Ellen’s Tale by Alberta Ross

Ellen’s Tale is also available as an e-book

Ellen’s Tale: being the first part of The Sefuty Chronicles
2060:  The catastrophic results of climate change lead to mass migrations, whole nations fleeing rising seas and desertification.  The world at war: land, water and survival the prize.  The survivors split, most scrambling  to the purpose-built cities the others fortifying their settlements behind the false security of rings of land mines. Genetic manipulations lead to populations in the cities being freed from greed and violence but this has resulted in the destruction of the drive which made the human race so successful.  Imprisoned behind the mines, deprived of resources, the settlements battle famine, natural disasters and despair.  Populations  everywhere continue to tumble.
2162:  Young researcher Maia Linne contacts archivist Ris Menai for assistance with a study of Ellen Wellfit, a young girl who had lived and loved 50 years previously.  Ris is an expert on Ellen and her times and agrees to help.  Through incomplete correspondence we follow their increasing interest and eventual love for each other.  Ellen’s story is fed to Maia by copies of transcripts of recordings taken at the time.  Although the papers are also incomplete the story covers most of the events which were to prove important to mankind.
2111:  Ellen Wellfit, innocent and naïve child of the safe, peaceful and sterile cities.  Bix Sefune, genetically modified as a child to fight with the Sefuty Comrades (popularly known as Ferals), now dangerously charming.  They meet when she seeks his help to fulfil the dying request of an old lady. Terrified of life outside the city walls Ellen, in venturing out into the countryside, is forced to cling to Bix and he, responding, finds his interest in her growing.  They both dare to think of a future together but he cannot live within walls and they have to part.  It is Ellen who seeks to find a way to achieve their dreams.  The results of her actions hold out hope for them and also for the dwindling survivors of mankind.
An historical romance in the future, with three time periods and two love stories set against a background of climate change, child soldiers, land mines, genetic engineering and eugenics.
Ellen’s Tale is also available as an e-book in multi formats

Ellen’s Tale can be found on Alberta’s web page at
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An e-book edition in multi formats can be purchased at Smashwords.com
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Alberta’s Bio
I spent the first part of my adult life travelling the world, the middle years studying  and now have settled down to write.  From the first part I have endless photographs and memories from the second I have a BSc Hons and a MA.  Now in this part everything comes together.
Over the years my interests have expanded, as has my book and music collection.  A short list would include reading (almost anything) science, opera, folk, gardening, philosophy, crazy patchwork, freeform crochet, ethics, social history, cooking (and eating of course) anthropology and of course climate change and sustainability.
My parents gave me, apart from a love of reading and music, an interest and curiosity  in everything which in itself gives a total inability to be bored and for this I am always grateful.

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