Society has been ripped apart by environmental decay and the battle scars of progress. Solar storms, extreme weather, barbaric tribes and outcasts rule the planet. In the 22nd century, no one lasts in the Wilds for long. Shielded from this world, teenager Luca C. Mariner lives a privileged existence in one of the last remaining Megacities. Yet his tranquil life is about to be shattered as Luca and his friends are thrown into the brutal reality of the Wilds when Earth is attacked by a merciless alien alliance. Luca, fragile humanoid Ceiba and feisty Asia-Mae are catapulted into a thrilling adventure of intergalactic and deep sea mystery. They must battle against time and use their strength of friendship to become leaders of a new resistance. But is it too late to restore moral order across the universe and ultimately save humanity from imminent collapse?
Luca C. Mariner
Luca is a bright but quiet and unassuming teenage boy. He loves his life in the megacity Acacia Burj and wouldn’t change anything about his life. He has been bullied and felt rejected because both his father and grandfather disappeared many years ago. He lives with his mother, Skye and sister, Gaia, in a modest apartment. He has been shielded from knowing the truth about his extraordinary family in a desperate bid to protect him from the unimaginable dangers that lie ahead. Unknown to Luca, the Mariner family have harnessed the power of Ancient Entanglement which enables them to travel throughout the Universe and gives them unique, supernatural abilities.
Asia Mae Morningstar
Asia Mae is a feisty young woman and a strong role model. With no brothers or sisters, and parents who are regularly away on paleontological digs, she is fiercely independent. She’s skilled in martial arts and musical ability and is always keen for adventure, possessing an active imagination. She is a great source of support and kindness to our hero, Luca, and anyone else fortunate enough to meet her. In contrast to the technological aspects of the story and the damage paid for humankind’s progress, Asia Mae plays a vital role as the heroic ‘mother nature’ figure.
Ceiba is a Bion – a human with bionic additions. Not naturally as brave or outgoing as his friends, and nervous of the fact that he’s not 100% human, Ceiba’s character shows that he can achieve just as much as anyone else. Being a Bion has numerous advantages (which is why many people choose to have mind controlled bionic implants). However Ceiba didn’t choose to be a Bion and his family can’t afford to give him the latest upgrades. He is submissive but his enhancements make him physically strong. Ceiba represents the fragile balance between humanity and progress and is the unknowing bridge between the two worlds.
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