Lena Greenwood is known as a "Daywalker", a select type of mercenary who has adapted to working in the deadly radiation of post-war British Columbia. When her city is invaded by the Mokai, a hostile alien race, she and her company escape into the Canadian Rockies. Her last hope is to survive the harsh realities of a shattered world while the rest of humanity is culled or enslaved.
Thegn, a Mokai priest and a representative of the interspecies council who sanctions the Mokai, is captured and held hostage by a still free group of humans hiding in the Canadian Rockies. It is his task to document and study the human species who he believes is sentient and worth protecting. When his interactions with the humans bring to light similarities Thegn must face the reality that to save those he learns to love he may have to go against everything he once believed.
Stranger King is a story of love and conquest, of the patterns that emerge through the passions of love and war. It is the story of survival.
About the Author:
Nadia Hutton is a social service worker, science fiction writer, and playwright. Her debut play Liar premiered to a sold out run at the Theatre on King in Peterborough, Ontario. She has also been published in Good Mourning Media's anthology No Place For Us. She currently lives in Waterloo where she juggles her many paid and volunteer social service gigs. [MORE]
"Lena lives in British Columbia and is a "Daywalker". This means she's goes outside during daylight to do her duties. It pays well but the radiation is high during day so you pay for it with your body. Still, it's what she wants to do, not follow in her father's footsteps and become part of the military. She doesn't know when she leaves that she will never see him again..." - Jo Ann Hakola, The Book Faerie
"The story is immediately engaging and almost impossible to put down. ... It is a tale of survival, loss and indominable will. Highly recommended as a science fiction adventure thriller." -- Patricia Humphreys
"I thought that the whole story was well written and I look forward to reading more by Nadia King." -- Jen Cole
"A strange future North American world ripe with political tensions and ecological disasters is thrown a curve ball by a hostile takeover from the stars.... My only lingering confusion is over who nuked whom and why, but that may be just me." -- Karen Jake
"An unusual twist on an alien invasion story, told from what I assume to be the Western Canadian point of view.... This was a quick and interesting read, quite enjoyable, although not the most up-beat story I've read recently. It does provide incentive to examine humanity's behavior, if your inclined to consider such things." - Dale M. McLane
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