Edith Clayton and the Wisdom of Athena

By A.D. Phillips

Young adult, Action & adventure, Sci-Fi, Historical fiction | eBook


The Great War - the bloodiest in history - is over. Everyone wants to forget the horrors of the past, but for one girl that's impossible. Fourteen year old Edith Clayton thinks looking after her rebellious little sister is difficult, but that's the least of her concerns when her archaeologist father discovers a shape changing, black metal sphere that defies the known laws of science. After Edith accidentally absorbs the unearthly power contained within, events take a dangerous turn. Gifted with the ability to heal rapidly from wounds and relive any memory in perfect detail, Edith struggles to find answers. But there's another, more profound effect that only becomes evident later: Edith has stopped growing old. While everybody else ages as they should, she remains trapped in the body of a teenager. As two decades pass and a second great war breaks out, Edith is caught in a desperate race to recover an artefact even more powerful than the first. Smaller and physically weaker than an adult, she learns there are also advantages to being a child. Edith will need those - and her special skills - because the promise of eternal youth attracts many enemies. (Science fiction adventure set in the 1920s, 30s, and 40s. Approximately 82,000 words.)


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The Great War - the bloodiest in history - is over. Everyone wants to forget the horrors of the past, but for one girl that's impossible. Fourteen year old Edith Clayton thinks looking after her rebellious little sister is difficult, but that's the least of her concerns when her archaeologist father discovers a shape changing, black metal sphere that defies the known laws of science. After Edith accidentally absorbs the unearthly power contained within, events take a dangerous turn. Gifted with the ability to heal rapidly from wounds and relive any memory in perfect detail, Edith struggles to find answers. But there's another, more profound effect that only becomes evident later: Edith has stopped growing old. While everybody else ages as they should, she remains trapped in the body ...


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A.D. Phillips lives in Manchester, UK. The author holds a PhD in Applied Mathematics and currently works as an analyst, but has previously been a mathematics teacher and a researcher based at NASA Goddard, USA. Despite having a non-literary background, A.D. has a passion for creative writing, and is the author of numerous works of fiction, most notably a series of text adventure games (in the style of 80s Infocom works) that are currently available as free downloads from specialist websites. Most of the author's works feature female protagonists and/or villainesses. Favourite genres are action adventures, thrillers, and science fiction.


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A.D. Phillips lives in Manchester, UK. The author holds a PhD in Applied Mathematics and currently works as an analyst, but has previously been a mathematics teacher and a researcher based at NASA Goddard, USA. Despite having a non-literary background, A.D. has a passion for creative writing, and is the author of numerous works of fiction, most notably a series of text adventure games (in the s...


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