The Story of a Teenage Refugee Refusing to Be A Victim
A YA SCI-FI NOVEL
TO BE PUBLISHED IN 2020
Sixteen-year-old Fortuna Noble lives in a refugee camp in 2086. It’s hard enough being ignored and feeling the sting of rejection by the Dominators, whose land they squat on. But children from her Constantinople encampment are being kidnapped, and she knows she could be next. Something like this happened thousands of years ago, but the Dominators don’t care; they’re kids aren’t missing. And the other Displaced are too frightened to unite. It isn’t until Fortuna’s father vanishes, and her mother is injured, that she realizes if she doesn’t stop the disappearance, who will? Confident the hollow-eyed part-human, part-machine Compu-animates that stalk their camp each night are the ones stealing the children, she travels back in time to 359 C.E., where limestone hieroglyphics tell of similar strange beings and odd disappearances. There she meets four other teenage time travelers hunting the same enemy. But their tools from the future break down and they have to find help. Then they meet a boy from the steppes of Mesopotamia who hides them along with refugees from the Roman-Persian war. That’s when love leads her to do the wrong thing. Displaced is a Y.A. sci-fi thriller about fighting fate and trying to survive when life isn’t fair.