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Nothing else exists—at least that’s what she’s been told.


Strong-willed teenager Leilani Grady is suffocating on her family’s island. She wants off, but her parents say the rest of Earth is destroyed.


When a stranger shows up, Leilani realizes her parents have fed her a life of lies.


Ashyr Harmon shares a complicated history with her parents—and now he wants Leilani’s help with saving his society. It’s her chance to escape the only place she knows. But Leilani must decide who she trusts: her flesh and blood or this man who promises to fulfill her dream.



"I enjoyed feeling and seeing this beautiful world that was created but also the creation falling apart. It's like watching a beautiful building, and then also enjoying its destruction. You can't turn your eyes away! I am fully invested in knowing what these families will choose to do...I find all the characters and their interactions so compelling. I find myself gravitating towards the main character and recognizing ways that I have been shielded or shielded myself from understanding more of what the world faces today like racism, policies and global needs."


"My favorite thing about this book was seeing the complexities of family relationships unfold. Leilani is an exceptionally smart protagonist, and yet so on target in her adolescent emotional development. Reading the story unfold through her point of view, and both her parents, brought a depth to the story that would have been missing otherwise."


"This is really well written! I was into the characters immediately, but especially Yam! This story is kind of a clash between worldly attitudes/thinking Vs. Morality/“long view” thinking. The depth of feeling behind each characters emotions hints at so much more to come! Descriptions of the world inhabited by Foster and Mariana makes one yearn to be there! I found this story very gripping!"



The Existence Series


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Product details

  • Item Weight : 11.8 ounces
  • Paperback : 304 pages
  • ISBN-10 : 0986421588
  • ISBN-13 : 978-0986421587
  • Publisher : Patella Publishing (November 20, 2020)
  • Product Dimensions : 5 x 0.76 x 8 inches
  • Language: : English

BEYOND THE END: The Existence Series Book 1

SKU: 978-0-98642215-8-7
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