Things are shaping up for this to be the worst day in Juniper’s life; she just broke up with Adel right before Valentine’s. And things are going form bad to worse, as a villain now holds a small town captive, demanding a showdown with Majestrix and Zero Point. The Descendants are sent in their stead and it threatens to reveal a secret Juniper’s been hiding from the very beginning.
The alarm on Steampunk’s nightstand brayed insistently and for the first time, succeeded in its purpose of rousing the girl. It had taken a solid week to get her to the point that an alarm clock that didn’t sound like an emergency signal awakened her, but it was a step forward.
With precision one wouldn’t associate with someone just awake, she reached out and turned the alarm off before sitting up on the edge of her bed.
She’d never needed an alarm before. The first fourteen years of her life had been strictly scheduled by the Project Lead and carried out by various uniformed and helmeted staffers at the Generations Project facility concealed inside a Woodbridge Township, NJ factory.
Waking up there was different depending on which staff members were assigned to take her through her morning routine. Uniform attire and a rigid routine was meant to keep her from differentiating them from one another, but their voices and general attitudes toward her varied enough that seeing faces was a formality.
Some mornings, she would be shouted awake and led through her morning ritual by a steely grip and barked orders. Other mornings, she would be cautiously prodded awake and … Continue reading
After a period of dormancy, Tome is back in action, targeting young descendants who now have nowhere ‘safe’ to go now that the Academy has been exposed. But what can the Descendants do to protect them when they’re all over the country.
In the aftermath of the Redeemer incident, the Academy is breathing it’s last, the Enforcer Corps is on the run, and Tome has returned to the shadows. What does the future hold for our heroes? Whatever it is, it starts right here.
Our heroes are not alone and General Lawrence Pratt and the ROCIC makes this known to Alexis and Ian. The mystery of Project Tome comes to the fore, but will certain revelations do more harm than good, especially when it comes to Ian’s relationship with Alexis?