The Story of a Teenage Refugee Who Refuses to Give Up
To be published in 2021
by Derek Leinweber
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Fortuna Noble is a sixteen-year-old growing up in 2080, confined by an electromagnetic fence in a Constantinople refugee settlement. Like others in her camp, the Dominators have implanted a chip in her head so her every move is known. But when the Displaced children start disappearing, the Dominators don’t do anything about it because they don’t care and the Displaced are too afraid to act. Fortuna becomes desperate, especially after her Papá disappears. Always told what she can and can’t do, Fortuna finds herself in a position where she has to act alone before she becomes the next victim.  

Reluctantly she hypercharges back in time to 359, where artifacts tell of similar abductions by strange beings. They were stopped back then. Fortuna has to learn how. But she finds herself in s world where her tools from the future break down, and she’s left stranded. Then she meets up with four other teenage time travelers. Together, they stumble upon a boy from the barren plateaus of Mesopotamia who hides them with refugees from the Roman-Persian War. Nothing goes as planned. And love leads Fortuna to do the wrong thing.

Displaced is a YA sci-fi thriller about fighting fate when life isn’t fair.