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Nearly two decades after the fall, the transcendent city of Iris is the only place rumored to have a cure to the disease that decimated the world. Beyond Iris, are the remnants of the old world, crawling with the Depraved. Infected with Lethe, they no longer remember the people or dreams they were once willing to fight for, and are left instead with familiar voices that whisper dark and unfamiliar words within their minds. Instinct is all that keeps the diseased struggling to exist another day.

Deep underground, below Iris, exists a compound, prison to the Nameless who traded their freedom for the cure to Lethe. It is here that 736 fights to protect those she loves. Not against the Depraved that she's taught to fear, but against the society that saved her from that fate. She was willing to trade away her rights to regain the ability to form memories, but she won't let the cult that cured her treat the lives of the Nameless like a resource to be used and discarded. At least, not without a fight.

How much is 736 willing to sacrifice for revenge against her captors? For those she cares about? For freedom? Everything has a cost, what would you be willing to pay?

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Product details

  • Paperback | 530 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 30mm | 767g
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1640670009
  • 9781640670006
  • 1,365,070

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"From action packed fight scenes with the zombie-like depraved to heart-wrenching moments when 736 can't find a way to save the ones she loves, Aletheia has everything to keep you reading until the very end. This isn't just an excellent debut, it's an excellent book, period. For anyone who enjoys dystopian or post-apocalyptic stories, Aletheia is a must read." -Beth Martin, author of the End of Refuge.

"I loved it. Characters I could root for and a story line that took me up and down on a roller-coaster. If you are squeamish or are particularly sensitive, this might not be the story for you, but you can deal then its definitely 100% something you should invest your time into reading." -Holly King

"A great read if you're looking for an interesting world, fun characters, and all the feels." -Sydney Nowaski.

"I enjoyed watching our main character growing, both as a person, and into her roles as the story progressed.
It is a brutal book, though, with a lot of trigger warnings, but this only helped to make it more interesting and real. No sugar coating in this world.
All in all I enjoyed it, and can strongly recommend the book to others, both YA readers, adult readers, readers of dystopian, and not." -Anniken Haga.
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128 ratings
4.27 out of 5 stars
5 49% (63)
4 34% (44)
3 11% (14)
2 5% (7)
1 0% (0)
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