Antipodes by T.S. Simons – Review by Ashley Dover

AntipodesAntipodes by T.S. Simons
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The end of the world is coming as a plague has descended upon the communities of the world. Due to the nature of this plague, no one will survive. But the world governments have prepared the locations, the role of each person in each of the communities, and now the people must be chosen.

Campbell McIntosh absentmindedly attended one of the selection processes after his sister, Sorcha, suggested that he try it. After three days of tests, he was chosen to be one of the survivors. Having a terrible dislike of change, Campbell almost refuses, but with the support of his family, he knows that he must go.

Arriving on the island (somewhere off the coast of Australia or New Zealand) as one of 300 people, Campbell looks forward to the challenge of being a part of a self-sustaining community. His expertise is in agriculture which the community will rely on immensely. Campbell becomes friends with his co-workers and a few others in the community. Then one of his acquaintances becomes more than just a friend. Their special place is in a cave which contains a mineral spring pool.

One night this special someone disappears and Campbell becomes the number one suspect in her disappearance. Being a part of the small community, Campbell soon becomes an outcast. One night he goes into the cave and ends up on the other side of the world. How does this happen?

This book has an entertaining storyline as people try to build utopian societies. With challenges meeting them at every turn, how will these chosen people survive? And where does Campbell end up? Get to know the characters and make this spectacular journey into this post-apocalyptic world.

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