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Maiden: The Pearl

by Jaymes Damian  GB United Kingdom

September 23, 2017   |    668 reads    |   0 comments

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Maiden: The Pearl - Book cover“After the Collapse, many, many years ago, there were only few survivors. Tribes all across the Physical began to form, some primitive, some highly technologically advanced, depending on the means they had left. Since resources were sparse, the tribes began fighting each other – for inhabitable land, drinkable water, and edible food. Central is the biggest tribe and the most technologically advanced one, if what they’re telling us is right, but it’s also the coldest, most controlling place I’ve ever known.”

May was born in the wild into a world of darkness, a world void of water, plants, and animals. The only survivor of a cataclysmic meteor shower, she flees to Central, the city belonging to the powerful tribe of Giza.

Ten years later, on her twentieth birthday, she is ready for her ritual: Each year, fertile women, so-called “maidens,” are given to the winner of a bloody fight which only one man can survive. Together, the maiden and the soldier are to produce a new child for the Ministry every year.

May is one of the fertile women, but, unlike many others, she sees no glory in her destiny and has no respect for the hot-tempered, coldhearted soldier she is married off to. Wanting nothing more than to leave Central, she makes a dangerous pact with him. On the strenuous way to freedom, May gets caught up in the sinister deeds of the Gizean tribe and loses her heart to another man.

The Pearl is the first book in the Maiden series, an exhilarating read fans of The Hunger Games, 50 Shades of Grey, and Twilight will love.

About The Author

My name is Jaymes Damian, I reside in London, and there's nothing I love more than writing fiction (except maybe a really good dinner). I've written optioned screenplays and culture novels under different pen names and my latest passion is writing young adult fantasy novels in the romance genre. I live with two over-excited beagles called Kate and Kwake and my husband. We enjoy cooking and love animals, so don't be surprised if you see me sneaking those two into my writing...

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