Author: Alison Lohans
Publisher: Bundoran Press Publishing House
Collapse of the Veil
Bundoran Press, 2010
ISBN 978-0-9782052-6-3, $11.95
Escaping her home routine for a few hours, 16-year-old Katie grabs her bike and leaves behind her cranky baby, her hyperactive brother and a struggling single mom. Flopping down in a field to rest, Katie brushes the branches of a willow shrub and falls into a dying world far in the future. The few people there cling to their lore–the tales of terrible destruction that befell the earth; the destruction that is about to hit Katie’s home very soon.
Far in the future, the young apprentice Seer Iannik will soon become Seer for all of Aaurenan. Yet Iannik’s Sight is flawed, and his unruly psychic powers cause the people of Aaurenan to fear him. Will he be able to help save his beloved land from extinction?
Time travel, psychic phenomena and human emotion all play key roles in the juncture of these two diverse societies. Katie must set aside the normal goals of a typical teenager and decide if she can be the one to help save her two worlds, while Iannik must learn to have faith in his powerful abilities.
Purchase directly from Alison or Book & Brier Patch, http://www.bookbrier.ca/.
Bundoran Press, 2012
ISBN 978-0-9782052-7-0, $11.95
In the first book, Katie, her infant son Tyler, and her friend Lorne traveled a thousand years into the future to a desolate world still recovering from a catastrophe caused by a hole in the ozone layer. They meet Iannik, a young Seer with uncertain powers, and learn that baby Tyler is the long-awaited baby prophesied in the Lore of Aaurenan. Somehow Iannik expects them to save his world and its struggling inhabitants.
In the sequel, Katie and Lorne must convince people at home that they’re not crazy, while navigating their own confusing world of romantic attachments and the future world’s challenges of living without technology. Can Iannik earn the trust of his people as he gives his utmost for their common good? Can Katie and Lorne recruit people from their present-day world who are willing and able to take the risk of beginning a new life in the distant future? If they succeed, Katie and Lorne just might be able to save the people they’ve come to love and cherish–in the future, as well as in the present.
You can purchase Crossings directly from Alison or from Book & Brier Patch, http://www.bookbrier.ca/.