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Great book and a pleasure to read. Intriguing story line with a well developed plot line and sub-plot lines interesting enough to not appear to be padding. Well written, the book takes you on an entirely believable journey the end of which left me anxious to read more. Highly recommended 5* plus. – Amazon Review
The apocalypse wasn’t what anyone expected–no rising flood waters, no zombies, no nuclear bombs. Instead, monsters. Their sudden invasion left the world in shatters, and now, decades later, all that’s left of human civilization are a few nomadic bands struggling to survive off the land.
Askari was born to this world, and lives, fights, and survives alongside the community that raised her. But when she breaks one too many of the community’s rules, her punishment is severe: leave.
Armed with her bow and blade, Askari sets off alone, guided only by a map and the promise that if she can find a book hidden in a nearby town, then she can return. But what can one person do alone in such a harsh, violent landscape? How will she survive?
Askari faces a challenge that will force her to learn not only about the world she lives in, but question what she believes about herself.
About the Author
Ariele Sieling is a Pennsylvania-based writer who enjoys books, the open sky, and trees. Well over a decade ago, she graduated from Monroe Community College with an Associates in Liberal Arts, and from the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill with a Bachelors degree in Interpersonal and Organization Communication with a minor in Comparative Literature. Prior to becoming a full-time writer, she worked first in curriculum development in the non-profit sector, then in corporate marketing.
She writes in a wide range of genres from science fiction to fantasy to fairytale retellings to post-apocalypses. She also writes non-fiction under A. J. Sieling, including books on writing and publishing, as well as essays on various topics that interest her.
She spends her days writing and staring at the gorgeous countryside where she lives with her spouse, a Great Pyrenees dog, and two cats.
You can find out more about her by visiting www.arielesieling.com.