Winner of a OneBookTwo 2017 Standout Award! From the moment you are born, you are conditioned to know this truth: Unorthodoxy is wrong action, Heterodoxy is wrong thought.
One will lead to your Detention. The other to your Execution. Once known as Paris, the walled city-state of Otpor is enjoying a new Golden Age.
The horrors of the Singularity and Emancipation forgotten, citizens now revel in a veritable utopia of ubiquitous drugs, alcohol, and entertainment, washed down with full employment, universal healthcare, and affordable housing. All made possible by the Orthodoxy - a new world order where everything is engineered to maximum efficiency, including identities.
From an early age, citizens are aligned and conditioned to one of four neuro-social classes named after the cardinal elements of old: single-minded Fire to enforce, creative Air to entertain, technical Water to engineer, and base Earth to labour. All four Elements exist in complete equality, fraternity, and liberty. But, not everyone is satisfied with the status quo.
Two generations after the Execution of Kane 148 and Otpor's return to Orthodoxy, the Resistor's legacy still lingers. Forbidden murals are appearing on crumbling concrete walls to threaten the city’s structured harmony – calling citizens to action. Calling for Resistance.
When Kane's former protégé, Anaiya 234, is selected for a high-risk mission, Otpor is given the chance it needs to eliminate the Heterodoxy and Anaiya the opportunity she craves to erase a shameful past. But the mission demands an impossible sacrifice – her identity.
Subjected to a radical new procedure, Anaiya’s identity is realigned, allowing her to go deep undercover in search of the growing rebellion.
But as the risk of violence escalates and every decision is fraught with betrayal, Anaiya's fractured identity threatens to unravel not only her mission, but her mind.
Praise for Resistance -
"Great dystopian writing. I really liked the development of the main character and the tech setting." - Amazon Review.
"Resistance is a great, immersive read, and I'm really excited about where the rest of the series goes. Kopievsky has shown a lot of vision and talent in creating an exciting and different world, and some wonderful characters." - Amazon Review.
"I found myself pulled further & further into this book, & am looking forward to reading the next one. If you like cerebral concepts in your fiction, I highly suggest giving this series a try! Bonus: the grammar is practically perfect (you've got a great editing team, Ms. Kopievsky!)" - Amazon Review.
About The Author
Mikhaeyla Kopievsky is an independent speculative fiction author who loves writing about complex and flawed characters in stories that explore philosophy, sociology and politics.
She holds degrees in International Relations, Journalism, and Environmental Science. A former counter-terrorism advisor, she has travelled to and worked in Asia, the Middle East and Africa.
Mikhaeyla lives in the Hunter Valley, Australia, with her husband and son. The Divided Elements series is her debut offering.