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

5 months ago

so.... let's outline a plot, building on a conspiracy theory. (Much more fun than a Covid diary).
So here's the basic premise:
A not very ethical but highly successful thriller writer - let's call ... See more

5 months ago

If I'd known how boring Lockdown was going to be, and how relentlessly slow, I'd never have started a journal. (Not that I've kept it up, because I can only manage three things a day, and writing a ... See more

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I've moved beyond thoughtful and nostalgic to just plain silly. 9 days to go and it's time to hide the evidence.
forgive typo.

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When my husband died 11 years ago, one of the things that I most struggled with was the loss of our daily routine. We both worked from home, and we had set times when we had tea together, when we ... See more

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April Fool's Day, and not a single joke anywhere. No lame front page fake headlines, no kids ringing up to ask if the fridge is running... If someone put a bucket of water on top of a door this ... See more

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Are your neighbours nice? Annoying? Non-descript? Could you rely on them in a crisis? Would you help them if they asked? Today's task is to write, draw, or otherwise create a portrait of the ... See more

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My happy place is St James Tidal Pool at high tide. It's driving me half crazy knowing it's just around the corner, a ten minute drive, and I'm not allowed to go there. What about you? Where is your ... See more

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Roast chicken, crispy roast potatoes, gem squash, peas and carrots. Thick gravy made with dripping and bisto. Followed by apple pie from the Warings bakery in Pinetown, with its sprinkling of castor ... See more

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My husband's Ouma used to tell us about her mother, captured in a British concentration camp during the Boer war. A measles epidemic swept through the camp. Every morning the guards came and removed ... See more

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How did you find yourself in the place you live now? Tell the person reading this in 2063 about your journey.
And don't forget to add anything else you want to record, like statistics, emotions, ... See more

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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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