Book Heaven Wednesday Presents Healer (Truth Seer Trilogy Book 2) by @KayLMoody #yalit #scifi #newre
Title: Healer (Truth Seer Trilogy Book 2)
Author: Kay L Moody
Genre: Young Adult Science Fiction
Publisher: Marten Press
Cairo 2121. The city is failing.
To save it, all they need is a list.
A list that has the names needed to take down the slave cartel that targets orphans. A list that’s impossible to find.
In an unfamiliar city, Imara attempts to secure the list, but her efforts are thwarted again and again by a man who grips Cairo with terror and control.
She joins a security team, hoping to save Cairo and her new boyfriend’s business all at the same time. With the team’s numbers dwindling more each day, they prepare for an upcoming event to attract new recruits to help them hunt down the list and stop the terror for good.
But then, their efforts get hijacked by an old threat and their problems multiply. Now, Imara faces a man who enslaves orphans and a woman who craves revenge. As the fight progresses, she’s forced to make an impossible choice:
Fix the mistakes of her past… or save the city?
Healer is the 2nd book in the Truth Seer Trilogy.
“Just back up slowly,” Abe said as he pulled Imara away. “Nice and slow.” He tightened his grip on her arm and whispered, “Sef uses them to scare the kids. It’s how he gets them to be his slaves.”
She scanned the alley, until her eyes landed on a black line slithering across the ground. She had thought it was rope at first, but then, she saw it moving. The sleek scales running down its body were blacker than the night sky.
Maye let out a yelp when it slid near her foot. She whimpered. “I can’t do this, Abe,” she muttered under her breath. “Cobras? This is too much for me.”
Imara gulped and took a slow step away from the cobra. The snake seemed to sense her movement, its head following her until its black eyes glinted in the moonlight. The yellow on its belly shone bright against its black scales. She locked her eyes on it, hoping eye contact would distract it from the boy. But only a second later, the cobra turned to him.
In a snap, the cobra flared out the hood around its face and flashed its teeth. In almost the same moment, she realized it not only headed for the boy, but also that it would be close enough to strike within seconds. All of their efforts to save the boy could be lost in a single bite.
Every thought slipped from her mind as she imagined the snake sinking its teeth into the boy’s leg. She didn’t know how, but she knew she couldn’t let that happen. Her body moved even before she had a plan. Before she could be afraid.
Her hand shot out from her body and snatched the cobra by its tail. Its head whipped back, ready to strike, but she lifted it and swung it through the air so hard, its head whiplashed. She swung it around until its head smacked against the ground. Before the cobra could coil, she swung it again and smacked it even harder on the ground. Three more times she swung it, and the third time, she heard a small crack. She dropped the cobra, hoping enough damage had been done. Just in case, she lunged in front of the boy to keep him from harm.
She wrapped her arms around his shoulders, desperate to keep him safe. She glanced back to see the cobra lying still on the ground.
Abe’s mouth hung open, his eyes wide. “You just…” He blinked. “I don’t know how…” he shook his head. “You just killed a cobra. With your bare hands!”
The pride coming from his eyes lifted her spirits considerably. Before she could react to his words, Maye flinched and said, “If there’s a cobra, gangsters can’t be far behind.”
“Right,” Abe said. He turned as if looking for someone, then shook his head. He tapped his ring to check the time, then said, “We only have a few minutes. Time to run.”
Amazon US https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07MDQBN5Q/
Amazon CA https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B07MDQBN5Q/
Amazon UK https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07MDQBN5Q/
I’m one of the authors participating in the Resolve to Read More Books Giveaway and you can win an autographed print copy (US only).
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Winner will be drawn February 1, 2019.
Kay L Moody is proud to be a female science fiction author. Her books feature cool science and technology, strong female leads, and a dash of romance. There's a strong focus on character development and societal conditions. Kay lives in the western United States with her husband and children. She enjoys summertime, learning new things, and doing her nails. Kay loves books because they provide an escape from the world. She writes so that her books can provide both entertainment and edification. She believes that no matter how difficult life gets, a happy ending is never permanently out of reach. Visit her website to learn more. www.KayLMoody.com
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