A soldier is summoned to the North Pole, days before the year changes, told to fix the great Clock for a celebration. He has no idea what to do.
A girl, hunted for the crime of being born, almost dies out on the ice. She is rescued by the last polar bear left alive.
A library waits for them both, a library built over a span of a hundred years, forgotten in the basement of an ice shack.
The world hasn’t known hunger or sickness in hundreds of years. It has also forgotten love and beauty.
The year is 2525.
Inspired by the short stories of Ray Bradbury, this futuristic novel is set in a world where Christmas -among other things- is obsolete and a Clock is what keeps the fragile balance of peace.
Written in three installments, this is the breathtaking and sensual story of how two unlikely people change the world, and each other, one book at a time. (From Goodreads)
Okay first off, it’s 2525, there is a secret library, the last polar bear, a soldier, and a criminal girl, and add that all to the absolutely stunning cover, and that makes this book a must read.
This book is so creative and imaginative to the point it is almost scary. I could honestly see the future portrayed in this book. I’m reluctant to say a lot about the way the future is depicted in this book, as I do not want to spoil it for anyone. It’s a very quick read, under 150 pages. It is beautifully written and so enthralling, Set aside a couple of hours, because once you start, you wont want to stop.
Thank you to M.C. Frank for allowing me to read and review this wonderful book.
“I mean, they forbid us to learn how to read and write, so we can’t get any ideas from those paper weapons anyway, can we?” The word ideas sounds like a swear word on her lips. “But that doesn’t mean they can stop us from thinking”. – M.C. Frank