ELEMENTS (Book Two)
New Eden Township is more than a dungeon for Fillion Nichols. The medieval biodome community, where Fillion is serving time, is a birthright that torments his life and threatens his future. Sealed inside the experimental Mars colony, there is no escape from anyone, especially the young woman who has haunted his thoughts for nearly six years. To preserve his sanity, he focuses on one goal – decoding the mystery behind the Watson deaths.
It is a mission that shatters his distorted perceptions of reality and helps rebuild the fractured elements of his life.
Meanwhile, to prove his worth to the Daughter of Earth, a young nobleman ventures beyond the walls of the biodome and experiences the Outside world for the first time. But his quest takes an unpredictable turn when he meets Lynden Nichols and Mack Ferguson, who draw him into their world – a community also confined and isolated by society. The Anime Tech Movement’s computer underground is far from the rustic, honorable life the young nobleman knows. Yet, he discovers familiar elements within the high tech subculture that may sustain the home he left behind.
As worlds converge, each young man faces a choice that will affect the survival of an entire community. And to save the generation they fight for, both men must defy the boundaries of everything they know.
Youth cultures collide as The Biodome Chronicles continues in a compelling quest for truth, forging an unforgettable story rich in mystery, betrayal and love.
Cover artwork by the incredible Amalia Chitulescu
“Once again, he became outraged that humans—more specifically his dad—would rather invest in something pointless than the people right in front of them. Would Earth still suffer and need movements dedicated to its healing if humankind was rooted in reality?”
— FILLION NICHOLS —
“She surveyed the undergrowth and focused on a cluster of fern fronds curled tightly against the new life they had been given. She often wondered why the fern’s new existence was so firmly wound up. But she questioned their response no longer. Oaklee felt every muscle in her body want to curl up in self-protection, to comfort the pain, anger, and fear.”
— WILLOW OAK WATSON —
“The fish, whose tail was nipped, separated itself from the group and began to appear sickly, most likely from stress, Coal reasoned. He refused to be this fish, or the belly up fish, or the blue fish gasping for air. Rather, he resolved to be the other fish, the one who found purpose and meaning despite the unnatural environment, despite depending upon keepers for survival.”
— COAL HANSEN —
AWARDS and HONORS
Indie Excellence Book Award
2016 FINALIST - Science Fiction
“Elements presents the most thoughtful, realistic vision of the near future I have seen in this genre so far...When you read this book, prepare to be stimulated as well as entertained. Elements is a feast for the intelligent reader; it provokes all kinds of philosophical questions. The simple story holds a multitude of ideas within its petals; the reader who looks deeper will see them...Elements is part murder mystery, part romance, part fantasy, part science fiction, part eco-punk, but the mix never feels contrived; Sundin blends these genres seamlessly...I hope Sundin produces the next book soon, because I for one will be waiting with bated breath!”
"The crispness and confidence with which the narrative is revealed, and how the characters are brought to life, is brilliant. The textures and visuals are vividly woven into the plot layers, all threaded together with Jesikah's masterful use of language and dialogue. Murder, mystery, love, betrayal, and a continued exploration of futuristic societal culture round out Elements as a worthy successor to Legacy."
"Just like Legacy, I felt like I was actually there with the characters. Sundin knows how to write! With mystery, love, deception and just an intelligently crafted story, Elements a great read!"