Fourteen-year-old Anax thinks she knows her history. She'd better. She's sat facing three Examiners and her grueling five-hour examination on the 2077 Great War has just begun. If she passes, she'll be admitted into The Academy - the elite institution that runs her utopian society.
"A Wrenching, Challenging, Thought-Provoking Wonder"
Ein Land, abgeschottet vom Rest der Welt, am Ende des 21. Jahrhunderts: Anax steht vor der Prüfungskommission der Akademie. Fünf Stunden hat sie Zeit, um zu beweisen, dass sie würdig ist, in diese mächtige Institution aufgenommen zu werden. Ihr Prüfungsthema kennt sie so gut wie ihre eigene Geschichte: Adam Forde ist der Held ihrer Kindheit, der Mann, dessen Rebellion die Geschichte ihres Landes für immer prägte.
Anax thinks she knows her history. She'd better. She's sat facing three Examiners and her gruelling four-hour examination has just begun. After the Great War in 2077, her island Republic emerged from a ruined world. Its citizens were safe - but never free. They lived in complete isolation from the outside. Until one man rescued a girl from the sea, and shook the very foundations on which the Republic was built. It was a time where ancient philosophical questions had collided dramatically with the march of technology.
It's the year 2075. The island Republic has emerged from a ruined world. Its citizens are safe but not free. They live in complete isolation from the outside world. Approaching planes are gunned down, refugees shot on sight. Until one man, Adam Forde, rescues a girl from the sea. Anaximander, a young Academy student, is put through a gruelling exam. Her special subject: the life of Adam Forde, her long-dead hero. What secrets has she discovered and what is her own surprising link to Adam?