THE RIFT (Rootless 2) now in paperback. E-book on sale for $0.99

THE RIFT is now out in paperback, via your local indie sellerBarnes & Noble, or Amazon. Also – the e-book is on sale for just $0.99 if you grab it today!

THE RIFT (Rootless #2)“There’s a brilliant madness to this deadly post-apocalyptic world, filled with complex characters, shifting loyalties, and layers of mystery… a nonstop adventure” – Publishers Weekly, starred review of ROOTLESS 

Banyan was once a tree builder, creating scrap-metal forests for rich clients in a barren burned-out world. Now he’s traded his scaffolds for lookouts, his tools for guns. On a stolen boat, surrounded by a mutinous crew, Banyan has escaped from Promise Island with the last living trees on earth, and he’s desperate to smuggle them to safety. 

But powerful enemies are in pursuit, seeking to claim the trees for themselves. To reach a safe haven, Banyan will need the help of the pirate girl he loves, Alpha, his broken friend, Crow, and his troubled sister, Zee. Only together can they cross the mysterious molten wasteland of THE RIFT. And when Banyan discovers a new threat to Alpha’s life, he fears he’ll lose not only the trees they sacrificed so much to find, but the girl who inspires him and gives him hope. 

Howard’s “gift for the phantasmagoric” (Kirkus) is on full display in this thrilling second book of the ROOTLESS trilogy.

THE RIFT (Rootless, Book Two) … out ARBOR DAY (April 25, 2014)

THE RIFT (Rootless #2) “There’s a brilliant madness to this deadly post-apocalyptic world, filled with complex characters, shifting loyalties, and layers of mystery… a nonstop adventure” – Publishers Weekly, starred review of Rootless

Banyan was once a tree builder, creating scrap-metal forests for rich clients in a barren burned-out world. Now he’s traded his scaffolds for lookouts, his tools for guns. On a stolen boat, surrounded by a mutinous crew, Banyan has escaped from Promise Island with the last living trees on earth, and he’s desperate to smuggle them to safety.

But powerful enemies are in pursuit, seeking to claim the trees for themselves. To reach a safe haven, Banyan will need the help of the pirate girl he loves, Alpha, his broken friend, Crow, and his troubled sister, Zee. Only together can they cross the mysterious molten wasteland of THE RIFT. And when Banyan discovers a new threat to Alpha’s life, he fears he’ll lose not only the trees they sacrificed so much to find, but the girl who inspires him and gives him hope.

Howard’s “gift for the phantasmagoric” (Kirkus) is on full display in this thrilling second book of the Rootless trilogy.

THE RIFT (Rootless #2) out April 25, 2014… ARBOR DAY!

Hey Hey! Working on getting the site updated but in the meantime… THE RIFT (Rootless Book Two) will be out on ARBOR DAY (April 25, 2014). Cover reveal coming on THURSDAY next week, at YABC (just like last time!)

Can’t wait for readers to be able to continue the journey…

May the forest be with you!
Chris