Unbound (The Omega Trilogy Book 1) by J. B. Simmons is a teen fiction based on the end of time.
Unbound opens with the following: My name is Elijah Goldsmith. This is my story, and the honest-to-god truth. I’ll tell you what I saw, what I felt, and that’s about all I can do. You’re probably going to ask me why it happened. I’ll go ahead and tell you-I don’t know. I figure nobody knows, nobody human anyway. Maybe you’ll ask me how I know it’s true. We’ll get to that, but let’s start with the dream. The dream, the agency, then the girl. . .
Elijah is a senior in high school preparing to go to college, however before he graduates he attends spy school in Washington DC. Although there are many others at the school, he and six other students were selected to be part of an elite team, IAS-7.
Elijah has been having alarming and disturbing dreams about St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, which isn’t logical because he lives in Manhattan and has never been to Rome. In addition, his dreams include a ferocious dragon and the President of the UN, which doesn’t make sense either.
Fascinated by Elijah’s dreams Naomi, another student, wants to help him uncover the truth behind them.
As the two set out to discover the meanings to the dream, they are also embroiled in happenings at the spy school. Nothing is as it seems, and it looks like 2066 maybe the end of the world.
The reader is quickly drawn into the drama and futuristic aspect as the novel unfolds. Even though the story is based on life in 2066, and there are revolutionary ideas, it is still very believable. There are spiritual themes and allusions to the fulfillment of Biblical prophecies.
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