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Book details
  • Genre:FICTION
  • SubGenre:Romance / Science Fiction
  • Language:English
  • Series title:The Elemental Series
  • Series Number:1
  • Pages:344
  • eBook ISBN:9798350960846
  • Paperback ISBN:9798350960839

Oxygen

by Shannon Hildebrandt

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Overview

"Oxygen" is a gripping tale of love, loss, survival, and the enduring power of the natural world, reminding us of the profound consequences of our actions and the perseverance of life in the face of adversity.

In a distant future without a shred of human presence, the Earth has reclaimed its dominion, shrouding civilization in a cloak of wilderness. As humanity awakens to this new reality, they find themselves at the mercy of an untamed world teeming with life yet fraught with peril. Forced to seek refuge in the canopy of towering trees to evade the predatory creatures that roam the night, survivors must learn to live in a landscape transformed by nature's resurgence.

Description

In a distant future without a shred of human presence, the Earth has reclaimed its dominion, shrouding civilization in a cloak of wilderness. Hundreds, maybe thousands of years after the world perished and a select group of individuals were locked in pods, they begin to open.

As humanity awakens to this new reality, they find themselves at the mercy of an untamed world teeming with life yet fraught with peril. Amidst the verdant overgrowth, they encounter flora and fauna that have flourished in the absence of human intervention, a testament to the planet's resilience in the face of devastation.

Among the survivors is Sky, a resilient woman torn between the shadows of her past and the uncertain promise of the future. Haunted by an old love that ended in betrayal, she grapples with the weight of forgiveness and the fear of repeating past mistakes. Yet amidst the chaos, she finds solace in the arms of Ian, a strong and passionate man whose mercurial nature mirrors the turbulent landscape they inhabit.

Forced to seek refuge in the canopy of towering trees to evade the predatory creatures that roam the earth at night, the survivors navigate the treacherous terrain. Their strength and resolve are tested by the unforgiving wilderness and the horrors of the dark. As they confront the dangers that besiege them, they must also confront the complexities of their own bodies resistance to this environment. Struggling to adapt to this rich, fertile, beautiful yet hostile land, humanity is confronted with the grim reality of their own culpability in precipitating the planet's decline as they learn that the very air they breathe poses a lethal threat, imperiling their fragile existence.

As Sky navigates the delicate balance between old wounds and newfound passions, she must confront not only the external dangers that threaten her survival but also the inner demons that threaten to consume humanity. In the crucible of this harsh new world, she discovers that forgiveness may not be a weakness but a path to redemption. Sky must confront the past to embrace the future, forging a path forward in a world where hope blooms amidst the ruins.

About the author
Shannon Hildebrandt grew up in rural Virginia and North Carolina and has always been surrounded by woods. She is a lifelong hiker, backpacker, snowboarder and horseback rider. Her love of the outdoors has fostered in her an interest in nature, conservation and man's responsibilities to the natural world. Shannon currently lives in Saratoga Springs, New York with her boyfriend and two golden retrievers. Oxygen is her first book and is book one in what will be a series.