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Welcome to the Blog Tour for Silent Stars by Brett Armstrong, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!

About the Book

Silent Stars

Title: Silent Stars
Series:
Tomorrow's Edge #3
Author:
Brett Armstrong
Publisher:
Expanse Books
Release Date:
September 26, 2023
Genre:
Christian, Dystopian, Science Fiction

AD 2040: Barely eighteen, things have become much harder for Elliott. Reeling from the losses during the confrontation that brought Project Alexandria to a halt, Elliott feverishly hunts for the original files needed to finish it off. Finding only dead ends, he instead stumbles upon something dire: messages about the Babel Initiative. Conceived as a successor that would make Project Alexandria’s manipulations seem tame, this new threat once again forces Elliott into alliances with morally grey programmers known as Siegers. Beset by continual setbacks and defeats, many Siegers abandon the cause and go underground to survive the dangers ahead. The bleak reality that Elliott and those closest to him are almost certain to die in the fight against Dr. Almundson begins to set in. But Elliott isn’t ready to give up. He knows the cost of such a silent surrender will be humanity itself.

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Book Excerpt

“I just want it so bad,” she said. 

Her voice gave out a little at the end. He had to ask, “Want what?”

“The Normal. Our Normal. I want it so much it hurts. To be able to go for walks together. See a movie. Imagine a future together.”

A sharp pain swelled in his chest. “I know,” he murmured quietly. “I want that too.”

Lara leaned away and shook her head quickly, sending her dark, damp tresses swaying. “And you know we can’t.”

His first instinct was to redirect them from the collision course with pain this line of thought led to. “One day—”

“No. I let myself think that too. With how quiet things had been. It’s silly, but I enjoyed the past month together. I could almost picture our lives playing out that way for good. It would be a weird life. Wonderful in a way. Always dodging the lies and dark. Holding out a light to those we could trust. But today ...”

Her voice hitched, and a sob shook her. She cupped her face in her hands as the tears ran faster through the dams of her fingers. “Today, I almost lost you. All we did was stop to call my mom, and I almost lost you.”

Elliott’s throat felt tight. If she only knew that it wasn’t just that. His secret searches had brought down the added dangers. She was right, though. No matter how adamant they were each morning about sticking together to the end, that end was always perilously close at hand. Him loving her, being with her, was too dangerous. For her. For him. And, he dreaded, for love.



About the Author

Brett Armstrong

Brett Armstrong has been exploring other worlds as a writer since age nine. Years later, he still writes, but now invites others along on his excursions. He’s shown readers haunting, deep historical fiction (Destitutio Quod Remissio), scary-real dystopian sci-fi (Tomorrow's Edge), and dark, sweeping epic fantasy (Quest of Fire). Every story is a journey of discovery and an attempt to be a brush in the Master Artist’s hand. Through dark, despair, light, joy, and everything in between, the end is always meant to leave his fellow literary explorers with wonder and hope. Always busy with a new story, he also enjoys drawing, gardening, and spending time with his wife and son.

Connect with Brett by visiting brettarmstrong.net to follow him on social media and sign up for email updates.


Tour Giveaway

(2) winners will win a $25 Amazon gift card, print copy of Silent Stars, and a poster of a scene from the Tomorrow's Edge series!

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