Changels : Serendipity
A mansion on remote Aotea Island off New Zealand has burned down. Detective Sue Williams soon discovers sole survivor 14-year-old Sam Kahu, is unusual. He tells her he's psychic. Then, by saving her life, he proves it. But he also tells her he has his own UFO.
Think X-files meets Tintin with all that implies about intensity, reality, romance and imagination.
Book one of Changels Genesis. More
Fourteen year-old Sam Kahu's friends and family are missing after a fire at a mansion on remote Aotea Island. Youth Aid Detective Sue Williams has met teens with traumatic pasts before, but none like Sam. First he tells Sue that her girlfriend is leaving her, then he saves her from suicide proving his claim to be psychic in the process. But he also tells the heart-broken detective that the aliens are out to get him.
Assigned to Sam's case as "light duties" Sue follows Sam trying to get to the bottom of the mystery and discovers the dizzying depths it goes.For the fates of Sam, his five minority psychic friends (African-American, Kurdish, Iranian Baha'i, Vietnamese and Zimbabwean), and the mysterious Russian Dr Gennady Prosperov who employed them all on Aotea are woven in a conspiracy to save Earth's future no-one could see coming.
Changels is like the X-files meets Tintin, with all the intensity, reality, romance, spookiness and fun that implies. Changels Serendipity is the first two parts of a vast six-part trilogy telling a single story about the origin of the Changels - six psychic teens who teleport around the world to find and safeguard the teens who will be the world's future leaders. Not so much paranormal as supernormal the story blends genres from mystery, spy thriller, romance, minority coming of age and science-fiction to create a cocktail you have never read before. Heavy in places, light in others it is both grittily realistic and fantastically imaginative at the same time.
This story is intended for mature young adults 13 years and older.