Title: No One Dies in the Garden of Syn
Author: Michael Seidelman
Genre: YA Fantasy
Release Date: April 26th 2016
Summary from Goodreads:
Synthia (Syn) Wade is a teenage girl who struggles with cystic fibrosis, an incurable life-threatening disease. One day she is pushed into a pond by an unseen figure and wakes up in a new world – a mysterious garden where illness and death don’t exist.
Welcomed by the garden’s residents and now free of her symptoms, Syn decides to stay. But, before long, she realizes that this apparent utopia holds many dangers and dark secrets.
Surrounding the garden is a fog that Syn is warned never to enter. She encounters bizarre creatures that defy reason. And always lurking in the shadows is a masked woman – a woman who may have a connection to the disappearance of Syn’s parents many years ago. A woman whom no one will speak of, but whom everyone fears.
While No One Dies in the Garden of Syn, Syn will soon discover that some fates are worse than death.
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Except 3 – From Chapter 9
Stumbling, I grab the flashlight, accidentally flicking it on, and run as fast as my feet will carry me. The beam lands on two creatures squatting to the left of me. If the light wasn’t shining on them, I would say they were large dogs. Alas, these creatures are covered with shiny green scales, similar to the patch of skin on Flint’s back. They have a head that resembles a dog except for their snouts, which extend like a crocodile’s. Long, heavy tongues are hanging out of their panting mouths. Long tails vibrate and crackle like a rattlesnake’s. They growl at me, baring razer-like teeth. Drool rains from their mouths.
The whispers promptly return. Louder and louder. Run! Run away! Hurry! I do just that, with the terrifying beasts right on my tail.
About the Author
When Michael was growing up, his passions were reading, watching movies, enjoying nature and creative writing. Not much has changed since then.
Working in Online Marketing for over ten years, Michael felt it was time to pursue his passion as a career and wrote the first book in The Garden of Syn trilogy.Getting up every morning and sitting down to create new characters and bring new worlds to life is the most fulfilling job he’s have ever had. He is currently writing the second book in The Garden of Syn series and, beyond the trilogy, has many ideas plotted out that he looks forward to sharing with the world!
Michael was born in Vancouver, BC Canada where he continues to reside.