Would YOU be chosen?
Cam Mackintosh is in his last year of a science degree at Melbourne University when he is offered the opportunity of a lifetime, the chance to help establish an entirely sustainable community on an island off the coast of Australia following a deadly outbreak. The community is presented with a clean slate; a completely new eco-village, protected from the outside world, but with much of the knowledge and technology of today. The community on August Island thrives and is established on modern values of gender equality and cultural inclusion.
In their second year, Cam overcomes his personal challenges and finds love with Freyja. Life is idyllic until Freyja goes missing. Cam follows her to Scotland using Antipodes, an ancient secret, referenced by many cultures throughout history. There he connects with another sustainable community on the island of Lewis, much like his own. Strangers become friends, and he realises he has found his forever home, the place where he is genuinely "of the land". His new friends include Fraser, who shares his passion for sustainable agriculture and Laetitia, a psychologist turned teacher with a challenging past. Despite his contentment, his loyalty and commitment to Freyja continue to haunt him, and Cam travels outside the protection of the communities in search of Freyja and other communities like theirs.
Now with 26 four and five-star reviews on GoodReads, Antipodes is described by one reviewer: While this falls into the ‘dystopian’ fiction genre, it sits nicely next to Kyle Perry’s The Bluffs and The Survivors by Jane Harper. The character development is great and I’m itching to know what happens next! If you ever watched The Beach, or read Handmaid’s Tale or Outlander, there are elements of both in here that make it a totally enjoyable read. (Fairlie, GoodReads).