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After the Garden

A Post Apoc Found Family Story

by Michelle Browne

After the Garden - Michele Browne
Part of the The Memory Bearers Saga series:
  • After the Garden
Editions:Kindle
ISBN: B00Q7BNXF0
Pages: 158

Memories of another life and lover guide her, but are they even hers?

She is a Bearer—keeper of past lifetimes and gifted with strange talents. Ember must find her answers away from safe Longquan Village, snared instead in the sensuality and dangers of The City. Hidden among spider farmers and slaves, prostitutes and weavers, a nest of people like her are waiting. A powerful man outside The City raises his forces, determined to hunt down the ‘demons’ who could taint his followers. Threatened from without and within, can the Bearers even trust each other? Powers will rise and alliances will be forged in a dark new world. The Memory Bearers are coming.

This book includes violent and mature content. Reader discretion is advised.

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Tropes: Abandoned Place, Band of Misfits, Beyond the Grave Communication, Crazy Clairvoyants, Dark Lord, I Am Your Father, Lucky Novice, Person in Distress, Post-Apocalyptic, Psionic Powers, Reluctant Hero, Secret Society, Sex Magic, Waiting/Sleeping Evil, Wise Mentor
Setting: Earth, Canadian Prairies
Languages Available: English
Series Type: Continuous / Same Characters
Tropes: Abandoned Place, Band of Misfits, Beyond the Grave Communication, Crazy Clairvoyants, Dark Lord, I Am Your Father, Lucky Novice, Person in Distress, Post-Apocalyptic, Psionic Powers, Reluctant Hero, Secret Society, Sex Magic, Waiting/Sleeping Evil, Wise Mentor
Setting: Earth, Canadian Prairies
Languages Available: English
Series Type: Continuous / Same Characters
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Reviews:Sharon Stevenson on Amazon wrote:

'After the Garden' is the start of a dystopian series following Ember, a woman who is having memories of another life.

Having enjoyed the author's other novels, I knew I had to pick this one up too. It's a slow burner, but the pace is just right to allow the reader to slip into and gradually become fully immersed in amazing world Browne has created. The characters are interesting, the plot intriguing and the setting detailed and believable. The series is off to a great start with this gripping first part.

Overall this a gripping dystopian tale I would highly recommend to others! Looking forward to book two now.

Diogenes on Amazon wrote:

'After the Garden' has the feeling of the beginning of an epic series. The narrative is unhurried, the characters and their respective backgrounds unfolding at a measured pace.
We are in familiar Michelle Browne territory, on a post-apocalyptic world. Here, memories of the Time Before are scattered, much like the subsistence-living survivors. The City has been reinvented as a low-tech farmers' marketplace, while its skyscrapers stand empty and rotting. Feared religious cults - known as Purifiers - live an intolerant, self-righteous existence in isolated compounds, while they search for 'demons' and eschew what they regard as tainted commercial life.
Into this regressed civilisation comes Ember, wanderer and possessor of special talents. Haunted by fragments of memory, she encounters others with similar secretive skills ...
Ms. Browne's writing is confident, and at times poetic. 'Garden' rewards the patient reader, setting the scene for future encounters and conflicts. Bring on the second instalment!


About the Author

Michelle Browne is a sci fi/fantasy writer. She lives in Lethbridge, AB with her partners-in-crime and their cats. Her days revolve around freelance editing, knitting, jewelry, and nightmares, as well as social justice issues. She is currently working on the next books in her series, other people's manuscripts, and drinking as much tea as humanly possible.