Helen Brain

 

 

Elevation 3: The Fiery Spiral

by Helen Brain

Ebba is in Celestia, the land of the gods, and the only way to return to earth is to journey across a barren, lifeless landscape until she reaches the Fiery Spiral. But the road is fraught with difficulties and danger. She must learn the meaning of love and courage before she can fulfil her true destiny. It seems that Lucas has to share her journey. But to save everyone she loves, she might have to give up her life . . . and her heart. This is the exciting conclusion to the popular fantasy trilogy set in a futuristic Cape Town.

 

 

Elevation 2: The Rising Tide

by Helen Brain

Time is running out. A military coup has put General de Groot in control of Table Island City. There are only three months until the winter solstice, and all four amulets are missing. If Ebba does not find them in time a second and final calamity will wipe out Earth completely. But she has other pressing problems. Food is running out in the Colony, and the General is planning a final solution. Can she get the 2000 young adults out of the bunker in time? Can she use her new position as a member of the General’s Council to her advantage? And how can she negotiate the growing social and political tension without losing her integrity? Then there’s Micah, the love of her life. Why is he spending so much time with the gorgeous Samantha Lee? Is their relationship purely professional as they co-lead the Resistance? Or are the rumours that he is unfaithful to her true? How can she prove her love to him? As the final days approach Ebba has lost everything. Disaster has destroyed Greenhaven, and she hasn’t been able to find the fourth amulet. The General is planning a genocide. Micah has a plan – if she can assassinate the General the 2000 will be saved. With nothing left to lose but his love, she agrees to this one final sacrifice.

Elevation

by Helen Brain

Sixteen-year-old Ebba has never experienced life outside the underground bunker deep inside Table Mountain, known as the colony. But in a sudden twist of fate she is Elevated to join the elite living on the surface in a post-apocalyptic world.
Was she saved because of the mysterious birthmark on her hand?
The High Priest and his handsome son Hal are especially keen to keep her close, but can she trust them? When Ebba learns she has a sacred task to find three lost amulets to save the earth from a second and final Calamity, it is clear that her life will change forever

Another excellent book by Helen Brain

Helen’s novel is a fast, exciting read full of the ecological concerns that are so often captured in post-apocalyptic fiction today.

Lauren Smith

Reviewer, Alephi

2 weeks ago

Guess what?
It's the tenth anniversary of the Basics of Creative Writing Course. Ten whole years, and over a thousand graduates.
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3 weeks ago
5 Minute Self-Compassion Break

Life can be a struggle, and we writers tend to be too hard on ourselves. It's important to stay connected to yourself with kindness as this restores energy and energy brings creativity.
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3 weeks ago
When the Sea Is Rising Red

Cat Hellisen is an amazing writer, the absolute master of evocative description. And now you can listen to When the Sea is Rising Read on audiobook. Don’t miss it if you love fantasy with an ... See more

3 weeks ago

Here's the booksellers blurb for the US version of The Thousand Steps. I love the way the publisher has called it an ecofeminist work. ... See more

1 month ago
Lucinda

What an extraordinarily helpful list. Thank you Lucinda Jolly

1 month ago
NB-Uitgewers/Publishers

Wish they’d send me some Buchu and seeds and honey too. 🙂

1 month ago
Nerine

Nerine Dorman’s review of book 2. I hope she enjoys seeing how Ebba finally gets a grip in book 3.

1 month ago
K A Servian

Kathy Servian was one of my writing students, and I’m astonished to see the brilliant idea she’s come up with. She sews all her historical costumes herself. If you’re an Indie author of ... See more

1 month ago
Photos from Helen Brain Author's post

A parcel with a new book and a lovely note from my publisher Simone Hough who got me through writing an 180 000 word trilogy when the longest thing I’d ever written was 60 000.

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New Book Reviews

Elevation

Although written for young adults, as an adult I thoroughly enjoyed this book; reminded me of ‘The Hunger Games’ in style. Helen Brain’s writing is descriptive and pacy. I’m looking forward to giving copies to my grandchildren for Christmas.

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Helen currently offers a variety of writing courses through SA Writers College, NZ Writers College and UK Writers College.

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New Book Reviews

Elevation

Although written for young adults, as an adult I thoroughly enjoyed this book; reminded me of ‘The Hunger Games’ in style. Helen Brain’s writing is descriptive and pacy. I’m looking forward to giving copies to my grandchildren for Christmas.

Learn to Write

learntowrite

Helen currently offers a variety of writing courses through SA Writers College, NZ Writers College and UK Writers College.

Latest News

Read about Helen’s day to day life and see where she finds her inspiration.

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