© 2019 Kim E. Morgan
Marie-Joëlle Peone “Jo” is a Native-American polymath attending the 2215 Kickoff ceremonies at Castle City. When her team of twelve genius kids violate the laws of GAP - Global Advanced Programs, they're punished with three weeks of harsh military training to learn teamwork. In route to Camp Lejeune their X-29 Predator crashes. Ten Marines risk their lives protecting the polymaths but get killed by hostile rebels. The teens are alone and at the mercy of the enemy and their retaliation.
Stranded in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Jo and her team fight against each other and the forces of man and nature. They travel through a devastated wilderness. Endure brutal weather conditions. And stumble upon the Valley of Bones, the legacy of modern science.
But before Jo can lead her team to combat the human predators tracking them, she must defeat her own demons and master her rage against her worst enemy, a teammate and bully-girl Jenna Slate.
Adversity forges their bond of friendship and alliance, stronger than any other loyalty. What Jo lacks in maturity she overcomes with her defiance and her innate ability to see the truth in a broken world.
What she finds in North Carolina is the love of Iain Sinclair, the honor of protecting an orphan, and the truth of a mysterious man, Simeon Justice.
This Exciting Sci-Fi Adventure is for Young Adults and the Young at Heart.
The Story begins at Castle City, six famous castles from around the world and ends
in Edinburgh, Scotland