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Elke Veraart is in prison. She used to be an eco-terrorist, hunting down poachers to protect endangered species. Now she’s facing the grim reality of life behind bars. Just as Elke is about to give up hope she is offered a chance to win back her freedom. All she has to do is find a missing dog.
Meisje is no ordinary dog. She's cybernetically enhanced, a valuable living weapon. She's also lost, hungry, and alone. As Elke closes in on Meisje she finds her admiration for the resourceful cyber-dog growing. And Meisje begins to wonder if she could trust the woman on her trail.
Then Elke discovers that she’s not the only one hunting the cyber-dog, and that her orders have changed. She must do more than find Meisje. She has to kill her.
The sequel to The Babylon Eye, the SciFi tale featuring cyber-dogs, eco-terrorists and spies in alternate world South Africa.
"Don't trust anyone." The message arrives just as Elke and her cyber-dog Meisje are settling in, content with their new life of patrolling the corridors of The Babylon Eye. It's a warning: Elke is being framed for a crime that bears the death penalty.
Escaping arrest is the least of her troubles. Elke's plans for her own safety are soon derailed by the needs of a lost child and a pack of rogue cyber-dogs.To clear her name and regain her home, Elke must find the sender of the message, the murderer and spy who has betrayed her once before. Her enemy has become her only hope.
*Shortlisted for the 2018 Nommo Awards! *
The sequel to The Real, a SciFi tale featuring Cyber-dogs, inter-world slavery, and genetic warfare in alternate-world South Africa.
Constable Elke Veraart and her cyber-dog Meisje are peace keepers, patrolling the Babylon Eye. It’s a good job, but there must be more to life than chasing smugglers and settling domestic disputes! Then three children ask Elke to find their mother, who’s been missing for more than a year. The search attracts the wrong kind of attention. Elke and her young friends are in desperate danger.
Unable to resist the powers that have been unleashed against her, Elke is swept out of the Babylon Eye and into another world. While she struggles to regain her freedom, the children are unprotected. They must face, all alone, a new danger that stalks the corridors of the Babylon Eye.
Never trust a werewolf.
That's Gia's first lesson as she enters the wolf cages at Special Branch, the police force that deal with the illegal use of magic. But working with the tracker-werewolves is not the greatest danger she faces: Gia is a spy. She risks torture and death if her secret is discovered.
Then Gia receives shocking news. Her little brother has disappeared, taken out of his bed, in the middle of the night. She doesn't want to believe that Special Branch is responsible, but who did take Nico? Could it be the magical terrorists, the Belle Gente? Or is there another, even stranger explanation?
Gia's brother Nico is different from other boys. And being different can be dangerous in Gia's world.
Cape Town is no longer the haven for magical refugees that it once was. The Purists want to get rid of all magic and the newspapers are full of dreadful stories about the Belle Gente, the magical terrorists.
None of this concerns Gia, until the Special Branch - police who investigate the illegal use of magic - come knocking at her door, looking for Nico. When Gia turns to her parents for help, she finds only more secrets. Then she realises that she was the one who put her brother in danger.
What if a story came to life? If the characters stepped off the page and into our world?
Cape Town in winter is a harsh place to be homeless. Rebecca has to keep her people safe until she finds a way to get them back into their story.
She turns to her sisters for help but finds that they have secrets of their own. And Rebecca's gun-packing neighbour is getting far too interested in her strange visitors.
A contemporary fantasy set in Cape Town, South Africa.
Rebecca never expected to meet a witch, least of all in a second-hand bookshop in Mowbray. Surely she had nothing to fear from an old lady holding a box of children's books. But on the train home Rebecca collapses and is rushed to hospital, deep in a coma.
Rebecca's sisters, Pippa and Anmarie, are confronted by a frightening mystery: her body might be in the hospital bed, but where was Rebecca?
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