The Story of a Teenage Refugee Refusing to Give Up
A YA SCI-FI NOVEL
TO BE PUBLISHED IN 2020
Sixteen-year-old Fortuna Noble is one of the Displaced living in a refugee camp in 2086. It’s bad enough feeling the sting of rejection by the Dominators whose land they squat on, but children from her Constantinople encampment are being kidnapped, and neither the Dominators nor Displaced are doing anything about it. It isn’t until Fortuna’s father vanishes, and her mother is injured that she realizes she could be next. Confident that the Compu-animates stalking 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 must find help. Then they meet a boy from the steppes of Mesopotamia who hides them with refugees from the Roman-Persian War. That’s when love leads Fortuna to do the wrong thing. Displaced is a YA sci-fi thriller about fighting fate when life isn’t fair.