Fourth World is a rather complex fantasy tale that takes place upon Mars. In the year 2073 the planet has renewed life and people from Earth have began to inhabit it. Isaak is a teenager whose father has left him and his family but when he starts digging into his father’s things he finds an ancient coin that seems to have come from previous inhabitants of the planet. Stumbling on what his father had been looking into Isaak finds himself traveling back to a Mars of the past that was known as Iamos.
In the past on Iamos the planet is dying and people are living in domed cities for protection. Nadin has been trying to find a way to save her planet but when she stumbles upon finding a Isaak, a stranger to her dome, she believes she may have found the way to save her people.
Such an interesting story the author has come up with Fourth World. Isaak felt like a normal teen that we would know, dealing with school and trying to approach the girl he likes etc. Only this teen is growing up on Mars with his family so things are slightly different already than our planet.
Once we get used to Isaak’s world on Mars though we get time travel tossed into the read and end up on an ancient Mars which actually seems more of a futuristic sci-fi jump. The inhabitants all have technology they rely upon to survive and a world that is like a dystopian read with the planet dying and trying to survive in their world.
Definitely a intriguing read all throughout with the imagination involved in this tale. I would certainly be interested in continuing this series with everything that was involved.
I received a copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.