Broken Tenets

Broken Tenets

Beth Reason

Beth Reason

In a world that had to adapt to a drastic new climate, society follows the seasons and migration is law. When the son of the Exalted Leader decides to test his mettle against the unforgiving Summer, he learns that nothing is really what it seems, and the life he thought he understood may be no more than a mirage.After an asteroid collided with earth and changed the tilt of the axis, humanity had to adapt. The survivors of the impact slowly rebuilt, creating a migratory society that followed the short growing seasons. Migration was more than a suggestion, it was the law.Tenet Bradwin, the son of the nation's Exalted Leader, spent weeks gathering supplies and making plans to go through the modern day rite of passage and off-season through the Summer. Others had done it. Others had hidden from the transports and guards to test their mettle against the brutal elements. Others had done it and been considered heroes by their peers. He was certain he could handle it.But he hadn't planned on wraiths. He hadn't considered the enormous gilla and raptors and other preditors that prowled in the sun. He hadn't known his food would spoil in days, or that all his practical training at the Academy was useless in the brutal reality of Summer. In a very short time, Tenet learned that all he thought he knew was no more than a story. He didn't just have to prove his mettle. In the scorching Summer sun, he quickly learned that he had to prove himself.
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Sacred Tenets

Sacred Tenets

Beth Reason

Beth Reason

After making it through the heat and trials of High Summer in Southland, Tenet Bradwin was given a new chance at life. All he had to do was travel over an unknown land with a woman he barely knew and pretend to be a different person well enough to convince a wary government to take a chance and give him asylum. How hard could that be?With the help of a bounty hunter, Tenet Bradwin, son of the Exalted Leader, lived though his High Summer escape through the burning sands of Southland and ended up in the oasis of a rough border town. Instead of being the end of his journey, though, Tenet quickly learns that it was really only the beginning. His government is still after him, his family is leading the charge, and the only hope he has at any kind of life rests in the deep, unknown wilds of the Borderlands. The challenges are many: unforgiving mountains, brutal weather, and a bounty hunter dogging his every move, not to mention a wife who never really wanted to be a wife, a father that haunts his dreams, and the heavy burden of guilt for his actions. And that is just what Tenet faces getting to the border, before he has to try and sell his new identity to a harsh nation that can not afford to take risks. Follow Tenet and Scarab as they try to forget the past and embrace the new challenges of life in a foreign land in this second book of the Tenet Series.
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Tenets of War

Tenets of War

Beth Reason

Beth Reason

Tenet and Scarab have built a life in Ogden. They've become members of the community and work hard to pay back the Celtists for giving them sanctuary. Then all at once, the peace and serenity they have grown to love is lost as their old lives finally catch up to them. With everything at stake, Tenet must find the strength to finally face his worst enemy and settle the old score once and for all.Six years after the Ogden Septad offered Tenet and Scarab sanctuary in their small mountain village, life for the Lornes is peaceful and calm. The pains and trials of their old life faded away into days of hard but rewarding work as members of a community. Tucked away in their comfortable cabin, it gets easier and easier for the Lornes to ignore the past and build a future. They could almost believe the rest of the world didn't exist outside the comforting protection of the forest.And then all at once, Tenet's new life crumbles as his past finally catches up with him. Not only does he lose everything he loves, but the lives of everyone in his new nation about are thrust into chaos with the threat of war. With the help of the Ogden warriors and a few old friends along the way, Tenet must find the strength to finally face his worst enemy and settle the score once and for all.
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A Journey Deep

A Journey Deep

Beth Reason

Beth Reason

Two scientists deep in space decide to break the law and have a child, the first human born off-planet. Jacob Cosworth is raised to know a tiny space craft as home and alien races as his friends. When something drastic happens and he's forced to go back to Earth, he quickly learns just how far from "normal" his life really is.Jacob Cosworth grew up on the Condor One, a small deep space craft, being raised by a team of scientists lead by his parents. His first friends outside his little ship were alien species, and the first planet he stepped foot on didn't even have a name. It was the life he knew and the life he loved for sixteen years. And then something changed, something happened that made his parents send him away. With little warning, and no explanation, he was sent back to a galaxy he didn't know, and a people he didn't understand. With one family friend by his side, and a team assembled to help him out, he's determined to prove that nothing is really "alien", and that "humanity" is more than just a circumstance of birth.This is a light science fiction novel with mild language suitable for most audiences.
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The Great Mother

The Great Mother

Beth Reason

Beth Reason

The world was stopped cold by an invisible killer. As far as she knows, everyone else is dead. And yet, something makes her feet move forward, something inside makes her eat, something keeps her going until all at once, she learns that she is not alone. Once she wakes up from the numbness and haze, she opens her eyes as a new woman in a new world that needs her.A silent killer stole everyone she knew and loved. Where there were once people, she only saw ghosts. Where cars used to travel, only leaves moved across the barren roads. There were no planes overhead, no messages to hear on her voice mail, no signs of life anywhere. She wandered in a numb haze through the terrifyingly still world, until suddenly there was a sound. A call. One voice that woke her up and made her realize that she wasn't alone. And in that moment, she decided to live.This is a story of loss and pain, of struggle and triumph. This is a story about picking up the pieces when everything falls apart, and finding unlikely heroes in the darkest hour. It is a story of the thrill of success after shattering defeat. It is a story of love, of anger, of laughter and tears. It is a story of life. And all life begins with a mother.
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