An ebook exclusive Soul Screamers series novella by Rachel Vincent from Teen Harlequin is this morning’s latest addition to our 200+ Free Book Alert listings….
Shan Won seems to only exist deep within the dark rumor-crazed underbelly of the internet. But the common thread throughout all this writing is glaringly obvious: people stumble upon Shan Won, espouse its perfection, and never, ever–ever–return.
“I was hooked from the very first page… My questions were answered, but not in the manner I was expecting. Instead, my questions were answered in a way that forced me to think about my own life choices.
–Motherlode Book Reviews
by Rudolf Kerkhoven
4 out of 5 stars 9 Reviews
Here’s the set-up:
The global economy is in tatters not because of humanity’s faults but because of its accomplishment. The country of Shan Won, a small island state off the coast of China, has cured all of our ills, and like a black hole, a piercing singularity of perfection, it’s sucking the world dry of its stability and leadership and power.
Human traffickers become overwhelmed with smuggling hordes of North Americans across to Asia for a better life. And for Richard, to whom growing up seems to have solved nothing at all, escape seems to be his only option. But when he become reacquainted with Mia, the girlfriend of his twenties, he’s no longer certain about just what’s the problem and what’s the solution. He only knows that he’s running out of time.
The Year We Finally Solved Everything is a dark, ironic and fast-paced novel (55 000 words) about the sacrifices one makes to achieve perfection.
–Writing, Reading, and Everything in Between
“I found the writing style of this author to be excellent. I enjoyed the natural dialogue, and the imagery was sharp.”
–Red Adept Reviews
“A sparsely written letter received by a friend, a determined google search, a lot of individual soul searching, and Richard finds himself on the path to Shan Won. Shan Won is a refuge of perfection that welcomes everyone, and renders its visitors virtually incapable of leaving; not because they can’t, but because, well, why would they ever want to? Who could leave a place where hunger, sickness and societal discord are things of the past? The question is not one of wondering *if* you will go or what to do there, the questions is simply ‘how will I get there?’ I was hooked from the very first page.”
At the age of 0.5 he moved south, first to the Canadian prairies and eventually to the Vancouver area of British Columbia where he currently resides in a comfortable 2-bedroom townhouse.
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