Keywords: dystopian, post apocalyptic, free, freebie, science fiction
Thomas Norwood grew up in Melbourne, Australia. He spent most of his twenties traveling the world and trying not to take things too seriously, and most of his thirties trying to make up for lost time by taking everything way too seriously. As he approaches forty, he hopes he can find a happy balance.
What would you do if you found out everything you believed in was a lie?
There is a rustling in the wind. Lights in the distance. The smell of scorched flesh.
An evil like no other threatens to destroy a peaceful world.
NotSoGreatBritAlbion is a land ravaged by famine and disease. Animal life is almost extinct. People are scattered, living in dread of the dominating Agros that rule what is left of the human race - except for those who inhabit the sterile outpost, Cityplace.
When the Agros cut food supplies and children go missing, the dwindling population become desperate to find a warrior to free them from subjugation. Whispers of a saviour have brought them to the perimeter fences of the capital. Now, starving renegades gather, ready to storm the last haven in NotSoGreatBritAlbion. They want Adara, Catcher of Birds.
17-year-old orphan, Adara, isn’t like the other girlygigs. She has an untapped power, raw and unstoppable. Can she control it to save save the terrified people from a vicious and deadly force?
“If you like action, and science fiction then you’ll appreciate one of the first books EVER that gives you high powered adrenalin with chilling revelations of utter suspense!”
“Think, 'Lord of the Flies' meets the wild children in 'Beyond Thunderdome.”
Whisper Gatherers is a great addition to the dystopian/Sci-fi tradition of authors such as Suzanne Collins, Veronica Roth, Bella Forest, Patrick Ness, Ursula K. Le Guin and Margaret Atwood.
Phoenix Marshall decodes satellite images for a living. He has spent all 30 years of his life in Oregon City, afloat on the Pacific Ocean. He busies himself with work and various forms of recreation to keep boredom at bay. One morning he opens his door to find Teeg Passio. Teeg is the same age as Phoenix, but she’s different; she’s menacingly and enticingly wild. She grew up on the outside. Her mother oversaw the recycling of the old cities, and her father helped design the Enclosure. Teeg works maintenance, which allows her to travel outside the walls. When she introduces Phoenix to her crew, he is drawn into a high-tech conspiracy that may threaten everything he understands. Are humans really better off within the Enclosure? Is the Earth? Are Health Patrollers keeping us safe or just keeping us in?
Teeg seduces Phoenix out of his orderly life, enlisting him in a secret, political and sexual rebellion. Teeg and her co-conspirators, part mystics, part tech-wizards, dream of a life embedded in nature. Then one day, during a closely monitored repair mission on the outside, a typhoon offers the rebels a chance to escape the Enclosure and test their utopian dreams in the wilds.
But when Wade stumbles upon the first clue, he finds himself beset by players willing to kill to take this ultimate prize. The race is on, and if Wade's going to survive, he'll have to win—and confront the real world he's always been so desperate to escape.