who cross her path. She is totally enchanted with the world and spends her days trying to translate her everyday muses into words.
Misty Provencher lives in the Mitten. Knock on her internet blog door at www.mistyprovencherauthor.com and wherever great coffee is sold.