Genesis (Extinction Point Series)
Paul Antony Jones
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After an alien invasion devastates humanity, a battered group of survivors huddles in a remote outpost, fighting to endure in a now-hostile world. Resources are dwindling, and internal power struggles threaten to tear apart the fragile last vestige of human society.
Emily Baxter remains haunted by vivid dreams of Earth’s new masters. With these nightmares comes concern for her son, Adam, the posthuman world’s firstborn child—a child who is ominously marked with red-flecked eyes. While Emily’s husband is off on a dangerous mission, she is accused of committing an unthinkable crime and resolves to clear her name by journeying, along with her stepdaughter and their dog, Thor, into the alien wilderness that was once Earth.
All around Emily lurk mysterious new dangers that threaten her and her companions at every turn. Are these perils the final stages of an apocalyptic invasion or the harbinger of something even worse yet to come?
her story, starting with Adam’s abduction by the Caretakers, skipping over her second dream, and ending with her certainty that he was alive. “And how can you be so sure your boy is alive?” asked Vela when she was done. Emily paused, knowing she was going to have to be careful with how she phrased this. Keep it simple, she told herself. “I feel him,” she said. “Feel him? I don’t understand,” said Vela, his eyebrows furrowed as he glanced at the council members seated to his left and right.
Rhiannon yelled urgently. One more step, that’s my girl, said imaginary Mac, standing behind Rhiannon, smiling. You can make it. With just a few meters left, Rhiannon ignored Emily’s weak protestation to stay back and rushed out into the water. She grabbed an exhausted Emily around the waist, and the two staggered the final distance to the flood’s edge, where they both collapsed onto the road with barely enough energy left to even breathe. Emily lay facedown on the side of the road. Like a
your seat belt,” Emily ordered and was immediately overcome with a sense of déjà vu. Sitting in a similar vehicle, in a garage, two kids in the car that time, though. Their father outside, trying to lure them to him and the thing that had taken control of him. Emily forced the memory from her mind. Pushing the key into the ignition, she held her breath a moment, then turned it. The engine instantly roared to life. She gave it a second, then turned on the main beams and looked up at the bay door
darker side of her mind filled in. The question now was: Would she go through the same experience every time she touched one of these tendrils? Emily reached out and tentatively placed the tips of her fingers against the same tendril, ready this time for . . . . . . water all around her. Waves rippling across the surface far, far above her head as she slid through the sea toward a darkened mouth of a cave . . . . . . anything. This time the experience had been distant, as though she were
spread across the planet, processing information from every life-form. It was exhilarating for the Whole to observe. We believed we were in control of him, but within the first hour he had obtained access to our ship’s biological systems. We were unaware that he was in fact in control of us.” Nathan’s skin had taken on a sheen of what at first Emily thought to be sweat, but as she looked closer, she could see it was the faintest of heat shimmers, like a halo surrounding his skin. Nathan had