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Among the Ruined City

Publisher: Independently Published
Year of Publication: 2023
Book type: Short Story
Age: New Adult (16+)
Genre: Fantasy
Sub Genre: Apocalyptic · Dark Fantasy · Dystopian · Fantasy · New Adult · Paranormal · Post-Apocalyptic · Sci-Fi · Urban Fantasy
Language: English
Key Phrases: adopted child · brotherly love · fantasy beast · found family · loss · magic as science · Male Protagonist
“Post apocalyptic sci-fi fantasy. Quick and enjoyable read with poetic prose. Bleak yet beautiful world, with complicated characters. Deeply moving story about rebuilding a life after severe loss – doing what one needs to survive, and finding new meaning. Recommended for fans of Neil Gaiman”
– Amazon Reader
In an unmade world, a brother seeks to save his sister’s dying soul.

Rejected by society, Dustin spends his days scavenging the wastes for remnants of the unmade world. When he receives word of a newly-unmade structure in the middle of the once-bustling city, he can’t help but investigate in hopes it might hold what he needs to save his sister — the only person who has ever cared about him.

With her dying soul accompanying him in the form of a fabric cat, Dustin searches the building only to find a survivor amidst the debris. Feeling an obligation toward this nine-year-old child, Dustin promises to watch over her, no matter what. But with time running out, he will have to decide if keeping that promise is worth the risk of losing his sister forever.

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