When the Silence Ends

When the Silence Ends

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by Jade Kerrion
     
 

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When you choose your friends, you also choose your enemies.

Seventeen-year old Dee wants nothing more than to help her twin brother, Dum, break free from the trauma in their childhood and speak again, but the only person who can help Dum is the alpha empath, Danyael Sabre, whom the U.S. government considers a terrorist and traitor.

The search for Danyael will lead

Overview

When you choose your friends, you also choose your enemies.

Seventeen-year old Dee wants nothing more than to help her twin brother, Dum, break free from the trauma in their childhood and speak again, but the only person who can help Dum is the alpha empath, Danyael Sabre, whom the U.S. government considers a terrorist and traitor.

The search for Danyael will lead Dee and Dum from the sheltered protection of the Mutant Affairs Council and into the violent, gang-controlled heart of Anacostia. Ensnared by Danyael's complicated network of friends and enemies, Dee makes her stand in a political and social war that she is ill equipped to fight. What can one human, armed only with her wits and pepper spray, do against the super-powered mutants who dominate the Genetic Revolution?

America, nevertheless, is ripe for change. Exhausted by decades of belligerence between humans and their genetic derivatives, the clones, in vitros, and mutants, society is on the verge of falling apart or growing up. Which path will it choose, and can a mere human, her sassy attitude and smart mouth notwithstanding, light the way to a better future?

In her quest to help her brother become normal, Dee will learn what it means to be extraordinary. When the silence ends, the celebration of life, love, joy, and hope will inspire feet to dance and hearts to sing.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781481060431
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
12/21/2012
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.34(d)

Meet the Author

Jade Kerrion holds B.A. degrees in biology and philosophy from the Johns Hopkins University and an M.B.A. from the University of Virginia. When not writing or working, she ekes out time for dance and computer games. She resides with her husband and two sons in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

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When the Silence Ends 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
ReadersFavorite More than 1 year ago
Reviewed by Dianne Bylo for Readers' Favorite “When the Silence Ends” by Jade Kerrion takes place when genetic mutants have become feared in society. Seventeen year old twins, Dee and Dum, had been under the protection of the Mutant Affairs Council, but have gone out on their own, because Dum, a mutant with untrained empath powers, was not responding to the training there. Dee, who is human, refuses to believe Dum cannot be taught to control his powers. They only have each other, and Dee is fiercely protective of her brother, unable to speak since a terrible tragedy that occurred when they were only five. While Dee struggles to make a life for them, Dum spends his time listening to music on his iPod, deep into his own world. Thanks to determination and the help of others, Dee and Dum have a chance at a bright future, but they both must step up and take a giant leap into the unknown! Dee is a great heroine, a bit of a smart-mouth, but very strong with a TON of ambition, able to dream and reach for the stars! Dum seemed almost slow, but as I was allowed glimpses into his mind, he became even more complex than Dee. Jessica, another mutant, was a breath of fresh air, dealing well with the burden of her abilities. Jade Kerrion has built a world that entertained me while making me think about the issues covered in her dystopian world: inequality, fear of those who are different, and learning to get along with others! Her creative style captured my imagination!
suteko More than 1 year ago
This book grabbed you by the throat and dragged you through one hell of a ride. Dee, the heroine of the piece, is a strong young human surrounded by those who are not. Almost a simple 17 year old, she is strong of spirit and opinion. Standing up to gangs, mutants, clones, assassins and her own brother she takes charge of her life and her brother's. The story built and built and just when you think it is all lost she kicks butt. Definitely how a mom would want her daughter to grow up. Strong, powerful in her own uniquely human way and loyal. This is a great book for both the young adults it is aimed at and adults who want something clean and fast paced. I highly recommend it. Buy it, read it and then go on for the rest of this very talented writer. My favorite part was how music became a form of communication.
Chkara More than 1 year ago
What a fabulous story. I loved Dee and Dum and their ability to be connected through their 'twinness' even though one is mutant and does not speak, and one is human. Throughout, the story showed the ability for all different races (both human and mutant )to move past their differences and get along. There are clear messages here for everyone to learn to accept others for who and what they are. At the same time to not accept bullies and injustice. I loved that music played such a large part. For me, beautiful music makes my soul sing and my spirit fly. Well done Jade Kerrion, and I very much look forward to reading more of your work.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What a fabulous story!  It follows on from Jade Kerrion's Perfect Weapon, but is a standalone novel and can be read separately from the series.