Sickness within the city. Deranged killers in the surrounding hills. Is this the end of mankind...or a new beginning?
Finalist for the Selah Award for speculative fiction from the Blue Ridge Mountain Christian Writers Conference! Young-adult fiction. In a post-apocalyptic world, most people by age thirty have succumbed to the Sickness, a mysterious deadly illness. But the Sickness is not the only enemy for Collin Mann’s city. Hordes of deranged killers live in the hills around it. With few trained protectors, the future of the little city looks bleak.
Collin, fifteen years old, buries those the Sickness consumes. Slight and awkward, he shuns warrior training, avoiding the example of his big brother and guardian.
When killers attack at the watering hole, he’s called to step forward and defend. Instead, he freezes. He’s ashamed. His people need him to fight. But can he do it? Or would a clumsy person like himself make any difference in the battle for existence?
What others are saying:
“Children of the Forgotten is a thoughtful and poignant post-apocalyptic tale that fans of TV’s “The 100″ would appreciate. It features well-drawn characters, medieval heroics, and a clever twist or two. I recommend it!” (Kerry Nietz, award-winning author of Frayed)
“A powerful post-apocalyptic story of love, sacrifice, and hope. It’ll leave you wanting the next novel!” (Morgan L. Busse, author of the Follower of the Word Series)
“An action-packed, post-apocalyptic fusion of war and faith!” (Angie Brashear, award-winning author of the Legends of the Woodlands Series)
“Children of the Forgotten is an exceptional debut novel filled with tangible characters within a well-framed story world. Charles Franklin writes with passion, conviction, and wit, and is definitely an author you want to add to your TBR list!” (Mandy Fender, author of the Defier Series)