Resentment is 3 of 7 in The Joypolis Series.
Powerless in the face of the increasing number of robots patrolling their streets, Joypolitans repress their anger. But as each day hammers home the loss of their freedom, anger simmers beneath the surface as bitter resentment.
Resentment also begins to smoulder in unexpected places. East Peakers grumble at not being able to communicate with their families. Sapor broods on the nature of human ingratitude. Even Zuriko, at one time so pleased to have Moran’s attention, now feels trapped by his desire to possess her.
Resentment also stirs the hearts of the bravest to plot against the tyrant. In Joypolis’ poorest district, three youths form the first cell of an underground movement sworn to fight for freedom. At the same time, at the highest echelons of society, a Joypolitan who works alongside East Peak’s prestigious AI team is determined to find out how Moran controls his robots. Spurred on by the suicide of the woman he loved, he is hell-bent on turning them against Moran before they become so powerful that the chance is lost.
With utter disregard for his subjects, Moran continues to strengthen his power base. But he is soon to learn that not everything under the sun can be controlled by the mighty will of one man. Setbacks occur. Accidents will happen. But whether they occur singly or all at once is entirely in the hands of Chance.
Can Moran survive the uncanny timing of a string of setbacks?