A 2020 Kirkus Review Indie Editor Feature Pick
Told in the style of the hit TV show THIS IS US, the ORPHAN DREAMER SAGA is a modern-day retelling of ANNE OF GREEN GABLES meets THE DA VINCI CODE in a play of fate that will change the destiny of an orphan and the future of humanity.
This second full-length novel in the Orphan Dreamer series—ORPHAN TREE and the VANISHING SKELETON KEY (OT and VSK)—is an ambitious tale where betrayal, harsh realities, twists and turns, and ancient relics converge with angelic warfare and a seventeen-year-old depressive schizophrenic, Daniela Rose Cavanaugh.
Daniela, the Orphan Dreamer, is about to learn that some dreams should never come true. A brainiac and classic introvert, she adores her biological research at the world-famous World War II atomic bomb lab, Los Alamos National Laboratory. But secretly, she has another life: launching a brave quest to save Earth from a supernatural invasion. It’s totally not your normal college-sophomore stuff!
Releasing the power of the Glass Tattoo―her time-traveling device―Daniela slips through time and explores three realities where she must gather critical clues to help solve an ancient riddle: who is Chi Xi Stigma―666, the antichrist―a dark force that plans to eradicate humans by unleashing a ruthless pandemic and instigating World War III, a.k.a., Armageddon. Will the Orphan Dreamer―Earth's newest kick-butt Indiana Jones―solve the mystery of an ancient Hebrew statue found inside the ruins of a bombed World War II–era church in Hiroshima, Japan?
Because if she fails, humanity and Earth may not survive Armageddon―the most deadly war of all time where humans must fight an extraterrestrial army of Nephilim, half-demon, half-human beings currently hiding and training on Wormwood, an invisible planet.