The first book in the fast-paced action-adventure, The Rift
Uprising trilogyâ€”an enthralling mix of speculative fiction
and military thrillerâ€”in which a young soldier comes to
question the monsters she's trained to fight against . . .
and the monsters she fights for
Ryn Whittaker is a Citadel: an elite, enhanced soldier
specially chosen to guard a Rift, a mysterious and dangerous
portal to alternate Earths scientists cannot control or
close. Trained from the age of fourteen, Ryn can run faster,
jump farther, and fight better than a Navy SEALâ€”which is
good when you're not sure if a laser-wielding Neanderthal
or an axe-wielding Viking is trying to make it through the
Rift and into her world.
But the teenager's military
conditioning and education have not prepared her for the boy
who crosses throughâ€”a confused young man, seemingly lost and
alone. Because while there's an immediate physical
attraction, it's his intelligence and curiosity that throws
Ryn off balance. The stranger asks disturbing questions
about the Rift that Ryn herself has never
consideredâ€”questions that lead her to wonder if everything
about her life and what she's been told these past six
years has been a lie. Are the Rifts as dangerous as her
leaders say? Should her people really try to close them . .
. or learn how to travel through them?