Gem

by RJ Conte


From the bestselling author of Lucent Sylph comes a new story about a relationship in an unusual place: between the child savior of a dying planet and his handler.

The planet of Topha is breaking into pieces, and the next core earthquake will destroy it, killing the entire population.

But God has sent generations of Omnicrons: children born with advanced brain abilities, telepathy, and telekinesis – children called upon to literally hold the planet together with the power of their minds. Few Omnicrons survive while completing their task.

Twenty-five-year-old Soleil is hired to be a motherly caretaker for the current Omnicron, the precocious and brooding eleven-year-old Gem. She finds herself drawn to the chosen child, but Gem seems resigned to his fate, as numb and emotionless as ever. Undeterred, Soleil resolves to bring joy back into his life. Can Soleil restore Gem’s will to live in time? And even if she can, will it be enough to enable him to survive the task ahead?


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Category: Science Fiction – Post-Apocalyptic