New Australian science fiction trilogy
“This book has all you could possibly want: betrayal, animals, action, adventure, and a peculiar love triangle…I couldn’t put it down.”
– Jess, Book Bonding Independent Bookstore
This is an action packed, sci-fi novel with real contemporary issues, both on a world wide and individual basis. It is written by an Australian debut author and is the first in what will become the Kindred Ties trilogy. I can’t wait to read the other two books in the series, and I am sure science fiction enthusiasts, 14 and older, will agree with me.
– Rob, Lamont Books
Keen on animal-human communication? Parallel worlds? Kick-ass science? Diverse characters? * Then check out ‘Convergence’, Book 1 in the Kindred Ties series**. Here’s the blurb:
For scientist Robyn Greene, her laboratory is a second home. Here she searches for the ancient gene that is supposed to enable humans to communicate with animals. After years of failure, she’s beginning to wonder if the gene is a myth. But when she stumbles across a strange genetic mutation, Robyn’s world turns upside down. The man posing as her boss is, in fact, an operative of the mysterious international organisation, the MRI. Worse, they have dark plans to exploit her discovery.
In a race against time, Robyn must track down the individuals with this rare gene before the MRI turns them into lab rats. But when she meets the three teenagers, she realises that protecting them from the MRI is not only about saving their lives. Fletcher, Ariana and Eli are capable of more than anyone realises; they are part of an ancient cycle designed to keep the Earth in balance. A terrible future awaits the planet if the MRI gains control of Robyn and her research before she’s figured out the kindred ties that bind these teenagers.
* We’re talking straight up telepathy, energy auras, evolutionary genetics, LGBTQ+ and POC characters.
**Not included: skin-tight outfits, heroine braids, defunct sorting systems loosely based on Myer-Briggs type.