A crazy science-fiction where on an island, the sun doesn’t rise and fall each day, but the sun is present for 14 years, then disappears for 14 years. As the sun will soon leave the island our teenage twins, Marin and Kana, help the family clean the house and prepare it “as it was” when they arrived. The teens are confused why the town has bizarre traditions of removing locks from doors and rearranging furniture before they leave the island for the long night. They don’t receive any answers from parents or the town’s leaders, but are told to pack and prepare for the voyage.
On the day the tide rolls out (think the beginning of a tsunami, but it never returns), everyone gathers what luggage or food they can carry and head to the boats which have arrived to take the villager’s to the dessert. [This whole plot is weird at first.] Marin and Kana realize their friend Line is missing and knowing where he probably is, they set out to find him….. of course missing the loading of boats and being forgotten and left on the island, as the sun sets for the last time.
As the friends cope with their new abandonment, something they never imagined begins to happen. They find a note that reads, “HIDE” and the first night alone on the island brings a terror they never imagined. With nightfall becoming 24/7 they face far worst dangers than finding food. What are the creatures that roam the island during this long darkness and without the water and tide, will the friends even be able to get off the island or survive the creatures of the island? And how will they get off the island to the feet of boats without a boat or the tide? I’m still trying to wrap my head around some of the details of the creatures and the land dwellers having this arrangement to share an island, but alternating each decade. And where are the desert lands that the villagers go to?
This is an older plot for our YA readers
A sequel is in the works…..