Within the last couple of months, fellow Pelican Book Group / Watershed author, Katie Clark has shared with us Vanquished and Deliverance the first two books in her YA Distopian Enslaved series. Well today, Katie brings us book 3 in the series, Redeemer.
In this final chapter of the Enslaved series, Hana is faced not only with a new life, but an entirely new way of thinking. Unexpected friends give insight into who the Greaters truly are. Deciding what to do with this information sends Hana on what may be her very last journey. Ever.
Excerpt: I close my eyes and lean my head against the metal paneling of the transport truck. The constant vibrations rattle my teeth, and when we hit a pothole I bite my tongue. I swallow the salty blood.
Every inch of my body hurts, from the cuts running deep and wide along my skin—courtesy of the barbwire at the prison in Greater City—to the aching muscles from the tumbles over the fences. Escaping a prison riot isn’t easy, as I learned.
A single drop of sweat trickles down my left temple. Lesser City 4 is farther south than the other cities, and without any vents in this death wagon, I’ve never been hotter in my life.
I shift in my seat, but there’s no point in moving or trying to stop the vibrations. Enduring the ride isn’t a choice, and it’s even worse to endure it alone. There’s no one to talk to, no one to commiserate with. It’s only me. I’ve been demoted, and I’ll probably be alone for the rest of my lonely, miserable life. It wouldn’t surprise me if they marked it across my forehead: Hana Norfolk, demoted.
The truck rumbles down the poorly maintained roads for what seems like an eternity. The bounce, bounce, bounce lulls me into some kind of sleepy state. I let my eyelids slide shut and pretend I’m only travelling for an observation visit, the kind I used to go on when I was preparing a way to help the Lessers.
Before I knew there was no help for them.
Redeemer can be purchased at Amazon in paperback & for Kindle and at Pelican Book Group in print and ebook.
You can even get the entire Enslaved series E-bundle for less than buying them individually -- Makes a great gift for the readers on your lists!
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Katie began writing novels while still in high school, and she never let her dream die. Today she lives in North Alabama where she works with children, and advocates for childhood cancer charities such as St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
Katie has sixteen books for children and teens published or under contract. She is a member of ACFW and has worked with children and teens for over ten years in the preschool, elementary, and high school setting, and she spends her free time writing and presenting at writer’s workshops. Vanquished is her first novel.
Well friends if you love YA Christian fiction be sure and check out Katie's Enslaved series. Stay tuned too, because we're going to feature each one of these books all the way through!
Hope you have a Blessed weekend!