A Young 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, where children from her Constantinople encampment are being kidnapped. But the Dominators, whose land they squat on, don’t care. And the other Displaced are too frightened to unite. Nothing like this has happened in their lifetime, and no one knows what to do. It isn’t until her father disappears, and her mother is injured, that she realizes she may be next. Desperate to stop the hollow-eyed part-human, part-machine Compu-animates who are terrorizing the camp, she takes a bizarre gamble. She travels back in time to the year on her golden chain—where writings on limestone hieroglyphics about similar disappearances by strange beings were found. There she and four teenage time travelers hunting the same enemy go on a roller coaster journey to stop the Animates. But their tools from the future break down. Then she meets a boy from the barren plains of Mesopotamia who’s hiding 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.