Editorial review: Embrace this adventure of magnitude and scope that expands every time you think there is no more room for expanse.
Wayline is a creative and very compelling story set in a dystopian science fiction world in the near future. A young adult story mixed with elements of mystery, this book has many things that will compel any fan of the genres just mentioned.
Join Hope and her dog Kluuja on an adventure that will never cease to amaze, as you learn about her origin, the deaths of her parents, and her significance in an alien invasion and her role yet to play in the ongoing war against the Wayline invaders.
I found myself wanting to continue reading every time a chapter ended. The rich and various characters were both enriching and interesting, and it made me want to read more from the author. His ideas are original and I cannot wait to see if he will continue the story of Hope and her journey.
From such unique concepts as The Shang to the true intentions of the war that the Wayline began to the growth of Hope as the protagonist, I found myself wanting more and often turning back a few pages to reread some of the ideas and better understand what had just happened.
Matthew is excellent at balancing his themes, story structure, and the arcs of his characters. Keep an eye out for this author, as he is just getting started in his career and he has enormous potential.
— Ashley Holzmann, -30- Press COO
Synopsis: After the war that disseminated humanity, Hope is trying to rebuild her world in the shadows of the Wayline Empire. Her task is clear; she must bring a valuable package across the countryside for a mysterious collector. But when she finally arrives, she finds the Wayline are there already, scouring every inch of the small desolated town.
Who tipped them off that there was a collector in town? And why are they suddenly so interested in the day-to-day activities of the resistance? Hope knows there’s more to this mystery than meets the eye.
She volunteers to embark on a dangerous mission to try and disrupt the Wayline communications systems, hoping to find out more about what the Wayline are planning. But just when she finds out their terrible secret, she’s captured.
Will she have what it takes to make it out of there safe? Will she rejoin the resistance? Or will she go to work for the very thing that destroyed her family to try to bring peace to the world?
The Wayline have a legend about the great Sabella, the light bringer who defeated the dark. Might Hope be the mysterious Sabella? The one destined to fight back against the darkness and bring light to the world?