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Forager (Forager – A Dystopian Trilogy Book 1) by
The dull drudgery of twenty-year-old Ethan’s life is shattered when he rescues a mysterious Japanese girl from Skel savages while out foraging in the post-apocalyptic ruins of 2122AD Melbourne.
When he takes the girl back to Newhome, she breaks the town’s rigid conventions in her attempts to get to know him, risking the dire wrath of the Custodians.
And though he knows the rules – that no man is permitted to be alone with an unmarried woman – there is something about the girl that completely captivates him.
Meanwhile, the Skel are ramping up their attacks on Newhome’s foraging teams and infesting Melbourne’s ruins in ever-greater numbers. Is this part of a larger plan that could spell the town’s doom?
* This is a professionally edited, updated version of Forager, uploaded to Amazon on 7th May’15. *
* Forager is Book One in the Forager Trilogy. *
“The main thing that I really really liked about Forager was that I was constantly taken by surprise.” — From Trips Down Imagination Road.
“I love that everyone in Ethan’s home is one way, while the Japanese girl he saves is almost the exact opposite. Woman are to be seen and not heard, but this girl has guts like you wouldn’t believe.” — From Journey with Books
About Forager author: Peter R Stone
Peter R Stone is an award-winning writer, winning the Faithwriters Writing Challenge on three separate occasions, as well as frequently being a Faithwriters Editor’s Choice top ten winner. His winning entries include The Medal and Dreams Forsaken.
Peter R Stone, an avid student of history, was reading books on Ancient Greece from the age of four. Periods of interest include the ancient world, medieval era, Napoleonic times, and the Second World War. He still mourns the untimely passing of King Leonidas of Sparta and Field Marshal Michel Ney of France.
A product of the Cold War Generation, Peter Stone studied the ramifications of a nuclear missile strike when he was in his senior year of high school, learning the effects of nuclear fallout and how to (hopefully) survive it. He has ever been drawn to post-apocalyptic and dystopian novels and films, and eagerly devoured The Day of the Triffids and John Christopher’s Tripod Trilogy when he was a child. He is also an avid fan of science fiction, and his favorite books include the Lensmen Series by E.E.Doc.Smith, anything by Alastair Reynolds, and the Evergence trilogy by Sean Williams.
Peter Stone graduated from Melbourne School of Ministries Bible College in 1988. He has been teaching Sunday School and playing the keyboard in church for over twenty-five years. His wife is from Japan and they have two wonderful children. He has worked in the same games company for over twenty years, but still does not comprehend why they expect him to work all day instead of playing games.