Today I'm lucky enough to be a part of The Forgotten tour and couldn't be more excited to share with you guys this great upcoming release and all the other fun stuff on the tour!!
About the Author:
Saruuh Kelsey is a young author living in The Middle of Nowhere, England with an addiction to
semantics, literature, and Doctor Who. Saruuh writes dystopian and fantasy novels for young adults
and runs far too many blogs.
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And now for some details on the upcoming release....
Good and goodness will prevail.
Honour and Horatia Frie are twins living in a world of wreck and ruin.
Forgotten London is a dismal place of containment, rationing, and a four-family-per-house regulation. Twenty five years ago the world was set ablaze when solar flares obliterated three quarters of the Earth’s population and wiped out whole continents in one blow. The flares brought
with them The Sixteen Strains: agonizing and fatal diseases that plague each of the forty one zones of Forgotten London and the rest of the world. The only places that escaped fatal damage were two countries now known as The Cities – States and Bharat. The rest of the world – The Forgotten Lands – is contained within borders for the people’s protection against even deadlier Strains outside the barrier. But fifteen year old Honour thinks differently. He thinks that they’re kept inside the fence for other, more menacing reasons. He thinks that States are planning to kill them.
Branwell and Bennet Ravel are twins living in a world of danger and secrecy. In Victorian London, years before the solar flares hit, the Ravels’ world has just been turned upside down. Their father, poisoned by something even genius Branwell can’t determine, has passed away. His dying words were unnerving orders to keep each other safe no matter the cost, and to hide everything he has ever invented. When one of his creations goes missing – a device named The Lux that can generate unlimited energy – the twins are shocked to discover that their very own government has stolen it and, according to their father’s journals, are planning to use it to create unfathomable explosions to destroy their world.
The Ravel twins will have to find and reclaim The Lux if they are to stop their world’s planned destruction, but when they’re transported to an unfamiliar, derelict world, the search for the device
will become harder than ever. Honour and Horatia, against all odds, will have to find a way to stop
States before the remainder of Earth is eradicated and their world is lost for good, or somehow get every single citizen of Forgotten London outside of the fence.
And as part of the tour, Saruuh has been kind enough to share an excerpt from the book with us...check it out!
I roll my eyes, and unlatch the top half of the door. It’s one of those old stable doors. I wonder if this was a stable at one time. It doesn’t seem big enough to fit the giant horses that the military sometimes ride, but I don’t know what life was like whenever this shack was built. It’s older than Forgotten London, that’s for sure.
I swing the door open to look out and see if anyone’s around but the door smacks into something hard. I have barely enough time to glimpse the small band of Officials, and the man the door hit as he covers his bloody nose, before the shooting starts.
Yosiah reacts immediately, as always. He’s level headed as he grabs my arm and steers me back through the shed. The girl is sniffling and close beside me. I take her hand as Yosiah throws open the
back door and we run.
Outside is blindingly orange and on the horizon I can see patches of red and white. There’s an old phrase Yosiah says about skies like these. Red sky at night, sailor’s delight. Or is it shepherds? I don’t know what it means, or why I’m thinking of it now. My thoughts are all fragmented and messed up—
Don’t get shot. Don’t stop running. What are we going to eat tonight? Where are we going to sleep? Don’t get shot. Don’t let Yosiah get shot. Who is this girl and what are we still doing with her? Don’t get shot.
I don't know about you guys, but I can't wait until this series opener gets released! I've put the links below if you're interested in checking this book out for youselves, and don't forget to follow along with the rest of the tour stops, you won't want to miss out on all the fun and exciting stuff the other blogs have got going on! But that's not all....we've got a giveaway!!!!!
(It's recomennded that you download digitally and request a paperback simultaneously so that you aren't waititng to read it.)