The secret world is overrun by the terrifying Creepers. Her one-time allies have turned their backs on her. And worst of all, the healing powers of the Garden are no more.
Release Date: October 23rd, 2018
When Synthia (Syn) Wade discovered a secret world where illness and death did not exist, for the first time in her life she didn’t have to worry about her cystic fibrosis. However, a dark truth and a dangerous foe were waiting in the shadows.
Syn must now return to the Garden to save a loved one held captive by a madman and the odds are against her. The secret world is overrun by the terrifying Creepers. Her one-time allies have turned their backs on her. And worst of all, the healing powers of the Garden are no more. This time Synthia fears fighting alone, without respite from her life-threatening illness.
The last time Syn visited The Garden, death was held at bay.
Now Everyone Dies in the Garden of Syn.
There is no way to get past my attacker and the two crocodile Creepers. The Creeper birds circling above the platform are an extra layer of security. I’m trapped. Is death the only way out of this? The only way to save Beth? I don’t want to die. But unlike Beth, an early death was written in my cards long ago. She could live to eighty or even a hundred. I’ll be lucky to make it to twenty. As much as I want to enjoy every moment of every day until my time naturally runs out, her life is worth more than mine. I swore to protect it. One thing is certain. If I live, she dies.
I take in the bird’s-eye view of the Garden. The view of one world from the sky of another. The Creepers flap their massive wings, circling nearer, my hair whipping across my face from the draft.
“It’s a long way down, Synthia.”
“That’s one thing we agree on.” I shrug into my backpack and face him. “Another thing we agree on is that some things are worse than death. Like losing a loved one.”
“A loved one someone takes from you,” He says, with malice.
“I am sorry about that. But you’re not going to kill Beth for revenge.”
“Oh? Why is that?”
“Because you can’t make me witness something if I’m dead.” With that, I whirl around and hop onto the railing, teetering forward, gasping with panicked second thoughts.
“No!” He screams.
Defiantly, I heave myself off the railing.
About the author:
My name is Michael Seidelman. I was born in Vancouver, BC Canada where I continue to reside. When I was growing up, my passions were reading, watching movies, nature and creative writing. Not much has changed since then. In high school when I had an opportunity to write short stories in class, I relished reading them out loud to my classmates who would gasp at the unexpected twists and applaud when I was done. I took several creative writing classes and have continued writing over the years while working in Interactive Marketing.
About two years ago, I decided to take some time off to focus on my writing and work on a Young Adult trilogy. The first book in The Garden of Syn series – No One Dies in the Garden of Syn – will be released on April 26th. Meanwhile, I am working hard on the second and third books in the series.
Getting up every morning and sitting down to create new characters and bring new worlds to life is the most fulfilling job I have ever had. Beyond the trilogy, I have many ideas plotted out and I look forward to sharing them all with the world!
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