What happens when the future abandons the past?
She wants to escape the past. Is she doomed to repeat it?
In the sequel to Subject Twenty-One, Elise and her friends have unearthed the truth that has been kept from them their whole lives and escaped the Museum of Evolution - but at what cost?
Twenty-Two has never left the confines of the steel walls that keep her separated from the other exhibits. She has no contact with the outside world and no way of knowing why she has been abandoned. With diminishing deliveries of food and water, she has to start breaking the museum's rules if she wants a second chance at living.
One belongs to the future and the other to the past, but both will need to adapt - or neither will survive .
What if your future lay 40,000 years in the past?
Subject Twenty-One is a debut novel in which a young woman’s refusal to accept the status quo opens her eyes to the lies her society is built on.
Elise’s world is forever changed when she is given the opportunity of a lifetime – to work at the Museum of Evolution and be a Companion to the Neanderthal, Subject Twenty-One, a member of a previously extinct species of human restored to life.
As a Sapien, a member of the lowest order of humans, and held responsible for the damages inflicted on the world by previous generations, this job is Elise’s chance to escape a stagnating life in an ostracised and impoverished community.
But it doesn’t take long for Elise to realise that away from the familiarity and safety of her home, her secrets are much harder to conceal. Every day presents a new possibility for being exposed.
And the longer she stays the more she comes to realise that little separates her from the other exhibits . . . and a cage of her own.
Released on 24 February 2022
The third book in the Tomorrow's Ancestors series, The Fourth Species, is now available for pre-order. Full description and cover to come shortly!