DISPLACED — A YA Sci-Fi Novel
TO BE PUBLISHED IN 2020
Children from the Constantinople refugee camp have vanished. Sixteen-year-old Fortuna Noble refuses to be the next missing victim. Convinced the part-human part-machine Compu-animates are the ones behind it all, she looks for a way to prove it, but can’t. The only thing she does know is the cyborgs want her necklace. On the side of the pendant is the date 359 C.E. She decides to travel from 2086 to the date on her golden chain, where limestone hieroglyphics tell of similar disappearances.
There she meets four teenage time travelers hunting the same enemy. They’ve come to undermine the Animates power, but that won’t help Fortuna learn the truth about the disappearances back home. Then the Roman Persian War gets in the way and her tools from the future malfunction. It isn’t until Fortuna is thrown together with a young desert dweller from the barren plains of Mesopotamia that she begins to suspect it’s her lucky charm, the golden necklace, is to blame. That’s when love leads her to do the wrong thing.