by Kevin Hopson
Tags Aliens, war, winter, Montana, mountains, river, power plant, human hybrids, virus, disease, apocalypse, death
Release September 23, 2014
Editor Christine I. Speakman
Line Editor Doug Laycock
Cover Designer Kaytalin Platt
The U.S. has been invaded by an unknown enemy, and Lance is struggling to survive after losing his parents in the initial fallout. Traveling on foot and having to endure the harsh winter conditions, he searches the open lands of Montana for food, water, and shelter. About to give up, Lance eventually crosses paths with two others. However, are they friend or foe, and can he truly trust them with his life?
A swirling noise woke Yakha from her sleep. She swore it was the sound of a propeller, maybe something in her dream, but it could have just as easily been the wind. Gayr snored by the dwindling fire. It still popped, shooting out sparks on occasion. Yakha heard it again. Initially facing the cliff wall, she turned and looked into the night sky. The snow and wind had died down, though neither had stopped completely. Something appeared to hover in the distance. She only knew this by the faint outline of the object, which was lighter in color than the neighboring darkness. Lights dropped from it like fireworks nearing the end of their display.
“Gayr,” Yakha whispered. No response. “Gayr,” she repeated, this time louder with a firm tone.
“What?” Gayr gradually lifted his head, his eyes only half open.
“We’ve got company.”
Yakha watched as Gayr’s eyes sprung open all the way.