The Story of a Teenage Refugee Who Refuses to Give Up

To be published in 2022


Fortuna Noble is a sixteen-year-old confined in a Constantinople refugee settlement by an electromagnetic fence in 2080. Like others in her camp, the ruling Dominators have implanted a chip in her head so her every move is known. But Displaced children are disappearing, while soulless, half-human Compu-animates stalk her refugee camp, and no one is doing anything about it. The Dominators don’t care and the other Displaced are too afraid to act. Then her Papá goes missing. Always told what she can and can’t do, Fortuna finds herself in a position where she has to act, and she has to do it alone before she becomes the next victim.

Reluctantly she hypercharges back in time to 359, where artifacts tell of similar abductions by strange beings. There, she and four other teenage time travelers seeking revenge against the same Compu-animates, find themselves in a place where their tools from the future break down. They’re left stranded in a world where people use camels instead of transporters and believe in mythology, not science. Then they stumble upon a boy from the barren plains of Mesopotamia who hides them with refugees from the Roman-Persian War. But 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