Into Shadow looks at what the world could be likein another 200 years. There are high points (incredible advances intechnology)... and low points (cities in ruins after years of world wars andclimate change). It's 2259 and the entire planet has been changed by themelting of the polar ice sheets. As the land was overrun by water, countries ran out of room for their populace. The need for more landeventually led to the 3rd World War - a global conflict that lastedthirty years and drastically changed the political landscape and thephysical environment. Many countries banded together for protection and power,including the former countries of Canada, Mexico, and the United States ofAmerica, which are now collectively known as the North American Alliance.
The North American Alliance is led by President Walker: awar hero, a widower, and a father. His nineteen-year-old daughter Poppy serves as First Lady until she finds herself caught in the middle of a government takeover anddodging assassins. She is forced to go on the run and iscompletely on her own for the first time. Hiding from the assassins and robotic soldiers (mechs) who want to eliminate her, Poppy finds an ally who helps her escape to the war-torn ruins of Denver.The city was bombedextensively during the war, leading to destruction so complete that the area, like many cities attacked during the war, was deemeduninhabitable and the evacuated citizens never returned. But what few peopleknow is that the neglected cities are not empty after all.
Not just dystopian fiction, "Into Shadow" is also a coming of age storythat examines social issues from a near-future perspective.
From the Author
As a full-grown adult, I love reading young adult fiction; I especially enjoy dystopian and post-apocalyptic novels.So it only made sense that when I finally decided to start writing down thestories that are always running through my head I would start by writing withthe YA dystopian genre in mind. Don't feel like you have to ignore the book if you're alittle older than the typical YA age range, though. I've heard from readersranging in age from 14 - 60+ that they are already hooked on the book and can'twait to see what happens next. There's action, excitement, politics, drama... andjust a touch of (clean) romance. Enjoy!