In a time and place where breaking curfew means severe punishment, Micah tries to reach home safely after being required to work past the enforced time. His excuse is valid, but if the police catch him, the ramifications will be dreadful. To the young man's horror, a police officer pursues him, and the threat of brute force appears imminent. Micah's fears escalate until Jacob, a stranger with unusual powers, intervenes and saves him from the attack.
Oppressed by government law that demands obedience and suppresses questions, Jacob initiates a revolution and befriends Micah. Torn between living the life to which he is accustomed and fighting a government that imprisoned him, Micah is thrown into a battle between society and the law, and more surprisingly, within himself. He must decide if he will join the fight to overcome evil emissaries who heartlessly hunt and destroy any potential threat, or obediently succumb to the corrupt government. No matter what choice he makes, there will be no way to return to his old life.
Inspired by "1984, Fahrenheit 451," and "Jet Grind Radio," Matthew McLean's unsettling tale explores the universal theme of good versus evil for a man conflicted by choice and trust in a dangerous world.
Series: The Disciple Trilogy
For Ages: 12 - 14 years old
For Grades: 7 - 9
Number Of Pages: 236
Published: 19th October 2007
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 14.0 x 1.75
Weight (kg): 0.44