Dark Life by Kat Falls

Dark Life

Written by Kat Falls

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This is a debut novel that won’t disappoint. Set in a world where the rising oceans have taken over continents and there are humans living on the small tracts of land that remain whilst others have moved under the sea to the ocean floor. But criminals in the underworld are determined to take over the ocean floor and Ty finds himself fighting to save the only home he’s ever known. Joining forces with Gemma, a topsider who is searching for her mysteriously missing brother. Can they together, defeat the evil incomers that threaten to destroy everything Ty and Gemma hold dear?


Dark Life by Kat Falls

Ty has lived under the ocean for his entire life. Following global warming and the rise of the seas, his family joined an underwater community in hopes of living in the new frontier of the ocean floor. But When Ty meets Gemma, a girl from topside , who is searching the seas for her brother, she quickly makes his life very complicated. Together Ty and Gemma face dangerous sea creatures and venture into the frontier town's rough underworld as they search for her missing brother. But the deeper they dig, the more attention they attract, and soon Ty and Gemma find themselves being hunted by a gang of outlaws who roam the underwater territories causing havoc, and who seem to have eerie abilities. But Ty has a secret of his own, living underwater for his entire life has meant he has also developed a special power. Can he keep it a secret from Gemma and his family or is it time for him to finally tell everyone the truth?

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About the Author

Kat Falls

Kat Falls grew up in Maryland and received a MFA in screenwriting at Northwestern
University. Now she teaches at NU, where she is continually inspired by her
students' creativity. Kat has had four screenplays optioned by independent
producers and was hired to write a script for Disney Studios based on a pitch. Kat's
leap into prose came by way of a writing exercise. Knowing that her 12-year-old son
loved reading about the ocean, Wild West pioneers, and (of course) the X-Men, she
combined his interests and created the premise for a story that kept her up nights
plotting and world-building. One year later, her sci-fi adventure novel, Dark Life took
1st place in the sci-fi/fantasy category of the 2008 Crested Butte/Sandy writing
contest. Kat lives in Illinois, USA, with her husband, theatre director Robert Falls,
their three children, two cats, two guinea pigs and a snake named Poncho.

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304 pages
Interest Age: From 11


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Simon & Schuster Childrens Books an imprint of Simon & Schuster Ltd

Publication date

5th August 2010




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