The Dwellers Saga

 
 
Series Information
 
Book 1- The Moon Dwellers
 
Book 2- The Star Dwellers
 
Book 3- The Sun Dwellers
 
***Be sure to read the sister series, The Country Saga, before reading The Earth Dwellers! ***
 
Book 4- The Earth Dwellers
 
 
The Moon Dwellers Synopsis

In a desperate attempt to escape destruction decades earlier, humankind was forced underground, into the depths of the earth, creating a new society called the Tri-Realms.

After her parents and sister are abducted by the Enforcers, seventeen-year-old Adele, a member of the middle-class moon dwellers, is unjustly sentenced to life in prison for her parents' crimes of treason.

Against all odds, Adele must escape from the Pen and find her family, while being hunted by a deranged, killing machine named Rivet, who works for the President. She is helped by two other inmates, Tawni and Cole, each of whom have dark secrets that are better left undiscovered. Other than her friends, the only thing she has going for her is a wicked roundhouse kick and two fists that have been well-trained for combat by her father.

At the other end of the social spectrum is Tristan, the son of the President and a sun dweller. His mother is gone. He hates his father. Backed by only his servant and best friend, Roc, he leaves his lavish lifestyle in the Sun Realm, seeking to make something good out of his troubled life.

When a war breaks out within the Tri-Realms, Tristan is thrust into the middle of a conflict that seems to mysteriously follow Adele as she seeks to find her family and uncover her parents true past.


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The Moon Dwellers: Prologue Sneak Peek
Adele
7 months ago

Hands grope, men shout, boots slap the rock floor.

Clay dishes and pots are smashed to bits as the Enforcers sweep recklessly through our house. There are more bodies in the tiny stone box that I call home than ever before. The walls seem to be closing in.

My mother’s face is stricken with anger, her lips twisted, her eyebrows dark. Like a wild animal, her teeth snap and snarl. I’ve never seen her fight like this. I’ve never seen her fight at all.

It takes three bulging Enforcers to subdue her kicking legs, her thrashing arms. For just a moment I am scared of her and not the men. I hate myself for it.

I realize my sister is by my side, watching, like me. I can’t let her see this—can’t let this be her last memory of the ones who raised us. I usher her back into the small room that we share with my parents, and close the door, shutting her inside alone.

When I turn back to the room, my mother is already gone, taken. Undigested beans from our measly supper rise in my throat.

My father is next.

The Enforcers jeer at him, taunt him, spit on him. As he backs his shoulders against the cold, stark, stone wall, five men corner him. Smart. They don’t underestimate him.

He makes eye contact with me; his brown eyes are hard with concentration. Despite the inherent tension in the room, his face is relaxed, calm, the exact opposite of his eyes. Run, he mouths.

My feet are frozen to the floor. My knees lock, stiffen, disobey me and my father. I am ashamed. After all that my father has done for me, when it counts the most, I fail him.

One of the men lifts an arm and a gun. I hold my breath when I hear the shot, a dull thwap! that doesn’t sound like a normal gun. The man moves backwards slightly from the force, but his legs are planted firmly and he maintains his balance.

My father slumps to the floor. I feel my lips trembling, and my hand moves unbidden to my mouth. My frozen feet melt and I try to run to him, but a big body bars my way. I don’t think—just react. I kick him hard, like my father taught me. My heel catches the Enforcer under his chin and his head snaps back. Like most people, he underestimates me.

The next Enforcer doesn’t.

The Taser rips into my neck and tentacles of electricity slam my jaw shut. My teeth nearly snap off my tongue, which is flailing around in my mouth. They don’t take it easy on me just because I’m a kid, or a girl—not after what I did to the first guy. Still stunned by the Taser, I barely feel the thump of their hard boots as they kick me repeatedly in the ribs. My eyes are wet, and through my blurred vision I see the arcing nightstick.

Strangely, it feels like destiny, like it was always going to happen.

I hear my sister’s screams just before I black out.

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30 comments:

  1. Silly me I was looking all over for your new book today totally thinking today was the 30th. I am soo lost. Lol

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  2. Lol thanks Juana, but it actually did come out early so it's already available as an ebook on Amazon Kindle, Nook Books and Smashwords but the paperback won't be out until 1 July and only on Amazon :) Enjoy!!

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    1. I will be ordering a paperback from amazon soon haven't been able to yet but I am soo excited to order ASAP.

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    2. Thank you so much Juana!! Enjoy :)

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    3. hi David
      i have recently come across you book series an i really want to read it as it is a book series i know i will love,yet i can not seem to find the whole series together in paper back,i would love to know where i can purchase the series at a reasonable price as i am 14 years old and have been saving for this book series.

