Labyrinth of Stone by TA Moore
Labyrinth of Stone is set in a dystopian future where thousands of people had been transported from Earth to an alien world, seemingly at random, during the 'Black Rapture,' 10 years previous.
The characters in this book are harsh, danger is real and the consequences of trusting the wrong person are deadly.
Those inside the Reach are soldiers and their families. The ones outside face the possibility of turning into a mutated creature because the food they eat or liquid they drink is infected with what sounds like parasites that very slowly feed off the human from the inside out. Survival is all that matters in this world, and the people here will do whatever needs to be done to protect themselves or their families.
It gave me a lot of room to question what brought them there - and for what reason:
- is it all part of some experiment?
- did something happen to earth and these are the survivors?
- is it a random event that displaced thousands of people and has no real meaning?