Artemis V is the only place in the Universe where the purpuran flower, the main component of the imperial royal dye, grows. Beholden to the Empire, the harvesters of the delicate plant can only follow their corporate master’s wishes or starve. Woe to the workers trapped on the unforgiving planet if they fail in their assigned task.
Artemis V is also a planet under a slow-moving, relentless siege which has lasted hundreds of years. Every fourteen months, the Takers steal certain children, ages eight to fourteen, from Artemis V. Every family has been touched. Locked in their rooms or under the watchful guard of their parents, children still vanish in the night. No one knows how it happens or who takes them.
Except for maybe one. Hart lost his twin brother, Toor, to the Takers. His sister, Lanteri, is now of the Taking age. But Hart has a secret: he knows who the Takers are and has defeated them in the past. When his mom begs Hart to keep Lanteri safe, he agrees. The question is… does he really want to?
Written by Jennifer Brozek. Illustrated by Elizabeth Guizzetti. The Prince of Artemis V is a story of hard choices, family duty, and the bonds between siblings no one can break.
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|Publisher:||Apocalypse Ink Productions|
|Product dimensions:||6.63(w) x 10.25(h) x 0.10(d)|
About the Author
Jennifer has been a freelance author, editor, and tie-in writer for over ten years after leaving her high paying tech job. She's never been happier. She keeps a tight schedule on her writing and editing projects and somehow manages to find time to volunteer for several professional writing organizations such as SFWA, HWA, and IAMTW. She shares her husband, Jeff, with several cats and often uses him as a sounding board for her story ideas.
Visit Jennifer's worlds at jenniferbrozek.com
Elizabeth Guizzetti is the author and illustrator of several independent comics: Faminelands, Lure, and Out for Souls & Cookies. She also creates spot illustrations, maps, and character sketches for authors and gamers. Elizabeth has even been known to write a Science Fiction and Fantasy novel or four. Her debut novel, Other Systems, was a 2015 Finalist for the Canopus Award for Excellence in Interstellar Fiction. Her short work has appeared in anthologies such as Wee Folk and The Wise and Beyond the Hedge.
Elizabeth currently lives in Seattle with her husband and two dogs. When not writing or illustrating, she loves hiking and birdwatching.
Learn more about Elizabeth's work at elizabethguizzetti.com