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What Was To Be

Steven Hunt

After humanity's first era ended with only one nation remaining, the second era was one devoid of dreams. One where children were taken at birth and raised by the government to be conformed members of society. In this world there is a fighter who just wants to dream, a killer battling for freedom, and a seemingly unimportant man named Mr Henrys who doesn't at all know what he wants. Mr Henrys doesn't view himself as particularly well off, he has a small house and a simple office job. He doesn't see himself as smart either, not even a little. He doesn't even realise that there is something very wrong with the world he lives in. Most important of all though, Mr Henrys is completely unaware that the fate of the second era of humanity rests solely on him.

In humanity's third era most have reverted back into tribal societies. Language has devolved, but life is simpler. There's a girl who just wants to explore and a boy forced into adulthood. The only technologically advanced society that remains lives hidden in a city built into the mountains to the south. Over time fighters have become leaders whilst killers now advocate for peace.

Impacted by all of this is a boy named Toby who until today had never seen the outside world. He grew up underground where he couldn't even see his reflection. He only knows the words that the robots taught him, he's only ever seen what they've shown him. Everything changes for Toby when his only friend finds a way outside and vanishes. When Toby reluctantly follows, he finds a new world that he hasn't the words to describe. He will need to conquer his fears and create many new words if he has any hope of finding his friend.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Independently Published
  • Publish Date: Jul 29th, 2023
  • Pages: 158
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 9.00in - 6.00in - 0.34in - 0.48lb
  • EAN: 9798854178082
  • Categories: General
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