THE UPHEAVAL SERIES
by CHARLEY MARSH
Courage is the mastery of fear. Mark Twain
Three quarters of the earth’s people wiped out. No power. No phones. No fuel for trucks to move food into the cities. Panic and anarchy rule.
Her family gone, young Sydney Waters faces the greatest challenge of her life when she sets off to find a family friend she hopes will help her. A man who may or may not still be alive. A journey of a thousand miles. Alone and on foot. A journey that will test her every step of the way.
SLOW WALK, the first book in the Upheaval Series, brings alive a world where the rules of civilization no longer exist and survival often means choosing who deserves to live—and who should die.
Sanity is madness put to good use. George Santayana
Sydney Waters stares out over the brittle, dry landscape three hundred feet below, sunken land that used to be Nebraska. How to cross four hundred miles of desert with a blind man and a dog?
Before Sydney can change course, the cliff edge breaks away, tumbling her blind companion down into the desert. Their only option now is a dark cave in the cliff that leads deep beneath the state, into the depleted Ogallala aquifer. Not an issue for a blind man, but uncomfortable and scary for Sydney.
EDGE OF REALITY, book two of the Upheaval Series, takes Sydney and her companions on an extraordinary and unexpected adventure in a world turned upside down.
Survival can be summed up in three words–Never Give Up. Bear Grylls
Sydney Waters finds herself alone in the harsh and unforgiving Rocky Mountains. No sign of Jordan or the great hound, Dogma. The threat of snow in the air. Her choices whittled down to one: she must continue alone toward her destination.
tWith many miles left to walk and winter closing in, the temptation to give up becomes overwhelming. But to give up now means sitting down and waiting to die. After coming this far, does Sydney really want to end her journey with a whimper?
Book three of the Upheaval Series, Solstice Moon, concludes Sydney’s courageous journey, traveling down twisty, challenging paths the reader never imagined.
The UPHEAVAL SERIES contains all three volumes; SLOW WALK; EDGE OF REALITY and SOLSTICE MOON.
By CHARLEY MARSH
In 1866, Zula Smith begins life on a lab table hidden deep in a limestone cave. Not quite human. Not quite Other. A mixture of both.
Nearby La Crosse, Wisconsin bustles with pioneers heading west. Airships and paddle wheelers cross the great Mississippi River. Inventors flourish, including Zula and her father.
When her father is arrested for the murder of a young woman, Zula must find the true killer before her father is hung for a crime he didn’t commit. But her investigation turns up far more than she expects. Secrets that will change her life forever.
Set in one of the first gateways to the American west, Steampunk Heart will keep the reader turning the pages with its clever mystery and vibrant portrayal of alternate history in the Victorian era.