16-year-old Marinette discovers she is the only person on the planet who can speak, but she doesn’t know why. Can she unlock the mystery of her origins?
A SOCIETY SUPPRESSED BY SILENCE. A SECRETIVE PROCESS. A HIDDEN ABILITY.
In a world where Silence is the Order, humans have lost the ability to speak. During an encounter with a dying woman who mumbles of “stopping the process”, Marinette releases the first sound the world has ever heard of.
What makes her so different?
As Marinette races to find out the truth behind her hidden ability, she comes face to face with a society that is deeply entrenched with keeping people and their hopes silent and under control.
Will Marinette be able to find out what is the process? And can she solve the mystery of her trigger that gives her the ability to make sounds?
Piercing Through The Silence is the first alternative future novel in the Silence Breaker series. If you like a perfect mix of adventure and mystery with engaging young adult characters, this series is for you.
Start reading Piercing Through The Silence and dive into a coming of age adventure about friendship, purpose and freedom.
Targeted Age Group:: Anyone
What Inspired You to Write Your Book?
I was inspired to write this book because of the impact peoples' voices have on life. As such, the background to this book is a society in the future where our voices are taken away biologically until the first girl appears who can speak again.
How Did You Come up With Your Characters?
I chosen a 16 year old as my main character because I wanted it to be her journey of becoming a voice for a society lost of all hope.
As I returned my focus to the woman, another smaller explosion rocked the car and the flames were now brighter and stronger. Why couldn’t the woman get out? Why was she waiting there? Was there someone else with her there? I noticed her doing something to one of her legs and then realized one of her legs was stuck in the twisted wreckage. The two men were still walking slowly in my direction. Why aren’t they running? Couldn’t they see the flames and the trapped woman? One of them was using his phone and I hoped he was calling for help.
I locked eyes with her again, her lips continued to repeat those three nonsensical words and despite my attempt to drag my feet forward they were too stubborn and stopped after a few meters. What was stopping me from going forward? My heart wanted to rush into the fire and save the woman but my mind refused to listen. As I battled with my thoughts, some of them whispered to me “don’t go”, “you are not that kind of person”, “it is dangerous”, “you would die in there with the woman”, “someone else would save her” and “you don’t have to be the one taking the risk.”
There was a couple of women across on the other side of the burning car and they were pointing at the car but, like the men, they weren’t moving to help the woman. She was going to die if no one helped her. What was wrong with people these days? They hadn’t seen me yet because the flames, being too high, formed a barrier between me and them.
As the flames began to reach the woman’s leg which was still stuck, I again mustered all my effort to go forward but was unable to. I was only a teenage girl but it seemed like I was the only one who wanted to help the woman.
The woman’s lip movements had reached a crescendo, fear has set in her eyes and one of her hands was on her stomach. It dawned on me she could be pregnant and even with all this information my feet remained planted on the ground. What was wrong with me? Why was I such a coward and so weak? Felix would be so disappointed in me, Mrs Wills would be ashamed of me and, as I tried again mustering all of my strength, I simply fell forward on my knees.
A final loud explosion rocked the car, flames engulfed the entire car and the woman, and a loud desperate sound pierced the air around me.
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