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Childhood's End

(2013)
(Shine)
(The first book in the Shine series)
A Novella by

 
In the near future, a few young women manifest extraordinary abilities called "Shine." Each girl's ability is different. Some develop unusual mental abilities. Some become physically powerful. Others have talents that defy description. But the world does not embrace these Shines. It fears them.

Aura was only trying to use her healing powers to help a small child. But when she Shined, something went horribly wrong--and Seattle was destroyed. In the aftermath of this disaster, the government institutionalizes Shines in "rehabilitative treatment centers." Aura is sent to the Transforming Your Light island rehab--but to her it seems more like a prison. The other Shines hate her. The people running the place are out to get her. And she feels certain more is going on here than "group grope" and twelve-step sessions. But when she tumbles onto the horrible secret lurking beneath the rehab--she realizes just how great the danger to her and the other Shines really is.

Aura resolves to escape before it's too late. But she can only do that if she organizes the Shines, persuades them to work together, and overcomes the deadly opposition she only barely understands.

 
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Paperback Editions

August 2015 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Shine: A Novel (Shine Novel Series) (Volume 1)
Author(s): William Bernhardt
ISBN: 0-692-49144-9 / 978-0-692-49144-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Babylon Books
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Audio Editions

December 2015 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: Shine: A Novel: Shine Novel Series Volume 1
Author(s): William Bernhardt
Publisher: Babylon Books
Availability: Amazon   

December 2015 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: Shine: A Novel: Shine Novel Series Volume 1
Author(s): William Bernhardt
Publisher: Babylon Books
Availability: Amazon UK   

October 2013 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: Childhood's End: Shine, Book 1
Author(s): William Bernhardt
Publisher: Babylon Books
Availability: Amazon   

October 2013 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: Childhood's End: Shine, Book 1
Author(s): William Bernhardt
Publisher: Babylon Books
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

July 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Shine: A Novel (Shine Novel Series Book 1)
Author(s): William Bernhardt
Publisher: Babylon Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

November 2013 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: Childhood's End (Shine Book 1)
Author(s): William Bernhardt
Publisher: Babylon Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


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