I don’t remember exactly how Kinder became my
traveling companion. He wanted a guide, someone to show him the way to the
Reticents. He was tinkerer. He made things, devices and machines that made him
dangerous in the eyes of the Reticents, but I only thought of him as curious
and what’s the harm in curiosity? Thievery isn’t my favorite way to make a
living, but it suffices when there’s no other way. Perhaps if Kinder hadn’t
been so preoccupied with his curiosities, we wouldn’t have been caught. It wasn’t
so bad though. I wouldn’t have met Alana, a strange girl concealed in a black
sheet with a kindness beyond anyone I’ve ever met. She stole my heart the way
I might have stolen an egg, easily and without thinking, without even trying. I
can’t bear to think of her as a captive. I have to free her.
~From an early review from Goodreads~
I instantly connected with her connection to Recks. She fell in love with his ability to tell stories. Most people rely on being incredibly handsome, or having a gorgeous body. As a reader, and a writer, how could I not admire this?
To find someone's words that powerful? Especially in a world where books, knowledge and stories are forbidden? Match made in heaven =D ~Guinevere Thomas
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.
Title: Vessel Publication date: May 2015 Publisher: Month9Books, LLC. Author: Lisa T. Cresswell