Running the Rift

Rated 5.00/5 based on 1 reviews
A novella for young adults. A rookie Guardian straight out of training and an innocent girl flee a group of relentless alien hunters along the giant rift valley on the surface of an ancient ice planet. An action packed non-stop race through an alien world as two young people fight to survive a group of killers inexplicably bent on their destruction.

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About Paul Broatch

Paul Broatch has had a lifelong fascination with technology and hard science fiction books. He wrote his first novel The Worlds Within in 2014 after being inspired by a TED talk to give something new a try. He followed this with the first in a new series City of Lights in 2015 and a novella for young adults Running the Rift in 2016.

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Phil Lembo reviewed on on April 4, 2018

Really enjoyed this book, and I'm not even a young adult! An action-adventure story that takes you on a fast-paced ride of discovery and danger. The characters, especially the young guardian who risks it all to protect his charge, are better developed than those in many novellas of this length, as is what often seems like the main character: the planet itself. The aliens who share the planet with the human colonists are totally alien, and sinister. What I really liked about the author's approach was that he didn't feel everything had to be spelled out, spoon fed, to the reader. He lets you come to understand this often hostile world naturally, through the eyes of the characters.
(reviewed 2 years after purchase)
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