Remnants (Remnants Trilogy, Book 1)

Remnants (Remnants Trilogy, Book 1)

by John Hennessy

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Overview

In a single heartbeat, the face of the world changes forever when virtually every living animal disappears without a trace.

When high school senior Darrel Reid wakes up to find his home empty and the neighborhood eerily silent, with the same strange mark on every door, he’s more than a little shaken. Then an alien shows up in his backyard and his life spirals into a living nightmare. Reunited with his two best friends, Maggy and Félix, the trio makes for a natural disaster bunker on the outskirts of town, but a new mark draws them into a house, where they find an unconscious schoolmate—and a trap.

Barely surviving the night, they set out in search of safety, only to discover a landscape that promises a gruesome death, as each passing day becomes more treacherous than the one before. But when Darrel is abducted, a much more sinister plot unfolds, one that leads to a single choice: Fight or go extinct.

About Remnants:

Set in a critically overpopulated near future, Remnants is told through two shifting points of view: Darrel, a gamer geek unprepared for the end of the world; and Maggy, a brainiac tech genius who wields a replica axe from Lord of the Rings. The pulse-pounding action of this apocalyptic YA thriller will appeal to fans of alien invasions, survival stories, and pure sci-fi adventure.

Release Note: This second edition was published on August 30th, 2017.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940152980264
Publisher: John Hennessy
Publication date: 04/18/2016
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 504,696
File size: 15 MB
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About the Author

Born in 1988, John Hennessy became entranced by the world of fantasy and sci-fi at a young age, playing video games and reading books for many long nights/early mornings. He started writing his debut novel Life Descending during his junior year of High School in 2005. He wanted to write something different for fantasy readers, something without any stock copy/paste characters, supreme evil lords, who you never see and who are just evil because they are evil. A story without class-defined skills, mana potions, and the usual D&D adventure group out on the same old quest. He wanted to write a new story that gets away from the stale fantasies with farmer boys, blacksmith apprentices, and peasants who turn world heroes. Oh yeah, and he really wanted to get away from stories with prophecies and 'chosen ones.' After he graduated from Western Washington University in 2011, he hired Sara Stamey, the editing/publishing professor at Western, edit Life Descending (The Cry of Havoc, Book 1), finally releasing his debut after six years of crafting, learning, rewriting, and absorbing caffeine as fuel so he could stay awake at the keyboard. Life Descending has since been praised by reviewers, even earning a finalist spot in ForeWord Magazine's 2011 Book of the Year Awards. Darkness Devouring (The Cry of Havoc, Book 2) has since been released in late 2012. In 2012 he released At the End (The Road to Extinction, Book 1) as a self-published book. Having spent all his cash on Life Descending (sadly without return), the book went unedited by a professional editor. Despite this major flaw, At the End was well received by most. In February 2013, Permuted Press approached him with an offer to re-release At the End and publish the rest of the trilogy. A second edition of At the End (fully edited!) is forthcoming 2013. John now lives in the Rose Lands of Portland, Oregon, with his wife Katherine, their furry feline Phoebe, and their two budgies Lola and Pablo. He is now at work finishing The Road to Extinction Trilogy. Visit his website at: http://www.johnhennessy.net

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