Jessica Therrien follows up her bestselling novel OPPRESSION with UPRISING, the second book in the Children of the Gods series.
OPPRESSION, translated and sold around the world, was one of the best selling YA novels of 2012. UPRISING continues the story of Elyse, William and the Descendants.
Elyse has been in hiding for most of her life. Only now she’s hiding with William, and she knows who she’s hiding from. The Council wants a child Elyse and William have yet to conceive, a child who will be the next oracle, and who will provide the final piece to a plan Christoph has been organizing for years. Charged with leading the rebellion against Christoph and his Council, Elyse feels well out of her depth. But she has good friends and strong allies who are willing to fight with her to the end, regardless of how far they have to go, and how many lives will be lost in the process. They have one goal: to live freely and openly with the rest of humanity, out from under The Council’s oppressive rule. The stakes could not be higher for Elyse and the Descendants longing for freedom. They'll have to learn to fight if they want to stand up against The Council, and to find allies in a world ruled by their enemies. The hardest part of waging a war is knowing who to trust. Elyse knows their uprising will change the world. She doesn’t realize it will change her, too. (goodreads) (facebook)
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OPPRESSION (Children of the Gods #1)
UPRISING (Children of the Gods #2)
Oppression was one of my favorite reads of 2012 and I've been eagerly awaiting the sequel since. It's finally here!
Jessica has asked that those of us participating in the launch to write up a post about our favourite supernatural power or what it would be like if a supernatural race was exposed to human society. I'm going to do both but I'll keep it short and sweet.
My favorite supernatural would be the power to wield fire. Think of Pyro from X-Men. I've always had a fascination with fire. I think it's just totally badass if you were able to wield it! I would love to be able to just create a fireball out of thin air in my palm and send it across a room. Maybe even if those that can work fire were immune to it, sort of like Daenerys Targaryen. Fire cannot kill a dragon, after all!
I think that if a supernatural race were exposed to human society it would cause chaos. Personally, I would LOVE it but I am only one person. I don't think I would be alone in that but as a whole, people are afraid of what they don't understand. People fear what is different from them. History proves that humans are even afraid of our own. I think if a supernatural race were to be exposed, it would cause a war. And one that we might not be able to win. It would not be a good thing.
(But I would still totally want to see a supernatural race be exposed.)
Aside from her Children of the Gods series, Jessica’s work can also be found in a published collection of flash fiction stories called Campaigner Challenges 2011. Out of over 350 submissions her story, The Soulless, won first place for people’s choice and fourth place in the judging round of Rachael Harrie’s Writing Campaign Challenge. Her story, Saved, is also available as part of the anthology.
Jessica currently lives in Chula Vista with her husband and is working on book three in her Children of the Gods series.
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