In A.D. 2039, a prodigious 17-year-old, Elliott, is assigned to work on a global software initiative his deceased grandfather helped found. Project Alexandria is intended to provide the entire world secure and equal access to all accumulated human knowledge. All forms of print are destroyed in good faith, to ensure everyone has equal footing, and Elliott knows he must soon part with his final treasure: a book of Shakespeare's complete works gifted him by his grandfather.
Before it is destroyed, Elliott notices something is amiss with the book, or rather Project Alexandria. The two do not match, including an extra sonnet titled "Day Moon".
When Elliott investigates, he uncovers far more than he bargained for. There are sinister forces backing Project Alexandria who have no intention of using it for its public purpose. Elliott soon finds himself on the run from federal authorities and facing betrayals and deceit from those closest to him.
Following clues left by his grandfather, with agents close at hand, Elliott desperately hopes to find a way to stop Project Alexandria. All of history past and yet to be depend on it.
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Such a great read! I don't typically read a ton of dystopian fiction but I do enjoy a good dystopian every once in a while, and it was absolutely fabulous to read the strong Christian element in this book (a rare find in the dystopian genre) I think that was my favorite part of the book! I also loved the thread of romance that was woven into this story.
The writing style was a bit literary for my taste, and there were times that I would have liked a bit more action and a bit less description, but overall this was a very enjoyable story that held my attention throughout!
I was glad to discover this new-to-me author, and would definitely read more of his work in the future. I am looking forward to the next book in this series!