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The Scorpion Rules

Erin Bow

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Description:

In the future, the UN has brought back an ancient way to keep the peace. The children of world leaders are held hostage-if a war begins, they pay with their lives. Greta is the Crown Princess of the Panpolar Confederacy, a superpower formed of modern-day Canada. She is also a Child of Peace, a hostage held by the de facto ruler of the world, the great Artificial Intelligence, Talis. The hostages are Talis's strategy to keep the peace: if her country enters a war, Greta dies. The system has worked for centuries. Parents don't want to see their children murdered. Greta will be free if she can make it to her eighteenth birthday. Until then she is prepared to die with dignity, if necessary. But everything changes when Elian arrives at the pretecture. He's a hostage from a new American alliance, and he defies the machines that control every part of their lives-and is severely punished for it. Greta is furious that Elian has disrupted their quiet, structured world. But slowly, his rebellion opens her eyes to the brutality of the rules they live under, and to the subtle resistance of her companions. And Greta discovers her own quiet power. Then Elian's country declares war on Greta's and invades the prefecture, taking the hostages hostage. Now the great Talis is furious, and coming himself to mete out punishment. Which surely means that Greta and Elian will be killed...unless Greta can think of a way to save them.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Madeleine Maby

Length:

10h 21m


Chapters

Free Sample

03:55

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:50


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:55


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

19:32


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

22:23


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

21:50


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

16:57


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

10:48


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

25:33


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

22:48


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

25:16


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

13:24


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

19:29


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

20:10


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

22:45


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

15:40


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

23:15


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

21:40


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

16:57


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

23:34


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

19:03


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

22:19


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

22:16


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

11:20


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

27:13


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

15:27


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

28:38


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

15:20


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

27:40


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

22:26


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

12:16


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

15:45


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

21:07


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

13:42


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

00:41