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About the Book
Prophet’s Journey; Matthew Cox
Young Adult; Science Fiction; 370 Pages
Division Zero Press (August 18, 2019)
Althea struggles to adapt to an unexpected twist in her life—not being kidnapped in six whole months.
The strange police from the faraway city claim the abilities she thought of as magic are really ‘psionics,’ and say she is far stronger than anyone they have ever seen. Despite their curiosity, they let her remain in the Badlands to protect her from an evil they call corporations.
Of course, Althea knows all too well how powerful her healing gift is. For most of her life, she’d been a prize taken in raids. Tribes have killed to own her, and she let them.
But the Prophet is done being passive.
Having a family changes everything. No longer afraid to use her powers to protect herself, Althea refuses to be taken again… even when corporate mercenaries find her.
About the Author
Originally from South Amboy NJ, Matthew has been creating science fiction and fantasy worlds for most of his reasoning life. Since 1996, he has developed the “Divergent Fates” world in which Division Zero, Virtual Immortality, The Awakened Series, The Harmony Paradox, the Prophet of the Badlands series, and the Daughter of Mars series take place.
His books span adult, young-adult, and middle-grade fiction in multiple genres, predominantly science fiction, cyberpunk, post-apocalyptic, and fantasy.
Matthew is an avid gamer, a recovered WoW addict, developer of two custom tabletop RPG systems, and a fan of anime, British humour, and intellectual science fiction that questions the nature of humanity, reality, life, and what might happen after it.
He is also fond of cats, presently living with two: Loki and Dorian.
Althea is the prophet. A girl with glowing blue eyes and a troubling past. A teenager(almost) with the mind of a six-year-old. And she is far from her new home. Far from her new family, and scared of the chance she may be sold into back into slavery and forced to heal people for a price. Don’t let the description fool you. Her innocent mind describes things much, much more adult than she lets on.
Definitely a post-apocalyptic book, somewhere in the post robot takeover, with a hint of fantasy from what I can tell. I have no idea if there is a predecessor, sadly. I do believe that there is, and I really look forward to continuing Althea’s journey.
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Also by Matthew S. Cox:
One More Run (The Roadhouse series, book 1)
The Redeemed (The Roadhouse series, book 2)
Dead Man’s Number (The Roadhouse series, book 3) (coming soon)