Thursday, May 24, 2018

Blog Tour + Review: The Phoenix Cycle by Bob Collopy @bobcollopy @yaboundtourspr

The Phoenix Cycle: The Best Shall Rise
Bob Collopy
Genre: YA/Adult Dystopian
Release Date: July 21st 2017
The Department of Smoke


The Best Shall Rise

New San Francisco is the last city standing on a world ravaged by storms of ash and debris. The city survived by putting the ideals of the American dream on steroids and inspiring its people to persevere, though they have become ruthless in the process. Its citizens are ruled by the General, who has made sure that his people understand that gentleness and pity have become weaknesses that nature no longer tolerates.

Now Steve and Leslie must choose whether they will apply for the General’s once in a lifetime opportunity to “Rise from the Ashes” and join the Inner Circle that rules the city. If they don’t, they will be damned to spend the rest of their lives in the ghettos of Edingburg, a place where virtual reality has become a government-subsidized addiction.

For Steve, the choice is easy. His loyalties lie with the IRA, a revolutionary army led by a voice only known as “Mom.” They are trying to overthrow the General and free the people of New San Francisco from the cruelties of the City Guard. Steve’s mission is to broadcast a recording of a speech that a famous philosopher died to tell. Many thousands have and will perish to get this message out, but is anyone willing to listen?

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The world has been destroyed and now there is only one city left and that is New San Francisco where the government has most of the city under control by keeping them in virtual realties. They have this station like places where people get into to tubes and their cost of living expense is much cheaper. They are called Tubers.

Application day is coming up for Leslie and Steve where if they get to choose to take the General up on his offer to have a better life for themselves. They will have to give up everyone and everything they have ever known to become a part of the Inner Circle that rules the city.

Steve wants no part of the Inner Circle he just wants a better life not only for himself but everyone else as well. Steve decides that he wants to join the IRA, a group of people that have been working for years trying to over throw the General so that everybody can have a better life and not be controlled by turning the biggest part of the population into zombies so to speak.

The General uses the tubes to keep people occupied; entertained so that they won’t try to rise up against them to keep the people dumbed down so that they will not know what is really going on the world or even care.

The Phoenix Cycle is a great read for anyone who likes philosophy or fans of the dystopian world.

About the Author

Bob Collopy was raised on southern values. A world of rigidity and blind faith. He was then moved to Sedona. A near cult­like world, grown from 1960's flower children. He was then moved to Scottsdale. A world of extreme wealth and vice. He then went to college and joined a fraternity so notorious it was on national and world news multiple times. 

Due to these shifts, Bob always found himself the the semi­lucid observer; constantly confused and adjusting to new and opposing sets of norms few cultures would ever call normal or even acceptable. 

The city Bob has created is a blending of these intense and opposing cultures and the people trying to survive and conquer them.

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