Twenty-year-old Ethan Jones has a secret that even his parents and foraging companions don't know - he's a mutant. And if he's found out, he'll be dragged away by the town's paramilitary Custodians to be dissected like a science project.
The dull drudgery of Ethan's life is shattered when he rescues a mysterious Japanese girl from Skel savages while out foraging in the post-apocalyptic ruins of 2122AD Melbourne.
When he takes the girl back to Newhome, she breaks the town's rigid conventions in her attempts to get to know him, risking the dire wrath of the Custodians.
And though he knows the rules - that no man is permitted to be alone with an unmarried woman - there is something about the girl that completely captivates him.
Meanwhile, the Skel are ramping up their attacks on Newhome's foraging teams and infesting Melbourne's ruins in ever-greater numbers. Is this part of a larger plan that could spell the town's doom?
* Forager is Book One in the Forager Trilogy and has 73,250 words. *
"The main thing that I really really liked about Forager was that I was constantly taken by surprise." -- From Trips Down Imagination Road.
"I love that everyone in Ethan's home is one way, while the Japanese girl he saves is almost the exact opposite. Woman are to be seen and not heard, but this girl has guts like you wouldn't believe." -- From Journey with Books
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I liked it
Look forward to reading the next one in the series
Great story line, not the best execution. However, ignoring the errors, an overall good book