Beneath rock and soil, trees and oceans, she lies.
Under concrete jungles and poisoned rivers, she slumbers.
She is Mother Earth.
And mankind has turned its back on its mother.
The visions begin on Terran’s seventeenth birthday. Horrifying images pummel her brain, while a voice commands her to see beyond the world she thought she knew and into the heart of it. Gaia has awakened, brought to consciousness by the greed of a species that has tainted every aspect of her being in a tide of indifference. With this awareness, comes rage. Gaia calls upon her children to unleash her fury, wreaking vengeance on humanity.
Terran will emerge in a world on the brink of collapse, to face a being whose wrath is beyond imagining.
This exciting science fiction – fantasy novel by Kristin Ward will be released in 2019!
Kristin Ward has loved writing since middle school but took thirty years to do something serious with it. The result is her Best Indie Book Award-winning YA novel, After the Green Withered, followed by the sequel, Burden of Truth. In her YA SciFi-Fantasy, Rise of Gaia, Kristin intertwines her environmental passions with fantasy elements, creating a world that holds a secret deep within its heart.
She lives in a small town in Connecticut with her husband, three sons, and many furry and feathered friends. A SciFi geek to the core, she is fueled by dark chocolate and coffee and can be heard quoting eighties movies on a regular basis.
One of the first things that attracted my attention to this book was the cover, it seems intriguing and mysterious….Isn’t it?!?! And, upon reading the blurb, I was sure it’s something I’d like to read!!
It was quite an enjoyable and amazing one at that!! It’s my first time reading one of Ward’s books and I don’t think it will be the last! I liked that she addressed one of the most important things that we all should worry about; which is the fact that we are destroying our own planet we really should stop that!
One other thing I liked about this book is that the characters were quite… human, I mean the protagonist named Terran is actually a 17 years old who enjoy nature and would rather spend her time hiking than playing with social media and all the typical other drama. Gaia is, as you may have guessed, like a goddess that represents the whole planet and life which mankind is destroying.
I would definitely be recommending this!!!