The Grifters kidnap any metahumans—those with superhuman powers—living outside the Academy... like me. Only this time, they missed.
"Thorne does an amazing job showing the complexity of war: the who-is-right and who-is-wrong when both sides have desires that make sense, the pain it inflicts upon generations, the search for truth, and the inner-battle we all must face when choosing which side we will and should fight for... I highly, HIGHLY, recommend this book." ~ K.A. Parkinson, Author of "The Chosen Chronicles"
For centuries, a covert organization of metahumans called the Academy has protected unaware civilians from the Grifters, creatures whose humanity is as deformed as their craggy faces. I'd spent eighteen years ignorant of either group, and of their endless war. Then the Grifters found me.
The Academy whisked me away to safety, and we waited for the danger to pass. Only it didn't. The Grifters, too stupid to know or too cruel to care that I'd left, kidnapped my best friend instead.
It won't take them long to figure out their mistake, but I'm not going to give them the opportunity. Finding Kara means grueling training at the Academy—a sequestered hub of classified operations, psychic powers, and fighting creatures that should only exist in nightmares. We have the weapons, the technology, the brains. The Academists are strong, but Grifters are stronger. They can't even feel pain. But we can, and Grifters are the perfect outlet for releasing that pain.
The Trace is the first book in the young adult trilogy "Whitewashed," following Ella Kepler, a nascent metahuman whose strength and speed is matched only by the enemies set against her.
NEW SECOND EDITION
Evolved Publishing presents the first book in Whitewashed. This young adult science fiction series features intrigue, action and adventure sure to keep you glued to the page.
The "Whitewashed" Series:
- Book 1: The Trace
- Book 2: The Integer (Coming Fall 2018)
- Book 3: The Anamnesis (Coming 2019)
More Great Young Adult Sci-Fi from Evolved Publishing:
- Star City by Edwin Peng
- The Noah Zarc Series by D. Robert Pease
- The Dirt and Stars Series by Kevin Killiany
- The Silver Sphere by Michael Dadich
- Two Moons of Sera by P.K. Tyler
About the Author
EDITOR: For me, editing is taking something I already love and helping it grow. I appreciate thick skin and an open mind. In writing, often both are necessary for success. After all, writing is rewriting.