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    4. Hello! Thank you so much for your interest in my books! If you have an ereader or a smart phone, the best place to get my books are Amazon.com as you can get them at a very low price in ebook form. However, if you require the paperbacks, you can also order them on Amazon.com with free shipping. For the lowest cost option, however, head over to your library, they might just have them. If they don't, put in a request with your librarian, and perhaps have your friends/family members also request my books, and there's a good chance your library will purchase them for its shelves. I hope this helps and that you get to read my books soon! Keep in touch :)

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  3. Hello,

    I was wondering if your book will be available at book stores, etc any time soon? I don't have an ereader and on Amazon shipping is more money than your book costs. I was hoping to buy it at a BN or something of the sort. I'm really looking forward to reading it! Thanks!

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  4. Hi Michelle! Thank you so much for your interest in The Moon Dwellers. Unfortunately, as a self-published author I don't have the opportunity to have my books in bookstores. If you have an ereader you can get it really cheaply on Kindle or Nook, but if you need a print copy, Amazon.com is the only option. If you spend $25 or more on Amazon at one time though, shipping is free. Otherwise it'll cost you $3 or $4 for shipping. Sorry, maybe someday they'll be in bookstores! That's the dream!

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  5. WOW David, this looks like a really good novel. Congratulations on the release and I hope all goes well for you... I might give it a read... seems like a good one.
    ~Daniel~

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  6. Thanks so much Daniel!!! I hope you enjoy the read!!

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  7. Okay, so I read and loved Angel Evolution. It was excellent.
    Then I read The Moon Dwellers and I fell in love. I absolutely adored it! I will be putting up a review either tonight or tomorrow. I just wanted to let you know in advance that it was literally one of the best books I have ever read. Amazing!
    www.princessofpages.blogspot.com

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    1. Oh wow! Thank you so much Maria, when I read your comment I got butterflies in my stomach. Your kind words mean so much to me :) I can't wait for you to read the sequel!!

      The Moon Dwellers recently started getting compared to The Hunger Games and Divergent and has been added to some really cool Goodreads lists. For anyone who has read and enjoyed it, I would really appreciate a few votes on some of my favorite lists (some of which The Moon Dwellers is ranked number 1!), see below. Thanks so much to all the support from my readers!!

      1)http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/22409.Similar_to_the_Hunger_Games#13931214

      2) http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/12408.Best_Young_Adult_Dystopian_Novels#13931214

      3) http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/4960.Best_Dystopian_Books_for_Teens#13931214

      4) http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/7565.If_You_Like_The_Hunger_Games_Then_You_Will_Like_#13931214

      5) http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/21795.Books_I_wish_will_turn_into_movies#13931214

      6) http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/3711.If_You_Loved_The_Hunger_Games#13931214

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  8. I've just finished The Moon Dwellers and it is by far one of my favourite books I've ever read. I loved the character development throughout the book and I especially loved how everything was not expected. I love Tristan and Roc and their friendly banter as it always made me laugh. I can't wait to start The Star Dwellers and The Sun Dwellers as I can tell they are going to be as good as the first. I am also looking forward to reading The Earth Dwellers as well as your other sagas!

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    1. Wowwwww!!! Thank you so much Sammy, your message put a big smile on my face!! Enjoy the rest of the series and the sister series, which starts with Fire Country :) Keep in touch!

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    2. I'm glad it did! I've just finished The Star Dwellers and it certainly was amazing. I love the gripping story line and I definitely will enjoy the rest of the series and the sister series!

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    3. Wow awesome!! Thank you so much for all your support :)

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  9. Hi David,

    I just wanted to say that I really, really enjoyed "The Moon Dwellers". It was a truly fantastic read, and I just bought the second novel! I also love the banter between Roc and Tristan ha-ha. I was so devastated when Cole died! Why?! But at the same time I liked that because it put an unexpected twist in the novels, and didn't give the the end of the book such a "happy ending", which I actually thought was really good. I love Adele's little sister! All in all I really just loved the book! I think I read it in about 2 days :)
    Thanks :)
    Liv

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    1. Oh my gosh, this put the BIGGEST smile on my face, Liv! I'm so glad you enjoyed The Moon Dwellers and I really appreciate you taking the time to stop by and post this :) I really hope you enjoy the rest of the series and thanks for all the support, my friend!!
      Happy reading :)

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  10. I am already half way through the Star Dwellers! So excited to find out what will happen!!!! The link below is the link to the first book of a series that my brother wrote :) It would be wicked if you could have a quick look and tell us what you think! :) Ahh love your books :)

    http://www.amazon.com/Echoes-Past-Mayan-Prophecies-Alex-ebook/dp/B00AB0G2QA/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1401507342&sr=1-1&keywords=echoes+of+the+past+by+alex+just

    Liv

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    1. Awesome, thanks!! Well, it means so much to me that you'd take the time to tell me you're enjoying my books :)

      Wow! Tell your brother congrats on his first book! And also let him know that I think the cover is amazing--I'm so impressed that he designed it himself! It looks really good and I wish him all the best with it :)

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  11. LOVE the books! I can't help but think of what part of the US they're in (under) though. Any thoughts?

