The Continent (Continent Series #1)

The Continent (Continent Series #1)

by Keira Drake


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“Have we really come so far, when a tour of the Continent is so desirable a thing? We’ve traded our swords for treaties, our daggers for promises—but our thirst for violence has never been quelled. And that’s the crux of it: it can’t be quelled. It’s human nature.”

For her sixteenth birthday, Vaela Sun receives the most coveted gift in all the Spire—a trip to the Continent. It seems an unlikely destination for a holiday: a cold, desolate land where two “uncivilized” nations remain perpetually locked in combat. Most citizens lucky enough to tour the Continent do so to observe the spectacle and violence of war, a thing long banished in the Spire. For Vaela—a talented apprentice cartographer—the journey is a dream come true: a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to improve upon the maps she’s drawn of this vast, frozen land.

But Vaela’s dream all too quickly turns to a nightmare as the journey brings her face-to-face with the brutal reality of a war she’s only read about. Observing from the safety of a heli-plane, Vaela is forever changed by the bloody battle waging far beneath her. And when a tragic accident leaves her stranded on the Continent, Vaela finds herself much closer to danger than she’d ever imagined. Starving, alone and lost in the middle of a war zone, Vaela must try to find a way home—but first, she must survive.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780373212392
Publisher: Harlequin
Publication date: 01/03/2017
Series: Continent Series , #1
Edition description: Original
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.52(w) x 9.51(h) x 1.08(d)
Age Range: 13 - 17 Years

About the Author

Keira Drake is a full-time author and enjoys writing poetry and music in addition to novels. She is an avid gamer with a soft spot for titles that feature epic and astounding storytelling (favorite series include Fallout, Assassin's Creed, Prince of Persia, and Halo). When not writing or gaming, Keira is likely reading, napping, golfing, drawing, or spending time with her sweet, sassy daughter. She lives in Utah and loves it, but is a native Californian and will remind you of that fact at every opportunity.

Fiona Hardingham is a British-born actress, singer, voice-over artist, and AudioFile Earphones Award-winning narrator. On stage, she appeared at the Edinburgh Festival in her comedic one-woman show The Dark Show. She has also starred in the dark-comedy short film The Ballerino. She earned a BA honors degree in performing arts from Middlesex University, London, and also studied at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts.

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The Continent 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
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This book was so much fun!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was hooked I could not put it down, but kind of left me hanging. I'm not sure if there is going to be a nother book ? It was left open for more . ?
K_P_Knupp More than 1 year ago
Yessss!!! I loved everything about this story!
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