Sixteen year-old Clara and her two brothers have a secret – one that could destroy their commune if anyone found out. When a race of people, thought to be long-extinct, appears outside their home, their secret is exposed. In the same day, a strange woman “spills” out of the computer that powers the commune, and claims to be the Goddess that they all worship, incarnated into flesh and blood to warn of an approaching war. Clara’s world is soon turned upside-down as the woman’s prediction is fulfilled, causing her to question everything she’s ever known about her life and beliefs.
IndieReader – “…effectively explores the effects of violence and trauma on a teen who is forced to grow up quickly in a hostile environment.”
Midwest Book Review – “Vivian as an impressively gifted and original storyteller, “War of Rain” is a solid entertainment from beginning to end. “War of Rain” is very highly recommended and would make an enduringly popular addition to high school and community library YA Fiction collections.”
Fifteen year-old Miri lives in a desert village called Boreala, which competes with the city of Stratos for Rain – the equivalent of Holy Water. During a confrontation while gathering Rain, Miri accidentally kills a citizen of Stratos, and unintentionally starts a heinous war. Now it is up to her to find the God of Rain, Kalono, and ask Him for an invention that can bring both peace and war before Boreala is destroyed.
Authorsreading.com – “This book will provide you with adventure and humor and a compelling need to read on and see what could happen next.”
Midwest Book Review – “Chasers holds many surprises… and it’s unfair to give away one of the main shockers before readers have a chance to discover this for themselves… and considering the fact that many books use danger to create near-instant (and often unbelievable) connections, H. W. Vivian’s is the more satisfyingly-realistic approach here. The result is a young adult story that’s truly original, pragmatic, and compelling.”
Shelby was born with a mysterious condition, but she’s not alone. Now, she and two others her age must fight supernatural forces to save their lives and their town.