THE WOODS AT THE END OF THE WORLD
Don't trust fear.
The world ended before Sun was born, but her world ended just under a year ago, when her sister, Moon, disappeared. According to Mama, the Woods shield Haven farm from the decay left behind by the End, but now she hates them for swallowing up her sister. Her curious, starry-eyed sister who dreamed too much for her own good, while Sun responsibly wrote her Archive, chronicling their lives as the last human beings on Earth.
Sun dismissed her sister's bizarre behavior leading up to her disappearance as madness, but when she finds Moon's diary and strange visitors come in the night, she begins to understand far more than she wishes she could. Where her sister found dreams, she sees nightmares. Questions that Mama can't, or won't, answer escape her errant tongue.
The truth she seeks waits for her within the Woods.
Humankind will soon be extinct.
A mysterious pandemic cut through two-thirds of the population in just four short years, and within another four, it will decimate everything – and everyone – left.
As the last days tick by, relentless and ruthless, the reclusive Mason Mild finds himself torn between a peaceful end and a brutal immortality. Between his hopeless, but comfortable days with his family, and something new…something violent and wild.
Have the fang marks above his heel dealt him an early demise or a second birth?
If the world has to burn, then so be it.
What defines a beautiful world? In Auratessa, a kingdom torn apart by two warring species, a scientist named Amaranth believes he knows the answer. He studies with the goal of shaping Auratessa into a paragon of peace, but his research is going nowhere. When a religious cult that knows his real name tells him there’s another way to change his world, he’s unable to turn down their deadly offers.
Soon, he finds his fingers coiled not around textbooks and test tubes, but the trigger of a gun. If he can assassinate each species’ rulers, the cult says, he can claim the magic Auratessa’s original Author left behind. He can become a god in his own right. He can end the war, raise the dead, and rewrite his homeland’s tortured reality.
Alongside Shakaya, a scorned soldier and his childhood friend, Amaranth leaves the life he’s known and descends into darkness in search of light. But is it truly his right to judge all of Auratessa? After all, rebirth requires death.
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