Fourteen Angels - excerpt from 2011 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Entry

Fourteen Angels excerpt from Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Entry The impoverished Western Federation comprised of eight former Western states is unable to compete with prosperous Mexico to the south Suspicion and fear penetrate this post fossil fuel world with th

  • Title: Fourteen Angels - excerpt from 2011 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award Entry
  • Author: Nancy Erekson
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 141
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • The impoverished Western Federation, comprised of eight former Western states, is unable to compete with prosperous Mexico to the south Suspicion and fear penetrate this post fossil fuel world with the discovery of a new sustainable energy source, collected from Chroms , or humans with chromosomal and genetic imperfections When the Genetic Energy Commission requires allThe impoverished Western Federation, comprised of eight former Western states, is unable to compete with prosperous Mexico to the south Suspicion and fear penetrate this post fossil fuel world with the discovery of a new sustainable energy source, collected from Chroms , or humans with chromosomal and genetic imperfections When the Genetic Energy Commission requires all citizens to be tested for undetected genetic abnormalities, sixteen year old Tova joins a clandestine opposition movement Tova s younger brother, Gabriel, has both Down syndrome and autism He will certainly face energy extraction, which is harmful or even fatal Tova determines to defend him and other helpless Chroms from the Commission Her opposition team, composed of students, travels hundreds of miles by solar train, bike and foot through hostile wilderness to stop the Commission An unexpected romance on the train between Tova and a charming Mexican soldier might have far reaching consequences on the outcome of the planned revolution.After the grueling journey, Tova s anxiety is heightened by weeks of waiting for the slated attack date When she discovers that Gabriel is imprisoned at a Genetic Testing Center near Denver, she strikes out on her own to save him Her progress is stopped by musically brilliant Cass, whose hardcore revolutionary tunes have enraged the Commission Cass detains Tova, believing she has information he wants, until a surprising betrayal unites them Cass joins Tova in her quest to rescue Gabriel, despite the ever present threat of capture.Tova s gritty strength to defy a malignant political regime while maintaining her compassionate nature is remarkable Complexly drawn, the story affirms the value and dignity of human life Fourteen Angels delivers riveting action, layered meanings, and compelling characters.

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