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It's 18 years after the end of civilization as we know it. Slowly, ragtag villages of nuclear holocaust survivors are being relocated to a new society known as the Alliance. At first it seems like a dream come true to Eric Lloyd and his family. There is work and safety and food enough to spare. But the trappings of civilization wear thin when Eric learns that the violent human impulses that lead to crime and rebellion are controlled by pain chips surgically implanted in the brain. Eric vows to destroy the Alliance. But can he have any hope of withstanding the wrath of the Alliance's Major and his computerized Punishment Mode? And what of Eric's growing attraction to Nicole, a Guardian in the Alliance? Futuristic in setting but timeless in its message, The Alliance makes a stunning statement about agency in a gripping and entertaining way.

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ISBN-13: 9781609088583
Publisher: Deseret Book Company
Publication date: 02/06/2012
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 919,965
File size: 427 KB

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Alliance 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 10 reviews.
FreedomLD More than 1 year ago
This story is for teens and up. It is a action packed fun book. You can not put it down once it is picked up. You fall in love with the characters in the story and you are both happy and scared for them. This is a book about what could happen to us and how would it be if you could create a perfect world. This will raise questions for you to ponder like maybe a perfect world is not so perfect after all. We have problems in our world because we are free to chose what you want to do. What if you were not free to chose there would be no crime no hurting peoples feelings maybe even no litter any where the world be be perfect. But freedom comes with a cost. Freedom can cost us our safety because some one might chose to hurt you. What are you willing to risk for your freedom.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is a classic example of a future civilization that is free from war, violence, prejudice, and most important freedom. It tells the story of people trying to reclaim their freedom and the price they are willing to pay.
bluestar50 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This book really made me think. Lund writes exremeley well and tells a good story. Can we be MADE to be good?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. I picked it up and could not set it down. If you are looking for a good book this is the one to get. Obviously I highly recommend it
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book it kept me up half the night because i wanted to get tovthe en.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this book in paper back several years ago and have read it many times since. Our oldest son is just finishing it, and has really enjoyed it. I have had people come to our home, start it and then take it home to finish. Thought provoking and great to read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow good
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is so real! Just like it was pulled out of the papers in 20 years. Serves as a lesson in freedom, self-control, and the possible dangers of the misuse of technology. I read it to my kids, and they still talk about it. WAY high recommendations!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Gerald Lund is a great writer of mormon fiction, I loved this book and his, "Fire of the Covenant," that was great as well. This Sci-fi dystopia was a real thought provoker about agency in a world where all crime and violence has dissapeared in Shalev, the most populated city in the Alliance of Four cities, located in the remains os what was once called Montana before the nuclear war that destroyed most of civilization and the known world 18 years before. Though this peace seems like a wonderful thing at a glance or from a distance, more is revealed when one is forced to live it. Every citizen in Shalev is implanted with chip that forces them to not act violent, bad, or even feel anger. As this book progresses, you come to the realization that one is not truly good if one acts that way, but only if one chooses to act that way of their own free will.