The Angel & the Brown-Eyed Boy (Earth's End) (Volume 1)

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Tomorrow morning at 7:35 AM, a nuclear holocaust will destroy the planet. Two people carry the keys to survival: Jeremy Edgarton, a 16 year old, tech genius and revolutionary; and Eliana, the angelic, off-world traveler sent to Earth on a mission to prevent her planet's death.

Welcome to a future world only heartbeats from our own.

By the late 22nd century, the Great Recession of the early 2000s has lead to a worldwide police state. A ruined United States barely functions. Government control masks chaos, dissenters are sent to camps, and technology is outlawed. War rages while the authorities proclaim the Great Peace.

It's New York City on the eve of nuclear Armageddon.


Join Eliana & Jeremy as they begin a question to save two doomed planets . . . and find each other.

TESTIMONIALS:

Another Sandy Nathan classic! Aldous Huxley meets Orson Scott Card in this sci-fi thriller with political undertones. If Nathan had written a 300-page non-fiction polemic on nuclear non-proliferation, rising sea levels, and government/media censorship, I might have learned as much, but it wouldn't have been the page-turner that is The Angel.
Nathan Fisher, MBA Stanford Graduate School of Business

Sandy Nathan is a talented writer with a gift for creating multi-layered characters and putting them in do-or-die situations. In The Angel & The Brown-Eyed Boy, Ms. Nathan introduces us to a dark Earth of the future where humans have surrendered all freedoms to total government control in order to live in peace. Now a secret from the past threatens to annihilate all life on the planet. Survival--of a sort--can come only from an extraterrestrial "angel" and the boy she has loves. But only if they can act in time. Captivating from the first page onward, this entertaining tale will draw readers in and keep them riveted. Highly recommended.
L.C. Evans, author of Talented Horsewoman


A good book elicits an emotional response while being read; Nathan's book haunts the reader long after the final page is turned.  In Angel & the Brown-Eyed Boy two dying worlds fight for survival, their futures dependent on a revolutionary and an angelic otherworldly dancer.  Nathan shows us a future Earth whose indifferent citizens and uneducated politicians have allowed their fears to rule them believing everything they are told even in the face of the reality around them.  It is a world not that many heartbeats away from our own, making the premise chilling.  Is there hope?  Yes, Jeremy and Eliana are the key.  But to what end?  Future volumes of the tale will tell.
Todd A. Fonseca, award-winning author of The Time Cavern
AWARDS--THE ANGEL WON FOUR NATIONAL AWARDS:

2011 IPPY (Independent Press) Awards, Gold Medal Winner in Visionary Fiction.
More than 3,900 books were entered in this contest.

2011 Indie Excellence Awards, Winner (1st place) of the Visionary Fiction Category.

Best Books of 2011, USA Book News

  • Winner: Fiction, New Age 
  • Finalist: Fiction: Fantasy/Sci-Fi

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About THE ANGEL & THE BROWN-EYED BOY and the EARTH'S END

I had a dream a few years ago. I dreamed of a golden creature of love and life. As the dream progressed, that angelic creature was superimposed upon me. And then she became me. Joy coursed through me. I was totally good, totally alive. Golden light poured from me. I was the Angel.

The experience carried forward into my day, slowly dissipating until I was my ordinary self. I realized I'd been given a gift. I'd been granted a glimpse of the Angel's reality.

In the days that followed, the rest of The Angel & the Brown-eyed Boy flowed out, as the characters revealed themselves to me. Jeremy Edgarton, son of a great musician and an infamous beauty, heir to one of the great fortunes of his world. A genius? An outcast? A revolutionary? Then came Jeremy's friends and the dangerous milieu in which they lived, a tortured United States on the verge of disaster.

Was that dream all that prompted the book series, the Earth's End Trilogy? No. A few months before I had the dream, my brother died unexpectedly and tragically. My grief wrote The Angel & the Brown-eyed Boy. As I remembered our life together, I wanted to give my brother a tribute that captured his essence. My unconscious did the rest.

