During the month of June, World Environment Day is promoted on the 5th, Refugee Day on the 20th, and National Aboriginal Day on the 21st.
The following novels published by Borealis Press describe how three unique communities care for a recovering planet and its people. I would love to receive your feedback on these books.
Those seeking sanctuary at Noka were invited to create communities on the vast protected lands of the Aboriginal nation. There, they were able to re-establish themselves in peace. Although mostly left to their own devices, they were able to receive help from their First Nations hosts. Some were hired by the Native community to work in the gardens or help with the care of animals. In return, they received supplies, invaluable training to share with their families, and points towards the purchase of breeding stock.
Refugees also wandered to the eastern shores of the Bruce Peninsula across from monastery. There they waited expectantly to be ferried to the island by accommodating monks and were welcomed to live within the courtyard walls until they could build their own developments. Soon hamlets encircled the abbey, their residents interacting freely with each other and sharing resources amongst themselves. The Shushan Citadel
Situated along the Great Lakes, three subterranean cities designed to resist global terrorism survive a devastating planetary disaster: Shushan, corporate headquarters of an international communications network, Abbey Trádún, an island monastery, and DúndirkaNoka, an Aboriginal settlement.
After the Devastation, Shushan’s CEO builds a Citadel and arrogantly sets out to rule the land in the style of King Ahasuerus of the Book of Esther – harem and all.
Intelligence forces within the three cities plant a young Jewish woman in the Citadel to win the heart of the delusional dictator.
Genre: speculative fiction, romance, espionage
Twelve years after the Desolation, three subterranean communities in the former Michigan-Ontario region of the Great Lakes are thriving.
At the Citadel, General Haz rigidly controls Shushan while plotting to conquer the entire region. Goaded on by his Governors, he pursues the script of the Book of Esther to its violent climax. With the ominous thirteenth day of Adar fast approaching, Lady Esther recites her lines midst terror and tears while Intelligence forces scramble to rewrite the outcome.
North of Shushan, a quiet monastery and an Aboriginal settlement desire only to live in peace. Under constant threat from the Citadel and surrounded by the Lawless of the Wastelands, Abbey Trádún and DúndirkaNoka are neither naïve nor defenseless. Lurking in subterranean hangars, deadly Waterbugs and Airbullets wait expectantly for the right time to challenge the Citadel’s fierce Dragonflies.
Genre: speculative fiction, espionage, military