Shore of Monsters

Shore of Monsters

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The Shore of Monsters

Seventeen-year-old Sky Calloway knows the basics of recent history. The world was a wonderful, peaceful place – until one hundred years earlier, when a horde of murderous monsters obliterated humanity, driving the few survivors to island refuges.  With all newborn boys ruined in infancy by a monster-borne plague, strong-willed women maintain the human race through medical means and boundless determination. Words like ‘father’ and ‘romance’ have lost meaning. The secretive and restrictive Order guards the small, isolated community, burying the painful past in the process.

When Sky joins a perilous journey to the monster-infested shore to scavenge precious resources, she hopes for the freedom she has always craved. After a horrific monster attack shatters the expedition, Sky must survive alone amongst the evil creatures that roam the dark shore. Her hopeless situation alters wildly with unexpected aid from a very astonishing source. Sky’s subsequent journey leads her toward the answers for questions that have long plagued her. What are the monsters, and from where did they come? What really happens to baby boys? And what does a grown man look like? Mystery, action, and romance abound as Sky faces the most difficult question of all: what makes us human? The answer may hold the key to humanity’s ultimate survival!

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Fall of Darkness (Shore of Monsters 2)

In the exciting conclusion to The Shore of Monsters, Thomas is missing, having plunged into monster-infested wilderness after believing Sky to be dead, on a mission to ferry critical plague research to the faraway Saints in hopes that combined knowledge will produce a new cure. The abrupt arrival of a new foe, the technically advanced Reapers, drives Sky on a journey into the unknown to find Thomas and The Saints. Spared from the plague by isolation and quarantine, and armed with powerful weapons from Before, men and women of the fanatical Reapers are engaged in a mad suicide plan to exterminate infected humanity.

In the company of friends and former foes, Sky undertakes a perilous trek by land and sea to find and alert the women of The Saints before the Reapers arrive, and to reunite with Thomas if he still survives. Although Sky and her companions meet deadly challenges and near-disasters along the way, an inexplicable longing for the one she loves drives the girl forward. To reunite with Thomas and discover where their baffling, wondrous relationship will lead, Sky must overcome powerful new enemies, unexpected treachery, and the ever-present monsters that swarm the shore. Both her heart and the fate of humanity lie in the balance!

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David’s Note: This represents my first series – albeit only two parts. What do you call that? A duology? Regardless, I found that I enjoyed writing strong female characters, and have returned to that theme repeatedly since.