Caroline A. Gill
(The Flykeeper Chronicles, #2)
Publication date: May 21st 2016
Genres: Dystopia, Paranormal, Young Adult
In a broken America, seventeen-year old Iolani Bearse encounters a world full of wonder and danger.
Lani discovers a secret: houseflies have magic.
Stealers have no mercy.
Armed with memory-draining lanterns, the stone-cold hunters relentlessly follow catastrophes, laying traps, preying on the weak.
Together with her father, Eleanor, Sam, and Mango, her beloved pinto mare, Lani rescues victims from the grasp of Memory Stealers. One by one, she saves whomever she can, looking for any path that leads to safety. When her family’s farmhouse is attacked, Lani must act quickly to save those she loves.
Can Lani unmask their powerful, hidden enemies before the flies’ magic fails and everything burns to ashes?
Will the loss of one of her greatest friends become her downfall?
Can Lani overcome the evil that is tearing her world apart, flying blind?
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Who Knew Houseflies Could Be Heroes?
I certainly didn’t. When I started writing Iolani Bearse’s story, there was an image in my mind of a girl, orphaned by war and tragedy, staring out an upper story window, lost, adrift. And then a house fly flew past my computer, and I realized even then, Lani wouldn’t be truly alone. There is always something listening, something living near us, we just have to look. Wonder opens doors of imagination and magic.
That is what Lani needed: loyal friends. And in those tiny buzzing, pestering insects, Lani found a relationship so strange and wonderful at the same moment. And in turn, they saved her when men came in the dark of night wielding technology as a weapon, stealing memories, harvesting amino acids more precious than gold.
Lani didn’t remember it, but she was drained by those merciless hunters. Only the flymagic protected something within her, restoring her mind when everyone around her fell, emptied, dying.
There are no such things as coincidences. And Lani finds the courage to run from an enemy so powerful it would only be death to stand against it. She is weak, carrying her drained cousin, homeless, near starvation, stumbling onward toward the only person she can remember being important to her: Malcolm St. John.
Lani doesn’t even know why she cares about Mal. She hasn’t seen him for five years. And over and over, she tells herself that she is better off alone. That healing her injured cousin is all that matters. But it isn’t true.
There is more to life than just what is in front of us. There is more to be saved by courage and friendship than only your own heart. That is the journey of Lani and the houseflies.
Unusual stories attract me, ones in which the reader cannot easily see the ending or most of the journey. Visiting Rome during university studies, I found a simple truth sitting on buses, traveling all over the ancient city: the joy is in the Journey, in the people I meet, not in the destination. So, I write for you. I write for sanity. I write for chocolate and really good pizza.
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