After the Green Withered: Special Edition with Books One and Two
by Kristin Ward Publish: Jan 27, 2019Science FictionTeen & Young Adult
This special edition includes After the Green Withered, 2018 Best Indie Book Award Winner in Young Adult Fiction, and the sequel, Burden of Truth!
The face of the country changed forever when the rain stopped falling and the green withered. Now water is the global currency and one power controls it all.
After the Green Withered introduces Enora Byrnes, a young woman living in the aftermath of worldwide drought. Her life is dominated by regulations and duty to family and society. After transitioning from student to working member of the community, she becomes part of an entity that controls everything from water credits to borders. But experience is a great teacher, and it becomes clear that not all is as it seems. As Enora delves deeper into the outside world, she will be faced with startling truths and frightening realities. In the end, she must decide how far she will go to retain her humanity.
In Burden of Truth, a choice is made, both irrevocable and dangerous. Joining the resistance was the first step. The ones that follow are infinitely harder.
Enora Byrnes leaves the control of the DMC and joins a band of rebels living on the fringes of society. Now she will come face to face with the harshness of a community struggling to survive in a world controlled by those who will stop at nothing to hunt them down. She has become a traitor, a weapon for the rebellion. But, in this world, there is no black and white, no blatant lie or irrefutable truth. Enora finds herself somewhere in between. With every action she takes, the lines between right and wrong become blurred.
Armed with knowledge and experience, Enora must choose which path to follow: the one that could bring hope for the future or the one that could bring a powerful entity to its knees.
“Extremely believable story of a possible future for humanity and our planet, told through the voice of a young woman trapped within a system that is turning her into someone she doesn't wish to become. Well written and riveting.” ~Goodreads Review
“After the Green Withered by Kristin Ward is an expertly penned book with a unique and interesting concept of a devastated world.”~Amazon Review
“This is a horrifying dystopian society. Horrifying because I could see this happening realistically.”~Amazon Review
“This is a dystopian book full of suspense and great world building. It was a page-turner for sure. I really enjoyed it and can't wait to read more!”~Amazon Review
“Full of suspense, this absorbing story is difficult to put down once begun.” ~ Goodreads Review
“A gripping read that kept me on the edge of my seat.”~Goodreads Review "I am equally in love with and completely terrified by this sequel. The first book was frightening but the revelations of the second book made it so much scarier." ~Amazon Review
"Burden of Truth is the second in this series and Kristin Ward did not disappoint as she shows the reader a completely different side to the story. Very well written, well thought out and well researched, the book compels the reader to reflect, think and perhaps wake up and realize that it is not the future mentioned, but it is also the present slowly getting there." ~Amazon Review
"In a word-Amazing! This was quite the ride! Just when I thought I had the plot figured out, there was another twist!" ~Amazon Review
"With The Burden of Truth, Ms. Ward has fully come into her own as a writer. The character development that was a highlight of After the Green Withered continues in this sequel, with new insights into Enora and a host of both new and returning characters. The reader is drawn into Enora's plight and the difficult moral decisions she must grapple with as she dives deeper into the resistance and uncovering the secrets within her world. The action is vivid and quick-paced, this book is definitely a page turner!" ~Amazon Review
BIOGRAPHY Kristin Ward is an award-winning author from Connecticut. She embraces her inner nerd regularly, geeking out with SciFi flicks or quoting 80s movies while expecting those around her to chime in with appropriate rejoinders. As a nature freak, she can be found wandering the woods - she may be lost, so please stop and ask if you see her - or chilling in her yard with all manner of furry and feathered friends. Often referred to as a unicorn by colleagues, in reality, the horn was removed years ago, leaving only a mild imprint that can be seen if she tilts her head just right. A lifelong lover of books and writing, she dreamed of becoming an author for thirty years but lazed about and didn’t publish anything until 2018. Her debut novel, After the Green Withered, is the first of other stuff you should probably read.
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