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Two decades before the events of Partials, the world was locked in a different battle for survival: a global war for the last remaining oil reserves on the planet. It was for the Isolation War that the American government contracted the ParaGen Corporation to manufacture the Partials—our last hope in reclaiming energy independence from China. And it was on these fields of battle that the seeds of humanity's eventual destruction were sown.
Isolation takes us back to the front lines of this war, a time when mankind's ambition far outstripped its foresight. Heron, a newly trained Partial soldier who specializes in infiltration, is sent on a mission deep behind enemy lines. What she discovers there has far-reaching implications—not only for the Isolation War, but for Partials and humans alike long after this war is over.
A powerful take of our world on the brink, Isolation gives readers a glimpse into the history from which Partials was born—as well as clues to where the Partials Sequence is heading next.
75 pages, Kindle Edition
First published August 28, 2012
8 out of 10
— Isolation (Изоляция) #0.5/3
— Partials (Партиалы) #1/3
— Fragments (Фрагменты) #2/3
— Ruins (Руины) #3/3
A decisive blow…could destroy them utterly…Then we must flee in the Rotors.
Blast all devils to hell, and devil women to the deepest part of it.
If you're a Partials fan and haven't read Isolation, I would absolutely recommend it. The back story provided is amazing--what we learned from Kira that she'd been told about the Partials' creation and the hazy references to The Isolation War pales in comparison to watching an actual Partial narrator experience her birth, training, and finally the war itself.
Heron is a fascinating narrator. From her perspective, the folly of humans in considering the Partial race machines is blatant, even when Heron herself remains too young and inexperienced to personally note their ignorance. She is, in my friend's terms, "a strong independent woman who don't need no man." She's not a man-hater, nor even really a people-hater. Honestly, I believe she's a psychopath. As the perfect espionage unit, a healthy dose of psychopathy was likely included in her genetic makeup... only to backfire on the short-sighted humans who created her.
A fascinating, entertaining must-read.