In this "magical, terrifying, and whimsical debut" (Publishers Weekly starred review), a biotech plague reverberates in Ohio Amish country long after the near-extinction of humankind. A young woman must try to save what remains of the human race. "Crafty surprises abound" (Kirkus Reviews) in this sci-fi/fantasy adventure that's "nothing short of a storytelling masterwork." (BlueInk Review in Booklist)
Root is...different.Though raised in a fearful society that reveres tradition and conformity, she's irreverent, outspoken, and deeply curious. Her blindness sets her even further apart.
Centuries after the Reckoning, a global biotech disaster, savage chimeras still threaten human survival. After Root hears a voice that no one else can hear, she flees into the wilderness.
Outcast and hunted, she must confront a dire threat to her people--and unravel the mystery of who she really is.
- Winner, Best Science Fiction Novel (2020): Next Generation Indie Book Awards
- Winner, Best Science Fiction Novel (2020): National Indie Excellence Awards
- First Runner Up, Best Commercial Fiction Novel (2020): Eric Hoffer Award
|Publisher:||Humble Quill LLC|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.38(d)|
About the Author
Many years later while reading bedtime stories to his kids, he fell in love with writing all over again. He decided it was time.
Andy has been a library page, dairy science programmer, teacher, technical writer, and healthcare software developer. He's a husband, father, and nonprofit web consultant living in Madison, Wisconsin.