Bound to the Flood waters, sixteen-year-old Hilaria McCleod gathers relics from the days when Orleans wasn't divided in two by the Wall and long before NAP-the Name Acquisition Program-governed her beloved city.
But pieces of a lost past do nothing to satisfy Hilaria's desire to escape.
Beyond the Wall lies the land of the Named. There, those who have earned their Name and Purpose live in prosperity on coveted dry ground. To earn her place among them, Hilaria makes a deal with an unlikely ally to reveal dark secrets about her own heart and NAP's true intentions for the future of Orleans. The fate of her city depends on listening to those who cannot be trusted while her own destiny lies in embracing the love of a boy who will drown her yet.
Now is the time-Hilaria will make a Name for herself.
About the Author
Today, Nicole lives on the Mississippi Gulf Coast with her husband and two children. She teaches tenth grade language arts to a great bunch of kids and loves to travel as an excuse to inspire her writing (which it really does).
If you were to ask what her inspirations are, she would tell you T.S. Eliot’s poem, “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock” and Willy Wonka. Yes, Willy Wonka because there’s no life to compare to that of pure imagination.