Our world has forgotten about the walkers. Part of an ancient reincarnation cycle that kept us balanced and at peace, they roamed the planet and moved freely between the spirit and physical worlds, communicating with animals. Today, after years of study into human-animal communication, an evolutionary geneticist named Robyn finds a genetic mutation that leads her to Fletcher and his brown bear, Eva.
After revealing her discovery to her supervisor at the MRI, she is pursued and finds they have been shadowing four other students who have also learnt of the gene, and have a dark plan to take control of society. Together, the team of scientists and three walkers set about trying to understand and unlock the secrets of the kindred ties. What does the MRI want with these teenagers? Can they win the race against them before it’s too late?
About the author
Marita Smith is a freelance editor and gourmet mushroom grower based on the South Coast of NSW. She has a Ph.B. (Hons) in Science from the Australian National University and considers chemistry a language in its own right. She spent several years as a paleo-biogeochemist, splitting her time between Australia and the Netherlands, before travelling through Europe to work on small farms. The first story she can remember writing involved being able to speak to her donkey Mindy.
'Convergence' marks the first book in the Kindred Ties trilogy.