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The Serpent Underneath

Julie A. Fragoules

2023 FAPA Award Winner

Years after the American collapse, a new government offers safety in return for compliance as its pursues the common good at the expense of the people. Taken from the outskirts as a youth, Haven will risk everything to save those closest to her from an elite leadership intent on their destruction. Her mentor, Adrien, hides a dark intellect behind a mask of conformity, manipulating people and circumstances towards his own subversive ends. To the West, Nathan wakes from a coma to find his nation gone, replaced by a treacherous land, ravaged by an ancient and terrible contagion. The danger accelerates as Nathan travels into this new tyranny in search for a son he didn't know he had and all their lives converge and the fight for liberty reignites.

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