Earthlings: The Beginning is a stunning and unputdownable read by fantasy author Ray Star. Ray has a passion for animal rights and eco-living. She can often be found writing, exploring nature and occasionally stargazing underneath a full moon with a tarot deck in one hand and a strong cuppa in the other.
Ray one day hopes to open an animal sanctuary in her father’s memory. Earthlings was conceived from a love for the environment and inspired by her father, whose passing was a catalyst in leading a greener lifestyle.
Peridot Watkins has always lived a very sheltered life. Raised on a remote island by an over-protective mother, she has never spoken to anyone outside of her family.
Until one day, a strange boy Euan knocks on her window, mumbling about escape from captivity on the mainland and Peri quickly learns that the world isn’t safe for people like them. It isn’t safe for Elementals, those who have the power to control earth, air, fire, water and spirit.
On her quest to learn the truth, Peri escapes the island to discover that the world is worse than she could have possibly imagined. Humans are slaves, animals can talk and the world is run by unruly chickens.
Peri is thrown into a world she barely understands; caught in an ongoing battle for freedom and struggling to command her magick whilst trying to find Euan, who is entangled with people who may not be as straightforward as they seem. Peri’s abilities may be what is needed to save humanity but at what cost?
Earthlings is an absolutely fantastic debut. A spellbinding read that sweeps you away from the first page, and has you longing to read the next book in the trilogy. It’s a book you will not stop thinking about, one you will encourage everyone you know to read.
It’s an alternative version of the world, where chickens rule and humans most definitely do not and are treated awfully. Fantasy with a dystopian feel, with a dashing of romance, magic and family. It’s pure escapism and everything you need and want in a book.
In partnership with Ecologi, Ray will plant a seed for every book sold.
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