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    1. Thanks so much Amanda!! I'm so glad you're enjoying The Dwellers Saga :) I didn't have any specific area in mind, mostly because I set the book so far in the future and after a catastrophic natural disaster, but as you proceed through the series, particularly into the sister series, The Country Saga, you'll get much more of a feel for the setting and how the world has changed :) Sorry I don't have a concrete answer for you, but thanks so much for your kind words, support and question, and I hope you enjoy the rest of the Dwellers and Country Sagas!!

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  12. Hi,
    I am just starting to read your Dwellers/Country sagas, and before I get too far in, I was wondering if there was a proper 'order' to them, as they are companion sagas. Reading just the small previews here and on Amazon, I think I'm going to really like them :)
    Thanks!

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    1. Hi Heather! Thank you so much for your message and support! Great question! I wrote a brief blog post that should help: http://davidestesbooks.blogspot.com/2013/08/how-to-read-dwellers-and-country-sagas.html?m=1

      Basically as long as you read the first three books in both the Dwellers and the Country Sagas before reading The Earth Dwellers, you're good to go. Thanks again and I hope you enjoy the series!

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  13. Hello David,

    I have read your book "The Moon Dwellers" and I am already looking forward to see what happens with Adele, Tristán and Co. in their long journey through the different kingdoms. Thanks for that! :-) However I have a "BUT", hopefully a constructive one. I got the spanish version of the book, unfortunatelly is full with typos, bad translations and even wrong sentence (word order) construction. In some parts it looks like somebody used google translator or similar, remade sentences afterwards (with typos) and review was not existing. I love the spanish language (I think I am quite good at it ;-)) and believe me, it hurt. It is easy to see that this is nothing to do with the quality of the original book, thanks to the descriptions, the story, the way to present the characters etc. So I bought also the english version. Dont care really about the money but I think that such a publication doesnt help you and your good work. In my opinion a better translation should be considered for this book and the rest of the saga. Also from my side, English isn't my first language, so please excuse any mistakes. Thanks

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    1. Hi Ele! It's so good to hear from you and I really appreciate you stopping by and expressing your enjoyment of The Moon Dwellers, I hope you enjoy the rest of the series!

      That being said, I'm SO SORRY you had a bad experience with the Spanish language version. Would you mind sending me an e-mail to davidestesbooks@gmail.com with your constructive feedback. I'd love to talk to you more, and pass your feedback on to my Spanish translator, who I've entrusted with the Spanish version (as I do not speak Spanish). I would also like to give you a small gift to make up for the bad experience you had with that version. Thanks again!

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  14. I just listed to the dwellers on audio from Audible.com when will the rest of your books be available on audio
    Thanks
    MarkH

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    1. Hi Mark, thanks very much for your support and I'm so glad you enjoyed the first three books of the Dwellers Saga. My publisher is in the process of producing the next three books in the series, Fire Country, Ice Country, and Water & Storm Country, and then they will produce The Earth Dwellers. They do not yet have a timetable for release, but Fire Country will most likely be released this summer. Thanks for listening!

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  15. I downloaded Audible on a whim and picked the Moon Dwellers as my free book. Oh my gosh! I absolutely loved it! I would sit it my car on my breaks at work just to listen to it. I than purchased the entire series on my Nook and finished it as soon as I could! I was so attached to the characters that it took me a few days to pick up Fire Country, but instantly loved it! I am currently reading Ice Country and I anticipate loving it just as much as the others. I have absolutely loved every single book and look forward to reading all that you currently have out. Thank you for giving us such great stories!

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    1. Amazing! Thanks SO MUCH AnnaLeigh, both for your kind words and support, it means the world to me and my family :) My audiobook publisher just sent me the unpublished audiofiles for the entire Country Saga and I'm listening to them now, they are AWESOME, the narrators did a fantastic job :) One question: would you be interested in receiving some signed bookmarks? If so, send me an e-mail to davidestesbooks@gmail.com with your mailing name and address :) Thanks again for everything!

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