Secondborn

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Secondborn Publisher's Summary

Firstborns rule society. Secondborns are the property of the government. Thirdborns are not tolerated. Long live the Fates Republic.

On Transition Day, the second child in every family is taken by the government and forced into servitude. Roselle St. Sismode's eighteenth birthday arrives with harsh realizations: she's to become a soldier for the Fate of Swords military arm of the Republic during the bloodiest rebellion in history, and her elite firstborn mother is happy to see her go.

Televised since her early childhood, Roselle's privileged upbringing has earned her the resentment of her secondborn peers. Now her decision to spare an enemy on the battlefield marks her as a traitor to the state.

But Roselle finds an ally - and more - in fellow secondborn conscript Hawthorne Trugrave. As the consequences of her actions ripple throughout the Fates Republic, can Roselle create a destiny of her own? Or will her Fate override everything she fights for - even love?

©2017 Amy A. Bartol. (P)2017 Brilliance Publishing, Inc., all rights reserved.
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  • Book 1

    • Secondborn

    • Secondborn, Book 1
    • By: Amy A. Bartol
    • Narrated by: Kate Reinders
    • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,923
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,738
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,746

    Firstborns rule society. Secondborns are the property of the government. Thirdborns are not tolerated. Long live the Fates Republic. On Transition Day, the second child in every family is taken by the government and forced into servitude. Roselle St. Sismode's eighteenth birthday arrives with harsh realizations: she's to become a soldier for the Fate of Swords military arm of the Republic during the bloodiest rebellion in history, and her elite firstborn mother is happy to see her go.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
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  • Book 2

    • Traitor Born

    • Secondborn, Book 2
    • By: Amy A. Bartol
    • Narrated by: Kate Reinders
    • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,024
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 930
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 925

    Secondborn Roselle St. Sismode was pressed into military service to battle the rebel uprising threatening the society that enslaves her. Now, powerful factions conspire to subvert the lines of succession, positioning Roselle to replace her mother as leader of the Republic's armed forces. But the woman who bore her would sooner see Roselle dead than let her usurp her firstborn brother's command.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Boring

    • By Amazon Customer on 05-08-18

    Regular price: $17.49

  • Book 3

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