I have a confession.
For the longest time, I didn’t know what dystopian meant. But freedictionary.com defines dystopia as this:
An imaginary place or state in which the condition of life is extremely bad, as from deprivation, oppression, or terror.
So when Peter R. Stone contacted me to let me know his novel, Forager, is now available, I knew what kind of novel he’d written.
And Dystopian is a hot genre to be reading right now. Thank you, Hunger Games.
I know Peter from FaithWriters and I let him know that I’d let you know Forager is available. Young adults especially love novels like this, and they are typically hard to buy for. So let this be an idea for Christmas.
Here’s what Forager is about.
Eighteen-year-old Ethan Jones lives in Newhome, a town built upon the decaying ruins of post-apocalyptic Melbourne, ruins haunted by the ferocious Skel, a nomadic tribe of degenerate savages.
The Skel are ramping up their attacks on Newhome’s foraging teams and infesting Melbourne’s ruins in ever greater numbers. Is this part of a larger plan that could spell the town’s doom?
Meanwhile, the last thing Ethan expects when he and his companions rescue a two-car convoy from the Skel is a Japanese teenage girl with an outlandish dress-sense, who after they take her back to Newhome, goes to great lengths to ingratiate herself into his life. But is it in gratitude for saving her life or is she seeking something more?
And what a quandry she places him in, for he knows the rules, that no man is permitted to be alone with an unmarried woman. But how can he drive such a gentle soul away when she touchs his heart so deeply, even though she clearly carries the pain of a broken heart.
At the same time, Newhome’s police force, the Custodians, are suspicious of Ethan’s foraging team’s successes and are pulling out the stops to find out which member of his team has the illegal mutant ability that gives them an edge over the other teams. Should these peacekeepers discover Ethanis the mutant they seek, they will haul him away and dissect him like a frog.
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To purchase Forager as a paperback, click here.
To preview the first four chapters, click here.