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  • The Ferryman
  • The Ferryman
  • The Ferryman
  • The Ferryman
  • The Ferryman

The Ferryman

Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror , Science Fiction & Fantasy
Paperback Published on: 02/05/2024
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The Ferryman
A Highlight of 2024 and Standout in the Sci-Fi/Fantasy Genre
This book was incredible! Any preconceptions you have, prepared to be shocked. Twist after twist, jaw-dropping reveals and edge of the seat sequences made ... READ MORE
Leigh  Boyle
The Ferryman
Buckle up - it's an exhilarating ride.
Now this is my kind of sci-fi. I feel this book has a mass appeal to many audiences. The sci-fi fans, the thriller fans, the character-focused fans, and pe... READ MORE
India - Exeter Roman Gate
The Ferryman
The World is Not The World
Justin Cronin's "The Ferryman" will both enthrall and keep you completely in the dark about the true going-ons, until he suddenly turns on the light and yo... READ MORE
Riddler
The Ferryman
A compelling read
The worldbuilding was masterful, and I enjoyed being pulled into the mystery at the heart of prospera. I usually guess twists before they are revealed but ... READ MORE
Cerys at Hemel Hempstead

Synopsis

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Passage comes a riveting new saga in which a small portion of the human population survives on a hidden island nation-until one man begins to realize that the truth isn't what it seems.

Life on the island archipelago of Prospera is everything a person could hope for. Founded by the mythical genius known as the Designer, Prospera lies hidden from the horrors of a deteriorating outside world. In this island paradise, Prospera's lucky citizens enjoy long, vigorous, and fulfilling lives- that is, until the monitors embedded in their forearms, meant to measure their physical health and psychological well-being, fall below 10 percent. When that happens, they retire themselves, embarking on a short ferry ride to the island known as the Nursery, where their failing bodies are renewed, their memories are wiped clean, and they are readied to restart life afresh.

Proctor Bennett, Managing Director of the Department of Social Contracts, has a satisfying career as a ferryman, gently shepherding the elderly through the retirement process- and, when necessary, enforcing it. But all is not well with Proctor. For one thing, he's been dreaming- which is supposed to be impossible. For another, his monitor percentage has begun to drop alarmingly. And then comes the day he is summoned to retire his own father, who gives him a disturbing and cryptic message before being wrestled onto the ferry.

Meanwhile, something is stirring. The Support Staff, ordinary men and women who provide the labor to keep Prospera running, have begun to question their place in the social order. Unrest is building, and there are rumors spreading of a resistance group- known as "Arrivalists"- who may be fomenting revolution.

Soon enough, Proctor finds his fate entangled with a cause much bigger than he realized, and the world he inhabits is shattered. Before he knows it, he will find himself questioning everything he once believed, and on a desperate mission to uncover the truth.

  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
  • ISBN: 9781409182092
  • Number of pages: 560
  • Weight: 380g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 130 x 40 mm

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The Ferryman
Intriguing premise!
Wonderfully enthralling piece of science fiction! A must read particularly if you’ve previously enjoyed Justin Cronin’s Passage trilogy. It gives ‘Inceptio... READ MORE
Kavyyaswarupa Rajamarthaandan