The Recoverist Quartet is set in the last quarter of the 25th Century in a world transformed by climate change.
The Kind (The Recoverist Quartet Book 1) by Jule Owen
In a world so desperate that people trade their children for food, a girl, cast out from her city for an unknown crime becomes an unlikely hero.
It is 2472. The British Isles have been transformed by climate change into a desert archipelago. The wealthy and privileged have retreated to high-tech walled cities. Those beyond the walls are known as the Non-Grata. They live a precarious, hand-to-mouth existence, surviving on the “charity” of the cities. In return, these non-people must pay a Quota, a tax paid in human life. Specifically, they give the rich something their money cannot buy: children.
Isobel Twelvetrees has been put outside the walls of her city and left to die in the lethal heat for a crime she cannot remember committing. She was saved by someone or something, but when she wakes, the only companion she has is a dog with odd coloured eyes. When she learns the terrible truth about the plight of the Non Grata, she turns into a new kind of warrior. As she crosses continents with the threadbare armies of the Non Grata, in a deadly race against time to destroy the Quota and right historic wrongs, she starts to uncover the truth about herself and what she left behind.
About the author of the Recoverist Quartet series, Jule Owen:
Jule spent many years working in online technology, latterly in the video games industry and is fascinated by science, technology and futurology, which she periodically blogs and tweets about.
Her books are her creative response to the exponential growth of technological innovation in the era of climate change, with a bit of magic thrown in.
Visit her blog: http://juleowen.com/