Author: Trisha Leich
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (September 22, 2012)
Paperback: 412 pages
Buy the book: (Amazon)
Althea and Lucas barely escaped the Others’ clutches in the autumn, and were separated in the process. Alone and on the run from the cruel alien race determined to exterminate her, Althea struggles to adapt and survive in a world she never imagined.
When a boy named Pax appears out of nowhere, he quickly recognizes Althea for what she is – a human/Other hybrid just like him. Althea begs him to help her find Lucas, but Pax refuses, intent on following his own mysterious agenda.
The Others’ presence continues to devour the planet’s resources, and if history is an indication, they won’t leave until Earth is destroyed beyond repair. Althea and Pax sense the only way to save themselves – and maybe their home – is to understand the powers simmering inside them.
Together they push the limits of their capabilities in the quiet Wilds, but are soon confronted with a terrifying fact: no place is safe from the relentless pursuit of the Others.
Least of all their own minds.
WINTER OMENS #1 ExcerptThe obscured sun climbs higher as I haul enough good-sized stones from the riverbank to line my fire pit. My eyes cloud over at least once a trip and I have to stop to keep from toppling over. It’s hard to see much in the snow anyway. I venture deeper into the trees to gather sticks, making three more trips in and out as the sun rises above the horizon. I don’t know how long the snow is going to keep up but figure I should be prepared to hole up for a few days. Unless the Wardens show up first.
A stoic pair of eyes meets mine as I straighten up from gathering one final load, nearly killing me from shock.
A wolf blocks my path, its white and black coat hardly visible in the snow drift. This is the first time I’ve seen one in person, of course, but it looks exactly like textbook photographs.
I stand frozen in place, not wanting to alarm it. The memory of the deer in the Connecticut forest, how our presence frightened it, does little to comfort me. After all, deer are herbivores and the wolf is a cold-blooded killer. Everyone knows that.
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