Two decades before the events of Partials, the world was locked in a different battle for survival: a global war for the last remaining oil reserves on the planet. It was for the Isolation War that the American government contracted the ParaGen Corporation to manufacture the Partials—our last hope in reclaiming energy independence from China. And it was on these fields of battle that the seeds of humanity’s eventual destruction were sown.

Isolation takes us back to the front lines of this war, a time when mankind’s ambition far outstripped its foresight. Heron, a newly trained Partial soldier who specializes in infiltration, is sent on a mission deep behind enemy lines. What she discovers there has far-reaching implications—not only for the Isolation War, but for Partials and humans alike long after this war is over.

A powerful take of our world on the brink, Isolation gives readers a glimpse into the history from which Partials was born—as well as clues to where the Partials Sequence is heading next.

ISBN: 9780062208187 (ISBN10: 0062208187)
75 pages
Publication date: August 28, 2012
Publisher: Balzer + Bray

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“I just want to say that I am so glad I read it. The background is wonderful and the character this story is based around actually plays a major role in Fragments. I would recommend this to anyone who is a fan of the Partials Sequence. Wherever you are in the other books, this will be a read that is worth your time.”
— Timmy, an amazon review

“Dan Wells is frankly awesome at creating female characters. I loved Kira in Partials, and I loved most of the secondary women as well. They are fully-formed people with minds of their own, and they make their own decisions in life… Heron is certainly no exception… I was completely immersed in this story the whole time I read it. It’s very fast-paced and packs a lot of interesting detail without the narrative ever getting bogged down.”
— Bookphile, book blogger at Bookphile