The year is 2025. Immense numbers of people swarm the globe. In countless, astonishing ways, technology has triumphed—but at a staggering cost. Starvation is rampant. City dwellers gasp for breath under blackened skies. And tottering on the brink of environmental collapse, the world may be ending …
It is a future that could well be ours. In their second shocking and fascinating portrait of America's possible destiny, Whitley Strieber and James Kunetka have again written a breathless thriller, a book that gives us an important warning and ultimately a message of hope.
Carr's (The Return of the Gypsy sizable audience will be satisfied by her newest historical romance. As young Victoria is crowned in London, Annora Cadorson lives in lore-ridden romantic Cornwall. From the ancient manor of Cador, Annora witnesses some of the barbaric pre-Christian ritual of Midsummer's Eve, which the locals celebrate with ordeal by fire. She is shattered by her suspicion that one of the masked participants may be the neighboring lord, who has won her love but, she fears, might be covetous of her estates. When Annora's parents return to Australia to oversee family affairs, she postpones her London season to accompany them to the outback. Amidst this geographical expanse Annora holds center stage as narrator, somewhat reducing the novel's immediacy. Doubleday Book Club alternate.