- By Martin Rodoreda

Salvage

  • Title: Salvage
  • Author: Martin Rodoreda
  • ISBN: 9781922200624
  • Page: 479
  • Format: Paperback
  • Salvage Excessive mining human pollution and war have left the earth devastated and all but inhabitable to humans A Dome built over the city of Sydney and controlled by the tyrant Silmac protects what is pos

    Excessive mining, human pollution and war have left the earth devastated and all but inhabitable to humans A Dome built over the city of Sydney and controlled by the tyrant Silmac protects what is possibly the last bastion of civilisation.When Silver is abandoned out in the badlands by her salvage crew, she must fight for survival to make it back to safety But she soon fExcessive mining, human pollution and war have left the earth devastated and all but inhabitable to humans A Dome built over the city of Sydney and controlled by the tyrant Silmac protects what is possibly the last bastion of civilisation.When Silver is abandoned out in the badlands by her salvage crew, she must fight for survival to make it back to safety But she soon finds that the Dome no longer offers the protection it once did, as she faces betrayal, makes new alliances and uncovers secrets that will bring her into conflict with Silmac himself.

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    1. I find climate change and global warming to be worrying concerns. This book was centered around that topic AND with elements of science fiction dystopian. This was a great mix of It has drama, romance, betrayal, etc. I read an interview of this author where he said that he wrote this book on train rides, which made me want to read this even moreThe first 3/4th of the book gripped me and I would rate that part of the book a full 5/5. It had a good balance of the character's emotion and awesome de [...]

    2. I recently won a book in a little contest, and I am so glad I did.Title- 'Salvage'Author- Martin RodoredaGenre- Specultive FictionPublisher- Odyssey BooksA woman's quest for survival in a future devastated by pollution, mining and war.The title is short and succinct, and indicates exactly what the novel is about.The story follows Silver, one of the many survivors who struggle to survive in a dystopian Sydney, around 100 years in the future.Other characters central to the plot are Coal, Lead, Gra [...]

    3. Review by SUE PARRITT From the first sentence, Martin Rodoreda’s debut novel Salvage sets the tone for his narrative of a future devastated Sydney, as the protagonist, Silver, reacts to the ominous groaning of the ruined building where she’s searching for scrap metal. Silver is a member of one of the salvage crews that venture outside the Dome -- an immense metal and glass structure that shields the inhabitants from the extreme weather and toxic air found in the Badlands -- where cannibalist [...]

    4. This edition was a Giveaways from the author.A future that is so close to reality the more the story evolves. While reading it becomes hard to ignore our present day culture concerning the downward spiral taking the planet to unknown consequences.An excellent story line overall except a little too much of indecision between Silver and Grave concerning their feelings. Small issue I know for such a wonderful book.The telling point for me was with only 20 pages to finish I didn't know, or want to k [...]

    5. I have waited 45 years to see what I believed would happen to our world, be put in to print.This is a book every school aged person should read. This is a book, every adult should read, although I still feel that the message of what humans are doing to our world, for the benefit of few, would still not get through to those who can make so much difference.This book has the basis of facts as the diary entries, to show what has been occurring in previous years in Australia. I know, at a point it be [...]

    6. I received an advanced copy of this book for review. I didn't know much about the story when I started and I was a little worried that it would be just another zombie apocalypse book, but it was so much more. The book was able to take into account recent disasters and weather trends and extrapolate a terrible fate for humanity. Using the 'flashbacks' of the found journal pages, we are able to see how the characters ended up in this reality. It would occasionally feel a little heavy handed about [...]

    7. Salvage written by Martin Rodoreda is a descriptive science fiction dealing with the destruction of the world, not just environmental but also the breakdown of humanity. Extreme weather changes create havoc globally due to excessive mining, ultimately caused by greed. Silver is the centre of this story, someone you would want to fight alongside. She is fierce, loyal, determined, with a strong sense of justice. A change meeting with an outcast, outed by society through no fault of his own, will l [...]

    8. For me this book had a lot of promise but just ended up been a miss. The exploration of the effects of climate change and the environment came across preachy instead of flowing organically into the story. I like the idea of breaking out the main story with sections of Benjamin's diary, but in stead of keeping with the tone of the book it really just interrupted the flow. Focusing on implementing most of the message in these sections about the dangers of the environment felt forced and didnt read [...]

    9. This is a standout first novel! I found the story gripping and finished it in one sitting. Characters were well rounded and highly believable. I look forward to more books by this author!

    10. A wonderfully entertaining dystopian type read. Fun action scenes as well as strong character development. Highly recommended.

    11. This is an interesting speculative fiction book of our future due to climate change and greed. It follows Silver a survivor in the constructed Dome in Sydney, Australia, and how they can attempt to bring down those who are in power, and attempt to help the others in need.Well written characters and well-paced, and well edited.

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