Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Meet Alana~ Vessel by Lisa T. Cresswell

Hello my bloggy friends! We're in the last few weeks before my new novel Vessel is published this May 2015. I hope you visit the blog often for updates about the book and celebratory giveaways. I'm pretty excited so I may feel the need to party :)
Today, I'd like you to meet my heroine.

~Meet Alana~

No one knows me as anything other than chit or the "Black Ghost of Roma". No one knows the scars I hide, the dreams I dream. Hardly anyone knows the sound of my voice. But I have a name that no one calls me. My name is Alana.

I lived as a slave to Master Dine and his family in the village of Roma. I never hoped for anything better until I met Recks and Kinder, the prisoners I was ordered to feed until the Reticents came for their execution day. Until I met Recks, I had never seen someone from the East with eyes like mine, never knew people like me lived free. He told me stories of faraway places where there were no slaves and offered to take me there. He gave me a reason to hope for a better life.

When I set them free, I had no intention of going with them. I was disfigured by my Master’s wife. I was a burden. No one would want me, I thought. But Recks did. He believes in me. I am the captive wild bird and he has set me free.

~About Vessel~

The sun exploded on April 18, 2112 in a Class X solar storm the likes of which humankind had never seen.
They had exactly nineteen minutes.
Nineteen minutes until a geomagnetic wave washed over the Earth, frying every electrical device created by humans, blacking out entire continents, and every satellite in their sky.

Nineteen minutes to say goodbye to the world they knew, forever, and to prepare for a new Earth, a new Sun. 

Generations after solar storms destroyed nearly all human technology on Earth, humans reverted to a middle ages-like existence, books are burned as heresy, and all knowledge of the remaining technology is kept hidden by a privileged few called the Reticents.

Alana, a disfigured slave girl, and Recks, a traveling minstrel and sometimes-thief, join forces to bring knowledge and books back to the human race. But when Alana is chosen against her will to be the Vessel, the living repository for all human knowledge, she must find the strength to be what the world needs even if it's the last thing she wants.

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Title: Vessel
Publication date: May 2015
Publisher: Month9Books, LLC.
Author: Lisa T. Cresswell

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