Revelation is the novella prequel to the Divided Elements series by Australian author Mikaeyla Kopievsky.
Set in a future Paris after the Singularity and Emancipation, citizens now revel in a veritable utopia of ubiquitous drugs, alcohol, and entertainment, washed down with full employment, universal healthcare, and affordable housing. All made possible by the Orthodoxy—a new world order where everything is engineered to maximum efficiency, including identities.
But, Lira—conditioned to be a Cleaner—wants something more. Risking detention by the authorities, her thieving ways have put her in contact with an opportunistic Water Elemental and both of them in the path of dangerous secrets about Otpor’s history and its dominant ideology, the Orthodoxy.
With fabulous writing and a fascinating premise, the characters and world-building in Revelation were first-class. Fully immersive and enjoyable to read, I’m looking forward to reading the full series.