That was how the Tales from Earth's End series was born. The tales are stories of human beings pushed to their extremity, literally to the end of the earth. They come from my depths being jostled and torn, wounded. Writing was the cure.

But now I invite you to join me and meet The Angel & the Brown-eyed Boy.

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CHAPTER 1  EXCERPT
When the girl appeared on the sidewalk, the edges of her body and clothing were fuzzy, as though all of her hadn't arrived. She looked up and down the street, the way a person would if she'd forgotten an address or lost her way.

Her hair was frizzed and matted, sticking out akimbo. She was thin, had a dirty face, and wore a scratchy coat that was far too big. Its sleeves were rounded little capes; her arms stuck out of them like chopsticks protruding from a napkin. The coat slipped off her shoulders, first to one side, then the other. She hitched it up and kept walking. When she walked, the coat opened to reveal her feet and lower legs.

Her thin socks, trimmed with grayed lace, were pulled up to make a ruffle below her knees. Pink satin laces held up the socks, their Xs snaking up her shins from her shoes. She looked pretty much like everyone she saw, except for her shoes. Long pink ballet slippers stuck out from beneath her coat, as improbable as roses sprouting from the cement.

Eliana made her way along the sidewalk, knowing that she was dirty, feeling the grit in her hair and on her skin.When she had reached the planet's atmosphere, clothes and all sorts of things had rushed at her with great force, tossing her over and over. Dirt had come, too. She'd found the clothes she needed and put them on the way her teachers had shown her. Then her people had put her where she was.

Humans passed, but no one stopped or said anything to her. A paper blew against her leg. More dirty papers blew and piled up everywhere. Streaked and grimy buildings rose near her. Writing in different colors covered their walls. She looked carefully, but couldn't make out the words. She'd learned to read and write English, but those words mystified her.

"Hey, you!" a person said loudly.

"Yes?" She spoke to a human for the first time, politely bowing. The human was dirty like Eliana, with torn clothes and matted hair. She couldn't tell if it was a he or a she.
"Get out of here!" the ragged person shouted. "You don't belong here." Eliana cowered, but the stranger rushed past her, clawing at something Eliana couldn't see. "Stay away," the human said, and then stood with feet braced, shouting, "Get out of here, all of you. Stay away!" The creature hadn't seen Eliana at all.

The girl realized that her people were right; they had put her where no one would notice her. Now she needed to tell them that she had arrived. She raised one foot, turning it gracefully and resting it easily on the other knee. She flicked the shoe with her finger, listening.A trill of clear notes deep within her brought the hint of a smile. She held the coat closed and stood still. She was where she was supposed to be. It had begun.
She fingered the piece of paper in her pocket. Her map. Beneath it, in the pocket's depths, was the notebook. What was written on it would get her where she needed to go. She had all she needed.

She walked a long way along the hard path. More humans passed her. To her left, gray, inert structures rose high in the sky, blocking the sun. She touched the see-through parts of their lower levels, looking at the humans inside. They looked at each other with darting eyes, speaking rapidly. Everyone outside rushed frantically, noticing nothing. They didn't see her, just as her people had said.

Eliana choked when a very large carrier passed, spewing a foul odor. The carrier floated above the hard surface where the vehicles moved. Her teachers had told her about the floating. Though she couldn't see it, a force lived under the machines that made them go. It would kill her if it touched her. She didn't know what kill meant; kill did not exist in her world. Her mother had explained that she would be like a dead pet. She had seen dead pets before they whisked them away. Motionless husks. She moved away quickly. Better get on with her purpose. She didn't have much time.

A man with a round stomach and a gray hat walked out of an opening in the ground with many others. He walked like he had a mission. His coat was the same scratchy stuff as hers, but it was buttoned up and looked new. He looked new; his face was ruddy and clean. His shoes reflected the pale sunlight.The trill of notes resounded in her mind once again.

He was the one! She stood in front of him to make him stop. She hoped he could comprehend her speech.

"Will you help me?" she said, working to form the strange words.

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