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Don't walk behind me; I may not lead. Don't walk in front of me; I may not follow. Just walk beside me and be my friend.

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

on two fronts... The Resistance (The Union #5) by T.H. Hernandez

While training for their ultimate mission to take down the Uprising, tragedy strikes, turning Evan’s and Cyrus’s world upside down. Before they can recover, they discover someone in their ranks is working against them.


Release Date: February 25th, 2020

Suddenly battling on two fronts, fighting back is about to be twice as hard.

Living in an encampment in the Ruins, life is harsh for most Unis in the Resistance, but for Cyrus and the other Ruins survivors, it’s just more of the same. While training for their ultimate mission to take down the Uprising, tragedy strikes, turning Evan’s and Cyrus’s world upside down. Before they can recover, they discover someone in their ranks is working against them.

Facing tougher odds than they ever imagined, the group realizes the only hope they have of saving the world they know is to find help.

When no one is above suspicion, even accomplishing everyday tasks is fraught with danger, but seeking out reinforcements could mean the end of the Resistance and all of them along with it.

From us to them

Every day it seems like maybe we’re just a little bit closer to the dystopian world of The Union series. In THE UNION, the events kick off 150 years after a second civil war decimates most of the interior of what used to be the United States. In my fictional world, climate change became severe enough that the governments of the world felt they had no choice but to act. In the United States, where personal freedoms are valued more than almost anything, the restrictions the government was enacting were too much for some people.

Violent protests escalated and the government cracked down on gun ownership, which, in turn spawned more violence, leading to the first shot being fired in the second civil war in the 2040s; not far off from where we are now.

When the war ended, the devastation was so complete, the survivors moved to the coasts where water could be desalinated for drinking, leaving the center of the country mostly uninhabited. The survivors built up instead of out, creating a towering society that steps down as it approached the beaches, resembling the hillside towns of Europe, such as Cinque Terra in Italy.

Because the survivors believed man was responsible for climate change, they built their new society, known as The Union, with green energy and sustainable farming. But they didn’t stop there. To prevent anyone in the future from using dirty power again, they bombed all the power plants in the interior of the country, further ruining that land for decades.

The United States, being the world’s number one economy, obviously impacted the global economy with its collapse, leaving a fractured Earth, with most countries focused solely on their own survival.

How much would it take to get from where we are today to this dystopian/utopian future? A lot of anger and division within the United States and government overreach. Unfortunately, I’m not sure that’s as fantastical an idea as it was when I first conceived it ten years ago.

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About the author:
T.H. Hernandez is the author of young adult books. The Union, a futuristic dystopian adventure, was a finalist in the 2015 San Diego book awards in the Young Adult Fiction category.

She loves pumpkin spice lattes, Game of Thrones, Comic-Con, Star Wars, Doctor Who marathons, Bad Lip Reading videos, and all things young adult, especially the three young adults who share her home.

When not visiting the imaginary worlds inside her head, T.H. Hernandez lives in usually sunny San Diego, California with her husband and three children, a couple of cats, and a dog who thinks he's a cat, affectionately referred to as "the puppycat."

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Linda Romer said...

Looking forward to starting this series, thank you.

Dale Wilken said...

Series sounds great.

Rita Wray said...

Sounds like a good book.

kim hansen said...

Sounds like a good read.

Julie Waldron said...

Interesting cover, thanks for the chance.

Debbie P said...

This sounds like a cool series.

Sherry said...

Sounds like a very good read.

James Robert said...

It has been great hearing about your book and although I am not the reader myself, my 2 sisters and 2 daughters are. They love hearing about the genre's they like and me helping them get to find books they will enjoy. Thanks for sharing!

Debra Branigan said...

Love the cover art for this series. I am not familiar with this series, but it sounds like a great YA dystopian read. Best wishes on the the series and the new release.

Anna Josefin Bergman said...

Sounds interesting.

Bridgett Wilbur said...

Great cover.

Amy Woolard said...

This sounds like a darn good series!!