REVIEW: EXODIA and OUT OF EXODIA
by Debra Chapoton [Exodia Ledgers Books One and Two]
By 2093 American life is a strange mix of failing technologies, psychic predictions, and radiation induced abilities. Tattoos are mandatory to differentiate two classes, privileged and slave.
Dalton Battista fears that his fading tattoo is a deadly omen. He’s either the heir of the brutal tyrant of the new capital city, Exodia, or he’s its prophesied redeemer. Shy, handsome, smart and in possession of powers he doesn’t yet realize, he escapes an order for his execution by fleeing the city with the help of Lydia, who quickly captures his heart. But can he escape a destiny that will force him to marry another girl and return to Exodia as its liberator?
Based loosely on the ancient story of Moses, this two book dystopian journey (EXODIA and OUT OF EXODIA) crosses genres, combining young adult, new adult, sci-fi, magical realism, and speculative fiction for an adventure full of symbolism, hidden codes, and thematic imagery.
Review: EXODIA by Debra Chapoton
[EXODIA LEDGERS #1]
Always a pleasure to welcome well-written, imaginative, New science fiction, apocalyptic, post-apocalyptic, dystopian fiction. Author Debra Chapoton turns her talent to exploring a very ugly dystopian culture, post-nuclear war, a 90-state North America ruled by brutal tyranny and divided by class war. Young Dalton Battista is the tyrant' s grandson, but he is not the elitist "rich boy" one would expect. He is shy, curious, loves history, roots for the underdog. Just possibly, he is more than just Dalton Battista. Just possibly, he may be the redeemer.
If you are reminded of Moses in Egypt, know that this series is loosely based on Moses. I am also reminded, in the character of Joseph, who went from cherished son/envied brother, to slave, to chief official and protector of the Egyptian agricultural economy, back into deep tribulation.
Release: June 25 2015
OUT OF EXODIA Description:
In this sequel to EXODIA, Dalton Battista takes on his prophesied identity as Bram O'Shea. When this psychic teen leads a city of 21st century American survivalists out from under an oppressive regime, he puts the escape plan at risk by trusting the mysterious god-like David Ronel. With Ronel's ulterior motives under suspicion, Bram’s loyalties questioned, and a mutiny imminent, this large group of outcasts faces multiple problems. What should have been a two-week journey lasts for months as they engage in battles against new enemies. Bram’s unusual abilities and a special weapon supplied by Ronel help them overcome obstacles but can they reach the "Promised Land" before time runs out?
REVIEW: OUT OF EXODIA by Debra Chapoton
[EXODIA LEDGERS #2]
This engrossing saga breathlessly continues, as young Dalton Battista evolves into the promised, prophesied, Bram O'Shea (yes, an anagram), redeemer of society's downtrodden culture. Of course, nothing ever runs smoothly when evil is involved, and so there are untrustworthy colleagues as well as brutal opponents. This series is destined, in my opinion, for high popularity.