The Eden Project Book 1
by Ali Archer Genre: YA SciFi Fantasy Space Opera
After a thousand years in space, the Eden colonists have finally found a world to call their own—if they can survive it.
With one side constantly drenched in light, the colonists’ new world seems like their best option to begin again, and most don’t question what happened to its previous inhabitants. A thousand years of searching has made them impatient to start fresh, but theirs isn’t the first attempt to colonize this world, and they aren’t alone.
To celebrate their new beginning, the Prem’yera decree a bonding between Wylie, the lowest-caste girl, and their son, Finn. On the eve of their bonding, Wylie discovers a dragon and unwittingly unleashes a killer—or so it would seem.
Exiled to the dark side of the world, Wylie is left to die—a reality Finn refuses to accept. Surrounded by enemies hiding among friends, Finn is no longer sure who he can trust, or who should be saved first—Wylie, his people, or himself.
Ali Archer is the USA Today bestselling author of young adult fantasy and science fiction, including the Desolation series and the Minnie Kim: Vampire Girl series. Ali's always loved science fiction and fantasy, as the first books she read were by such greats as Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, and Lloyd Alexander. But when she discovered *Dragonriders of Pern* by Anne McCaffrey, which was such a perfect blend of fantasy and science fiction, her own imagination was set aflame. At eleven, Ali met Ms. McCaffrey in one of the single most illuminating moments of her life. When she told the eminent writer she wanted to be an author when she grew up, Ms. McCaffrey said, “Never let anything stand in the way of your dreams.” Ali’s been following that advice ever since.
Ali’s a Canadian expat living in Utah with her husband, twin sons, two adorable yorkies, and an ancient cat who rules them all.