Cutting the Bloodline
Not everyone is born innocent.
A generation of defective children were abandoned. They grew up on the fringes, without rights, without a way to change their fate.
Small-time journalist Kenton Hicks is driven to tell their stories, but these are not stories everyone wants told. As he digs deeper, he finds that the discovery of the criminal gene, the foundation of their crime-free utopia, isn’t quite the salvation it promised to be.
Armed with a book that could bring down the government, Kenton finds the country’s future in his hands.
Some see him as a saviour, others as a traitor. Time is running out for him to choose which he wants to be.
A fast-paced, page-turning political thriller set in a future dystopian Britain. If you like stories of political corruption, oppressive governments, genetic selection, the loss of humanity, if you like everyday heroes and are always rooting for the underdog, you’ll love Cutting the Bloodline.
“Cutting The Bloodline is a vivid portrayal of a scarily real future, and the man who risks his life to expose the truth. Insightful, original, imaginative, and a great read.”
Tony Benson, author of An Accident of Birth
What Readers Are Saying…
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and couldn’t stop myself reading ‘just one more chapter’. It was a unique, intelligent storyline that is very well written. You can read it a simply a great work of fiction if you wish or allow yourself a more thought provoking read as the subject will really make you wonder if, or even when, we could be living in this kind of society. It is quite possibly closer than we may think. You must read this book!
The plot grows more complex, the action more thrilling, as the novella goes along. I wish it had been longer! In fact, it’s inspired me to look at more political dystopians. They’re a mirror to society.
★★★★★ Couldn’t put it down……..
Not a book I would usually read, but I read the sample and had to buy it! I couldn’t put it down. I’m just hoping there’s going to be more based around the same setting/time.
★★★★ Entertaining Sci-Fi with Smart Social and Political Value
CUTTING THE BLOODLINE is an intelligent and well written work of science-fiction and socio-political satire. Trevena uses her fiction to entertain and address social issues, some that are very important and tough to discuss. She presents the issues in a way that always avoids being preach but makes the reader think. The only negative, for me, was the world-building. The not-too-distant future never came together entirely, mainly due to the economy of works used to tell the story. The characters and likable and I was invested in their outcome and happy with the story’s conclusion. And while there are serious issues raised in the novella they never overshadow the entertainment value of the story.
★★★★★ You have to read this book!
I read this book in one sitting. I couldn’t help but read just one more chapter…then another one… then another! I don’t want to spoil it so I won’t mention the plot but I promise you that it is a unique story, very well told and worth more than you will pay for it.
★★★★★ I would have enjoyed this as a full-length novel
A lovely debut novella from a talented writer, CUTTING THE BLOODINE is a thought-provoking dystopian fantasy. The characters are well-developed. The story maintains a solid pace that keeps the pages turning. I would have enjoyed this as a full-length novel!
The only reason I gave this book 4 instead of 5 stars is because I didn’t want it to end. I wish this was a full-length novel because the writing is great, the characters are fantastic, and the plot is brilliant!
The scenes are action packed and will keep you reading . . . This is a refreshing plot and begs us to question—that bad things will develop if we are not careful about the policies we back. I enjoyed reading this story and found the characters engaging, and hope to read more about these characters and more stories from Angeline Trevena. Well done!