Happy House

Happy House

Jane Abbott

Apocalyptic / Post Apocalyptic / Science Fiction / Dystopia

Through the stillness of a drowsy June day broke the intoning of the library bell, chiming the hour. Three heads lifted quickly to listen. Three pairs of eyes met, the same thought flashed through three minds. "Won\'t we miss that bell, though? I\'ve seen grads when they\'ve come back stand perfectly still and listen to it with their eyes all weepy looking. That\'s the way we\'ll feel by and by," one of them said slowly. "And the chimes used to make me dreadfully homesick! Don\'t those frosh days seem ages ago?"
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Elegy

Elegy

Jane Abbott

Apocalyptic / Post Apocalyptic / Science Fiction / Dystopia

Everybody knows everyone in Kincasey, and nothing ever happens. That's what Jenny thinks when she moves there - until she meets the mysterious Michael Webster.But when Michael gets into a fight with the town bully, long-held resentments simmer to the surface, loyalties are tested, and Jenny finds herself the centre of attention. Her situation isn't helped by a deepening friendship with Michael's stepbrother, Gabe, or her jealousy of Gabe's beautiful but aloof sister, Caitlin.Caitlin is the only one who knows the terrible truth: this isn't the first life she and Michael have lived. They have a destiny to fulfil - and it's time for Michael's powers to awaken. But what use is power if it can't give you what you most desire?
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Watershed

Watershed

Jane Abbott

Apocalyptic / Post Apocalyptic / Science Fiction / Dystopia

Savage and apocalyptic, this is the new world. Devoid of rain, the earth has shrunk to dust and salt, hemmed by a swollen sea. Survivors gather to re-establish order but it's nothing like before. It is Jeremiah's world. Commanded by the cruel Garrick, Jem is a Watchman and hunter of Disses: rebels who dare to challenge the Tower and its ruling Council. Loner by design and killer by nature, he's unapologetically part of a cruel regime until a new assignment exposes a web of deceit, and past sins demand their reckoning. When a young boy elicits his sympathy, and an enigmatic woman his interest, Jem is made to question everything he believes before undertaking one last terrifying mission. Now he must do unto others if he's to take care of his own. In this dark and compelling first novel from a stunning new voice in fiction, it is impossible to know who is friend or foe, hero or villain.
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