Genre: YA Fantasy
Date of Publication: 4/24/2020
Number of pages: 444
Word Count: 112K
Cover Artist: Bilal Haider
DATHER IS AN ISLAND THAT WAS ONCE KNOWN AS OHAU. A nation that rose from the ashes after an asteroid shower has divided itself when people began to discover their unique powers.
At sixteen-years-old Adaline sits in prison with her mother and younger brother, and today is Parting Day where more prisoners will be executed. After seven years of being spared, Adaline’s luck has run out.
But she won’t go quietly or easily. Her life depends on her ability to escape the grasps of the King and find a place of freedom. Discovering her unique powers is the turning point Adaline needs to get a second chance at her freedom.
In this thrilling novel of friendship, family, and secrets Adaline runs for her life and learns the truth of her past along the way.
Book Trailer: https://youtu.be/tuRfa2CXSPU
The new hardcover release is an exclusive edition of The Markings featuring 60+ pages of new content. These pages include bonus chapters from three main characters (Zavy, Alexander, and Derith), as well as the first chapter from book two. These exclusive hardcover editions are sold through Amazon.
You can also buy unique Signed Copies with Sprayed Edges
Catherine Downen is the author of The Markings. She recently graduated from Bradley University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. She has always had a love for writing and a passion for telling stories. Currently, Catherine is working as a Sustaining Engineer in St. Louis, while writing books.
Book Two, Crowning Keys, Releases January 12, 2021