So, last night I finished Aliens Stole My Socks. I liked the book, but I didn't get into it as much as I normally get in to my novels, so it's almost with a sense of relief that I put it aside and get ready to work on Betraying Eden.
As always,because I know you all love to hear me talk forever about the books I'm working on, I'm going to give you a short run down on the book I'm about to dive in to.
When the world broke out in yet another war, every nation was forced in to the fighting. Japan fought alongside China against France, Canada and the US fought each other with the UK taking Canada's side, and Mexico giving US all of their support. There wasn't a continent or country that wasn't effected by the violence that ravaged the earth. And the result was a bomb that was set off that poisoned the very air we breath.
The seven major corporations of the world acted quickly, and designed an air filter that would save the population, and installed them in underground shelters. They weren't large enough for everyone, and soon most of the population had been wiped out, and the landscape that was once rich with greenery was barren.
The underground shelters worked temporarily, but it wasn't long before people began to long to be outside. Seven cities were designed and built, each with a large dome to hold the poison at bay, and each outfitted with the air filter that would allow the residents inside the dome to survive. Then those corporations each claimed a city as their own, then declared themselves a monarchy.
It has been 150 years since the cities were built, and once more the population is growing too quickly for the domed cities. In order to moderate the people living within the cities, each one imposed a rent that those living within must pay each month to remain a resident. If this rent is even a day late, the resident is evicted with only a single canister of air to get them to the next city.
Charlie has been evicted from four different cities in her life. Her father, once a minor nobleman in Camelot, had lost all of his money, and has recently fallen ill. Now she has to care for him while trying to find the money to pay for both of their rents. Life hasn't been easy, and Kai, the guy who seemed to be infatuated with her, wasn't making it any easier. She doesn't know how to tell him that she's been taking care of herself for years, and she doesn't need his help.
Mordecai is the son of the King of Eden. His father doesn't approve of him and his forward thinking ways, but he refuses to not name him the heir. Instead he keeps all the power out of Mordecai's hands, and Mordecai has to find other ways of helping those he thinks deserves it. But on one of his trips to Snake's Ridge, he finds Charlie. He's fascinated by her. She seems so strong, despite everything that's happened to her, and he doesn't know what to make of it.
He does everything in his power to help her, usually making things worse, until one day he get's them evicted due to criminal charges. The trial, presided over by his cousin, ended with them charged as guilty and kicked out of the city.
Charlie brings them to one of the underground shelters, which has become a refuge for those that can't stay within the city, but finds themselves in the middle of a hostage situation. Now their separated, and neither sees a way of getting back home.
Alright, that's Betraying Eden. I can't wait to see how the first draft turns out.
How is your nano project coming along?
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