Thunder introduces a world in turmoil after an event called the Sorrows takes place on Earth. People groups form and colonize according to their preferences, gifts, and abilities. A weird symbiotic relationship develops amongst the groups but there is a strong sense that only the gifted will survive.
Selah, the heroine, learns that she is a half-breed Lander on her 18th birthday, which makes her one of the hunted and she must flee for her life. Bodhi, a Lander who washed up on the shore becomes her reluctant protecter. Along the way, Selah is joined by 12 year old Amaryllis, a precocious waif who has been sleeping in the ruins of an "ancient" library.
There is talk of a "Presence" but little is known or divulged about what it is in the early stages of Thunder. The Landers are gifted with a telepathic communication amongst themselves and are immortal unless physically harmed beyond what their bodies can sustain.
I can think of few things more daunting than the prospect of tackling the creation of a dystopian novel series. Seriously.
So I am in utter amazement at the imagination required to create this series. Bonnie Calhoun has managed to write an original and believable world populated with likable characters (and some that really gave me the creeps) facing some pretty wild obstacles. Not gonna lie...the rabbits in particular freak me out...
If you love a rousing post apocalyptic tale, Thunder is just the ticket.
Congratulations to Bonnie Calhoun and thanks to Revell a division of Baker Publishing for getting this fascinating series to print.
Please read on for more about Thunder!
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Thunder (Stone Braide Chronicles)
Revell (October 7, 2014)
Bonnie S. Calhoun
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Bonnie S. Calhoun is Owner/Director of Christian Fiction Blog Alliance, owner/publisher of Christian Fiction Online Magazine, Northeast Zone Director for American Christian Fiction Writers (ACFW), and the ACFW ‘2011 Mentor of the Year.”
She loves to write, but it doesn't make her happy unless there are the three B's...body count, blood, and blowing things up. She also has mad skills at coding HTML, and website design. And she lives in a log cabin in the woods with fifteen acres and a pond full of bass, though she'd rather buy fish at the grocery store. Bonnie shares her domain with a husband, a dog, and two cats, all of whom think she’s waitstaff!
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ABOUT THE BOOK
In post-apocalyptic America, Selah Chavez is crouched in long grass on a shore littered with the rusted metal remnants of a once-great city. It is the day before her eighteenth Born Remembrance, and she is hunting, though many people refuse to eat animal flesh, tainted by radiation during the Time of Sorrows. What Selah's really after are Landers, mysterious people from a land across the big water who survive the delirium-inducing passage in small boats that occasionally crash against the shoreline. She knows she should leave the capture to the men, but Landers bring a good price from the Company and are especially prized if they keep the markings they arrive with.
Everything falls to pieces when the Lander Selah catches is stolen by her brothers--and Selah wakes up the next morning to find the Lander's distinctive mark has suddenly appeared on her own flesh. Once the hunter, Selah is now one of the hunted, and she knows only one person who can help her--Bohdi Locke, the Lander her brothers hope to sell.
With evocative descriptions of a strange new world that combines elements of scientific advances, political intrigue, and wilderness survival, Bonnie S. Calhoun weaves a captivating tale of a world more like our own than we may want to admit.
You can read Tremors, the prequel to the series for FREE on Amazon HERE.
If you'd like to read the first chapter of Thunder (Stone Braide Chronicles), go HERE