Ria’s world is shaken one night when midnight strikes.
Is she the only one who can stop the destruction?
by C.S. Patra
Genre: Middle Grade Fantasy
For 12-year-old Ria Sharma, mixing in with crowds and other people hasn’t been easy. A budding geologist, she’s not afraid to get her hands dirty, be it for experiments or her latest science fair project. Unfortunately, no one else feels the same and her relationships, especially with her mother, are strained. Not wanting Ria to end up like her estranged sister Debolina, who left home to pursue her art dreams, her parents do their best to keep her from anything dangerous, science or not. So Ria woefully has to work in secret, hoping one day to change their minds.
Everything shifts when strange earthquakes erupt around midnight, despite not living near fault lines. Only Ria feels them and knows something’s wrong under the surface. After digging around, she discovers mysterious clay pieces with a drawing of the world falling apart. She also notices that many people and places disappear after each quake. Soon, she discovers the pieces, disappearances, and her own family are all connected to this phenomenon. Using her science knowledge plus Debolina’s help, Ria races to put the pieces together before the quakes cause the Earth to disappear into thin air.
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CS Patra is the Amazon bestselling author of several book series. They include but are not limited to The Reaper’s Apprentices, Operation: Genome, Cirque Macabre, Portman’s Creamery mysteries, The Patterns & Parallels Saga, Ghosts of Burning Inn, and Flavors of Love. She loves to dabble in different genres and loves to cross over. Her personal favorite thing is write about female characters in different situations. She is also fond of writing many LGBT stories and stories focused on PoCs.
Although she does work during the day, most of her nights are taking up by writing. A native of North Carolina, she currently lives in Nebraska with her husband. She loves ladybugs, yellow roses, movies, book signings, mysteries, watching old Youtube videos, ghost stories, gossip, music, people making her fanart, museums, ice cream, and being a wisecrack though not all in that order. Writing and peacocks hit the top of her list though.