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

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Matt Haig - he's looked into the abyss, and found a way to cross it.

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Timeline Photos

My books are on special this month, and BOOM, there's your Xmas shopping done, signed, sealed and delivered. Inbox me for more info.

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2020 SA Writers College Short Story Competition

You gonna enter this? You should. 🙂

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A Facebook friend visited today. I’ve never met her before, and I’m both introverted and ADD so I started to doodle in my drawing book.
When I got up to go to the kitchen she asked if she could ... See more

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I want my grandson to know about his grandfather’s family. Luke would have adored Hudson and would have been an exceptional grandfather. He’s not here anymore but I want Huddy to know about the ... See more

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I only watch rugby every 24 years. 😀 Last time was 1995. We were living in Laaiplek and didn’t have a TV so we went to Auntie Blanche’s house and sat in Junior’s bedroom, all lined up on the ... See more

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What Happens When the Apocalypse You're Writing Starts to Come True? - Electric Literature

Writing this piece was sooo hard. Like trying to get a salmon away from a grizzly. I don’t know why writing is so hard for me - other writers seem to fling out the words with no trouble. Mine have ... See more

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THE THOUSAND STEPS by Helen Brain | Kirkus Reviews

The US version of The Thousand Steps as reviewed by Kirkus. Sometimes I think I'm crazy to have mixed dystopia, time travel, mythology and South African history into one trilogy... but teenagers and ... See more

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I have an absolute horror of having my photo taken, but as the countdown begins to the publication of The Thousand Steps in the US, I've had to bite the bullet.
photo Patrick McKenna.

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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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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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