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The Markings by Catherine Downen

March 27, 2020
The Markings

The Markings by Catherine Downen is out now on Amazon!

The Marking
On Amazon NOW!

DATHER IS AN ISLAND THAT WAS ONCE KNOWN AS OHAU. A nation that rose from the ashes after an asteroid shower had 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.  

An exclusive quote from the novel is: “My brain sees him as a threat, as the enemy, a guard at the castle, but my heart feels he is a friend. The question is, which one is right?”

Author Catherine Downen
Pre-order The Marking Today!

I also got to read the novel before it’s release. I have to say that the character of Adaline is strong and full of courage. This story is about her on a journey as she fights for the truths of her past. I love journey stories and The Marking delivered. The ending left me going OMG! I need the second novel like yesterday.

Author 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 by day, while continuing to write on the side.

You can get this novel on AMAZON or check out more on Catherine on her website!

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