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Johannesburg is a crumbling wasteland. Nightmares have cleaved from the Dream and walk the streets, hunting down and devouring mortals. Shelby and her sister Lara are the only survivors. In order to escape the city, Shelby must confront a dark secret.
Kindle Edition, 27 pages
Published November 7th 2016 (first published August 16th 2013)
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Louise
Sep 15, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this story, but felt as if the editing process was bit rushed - the story could have been tightened up a bit more. The setting of Joburg is used well and I enjoyed how it was worked into the story. The idea of our dreams and demons taking over is a very scary and intriguing idea. However, the climax was hard to understand and felt unnecessarily complicated without actually telling me much. However, I think if this was made into a series I'd read the next one.
Dave-Brendon Burgh
What first dragged my attention to this tale was the awesome cover art – it put me in mind of a Rorschach ink-blot test gone haywire and psychotic, and I was immediately interested (check out the cover at the end of the post).

The story centres on Shelby, a girl living in the shattered remains of the African metropolis, with her younger sister. Life is beyond difficult – just leaving the relative safety of their refuge could lead to serious injury or even death. Yelena does a great job of
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Yelena is a sci-fi and tech fanatic with a bit of a pyromaniac bent. She daylights as a rogue economist, keeping close to the frontier and watching out for hints as to what the possible future of our civilization may be. She has also been known to dabble in deranged adventure journalism, writing notoriously loony articles for publishers such as Mahala and JHBLive. She has a passion for intelligent ...more