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The Cool Breeze of Spring - The second choice

18 September - 8.40 am
Do you smell the cool breeze of spring?

27-year-old Lucas is perfectly happy with his uneventful life as the captain of his own whale watching boat, in Canada’s Ultimate East. Then, he is told that the world is about to end, and he needs to select seven companions to restart a new human population.
Lucas chooses the woman of his dreams, marine biologist Charlotte, and six brilliant teens from a special needs school.

Read more about this group of special people as they face dangers and fight to protect their new home.

Available from August 2020

What's what

Neteru are aliens from the planet Etherun. They seeded Earth with different species as an ecological experiment.
Etherun is the planet where the Neteru live.
Key species are species which are of special interest to the Neteru: humans, crow, dolphins, whales, and tortoise.
Khered are the direct descendants of the first seedlings.
Activated Khered are the original descendants and their companions.
Mesu is a Neteru word for Earth.
Lectanimo is a form of mind communication.
Spheream is a sort of coloured cloud. It surrounds activated Khered and Neteru.
Telumparticula is the beam which is used to remove objects and species from Earth.
Mito is a Neteruian relaxation trick.
Anima migro is a form of teleportation.
R44 is a helicopter. It's not normally flown by a 14-year-old.
Orca is a seriously big whale. You don't normally see this species of the coast of St. John's in October.

Who's who

Lucas is captain and owner of a whale watching boat in Canada’s Ultimate East. He doesn't like excitement and unnecessary chitchat; to say that he's not great at social interaction would be an understatement.
Charlotte is the woman of Lucas's dreams, she is a marine biologist and his tour guide.
Devyn is Lucas's Neteru contact.
Em is Lucas' crow Khered.
Aptherae is Lucas' whale Khered.
Sarah is a red-haired 14-year-old engineering genius, with lots of freckles. She hates all things pink.
Alex is 14 years old. He is a brilliant artist but he doesn't talk.
Oliver is the youngest of this group and terribly shy. He is 13 years old and loves plants and gardening.
Ellie, 14 years old, is a brilliant mathematician who loves to hack computers. She loves pink.
Nathan is the oldest of the group, he is tall and skinny, and 15 years old. He loves all animals, and is mad about whales.
Ethan is a 13-year-old maths genius. Like Ellie, he also loves programming.
Geena is head of operation Red with the CIA, and she's not the nicest person in the world.