The world is falling apart. The end is nigh. The Downfall is coming… but not if Scarlett Steele can help it.
A sixth form student in a North London college, Scarlett’s days are filled with school, homework, and writing her blog – ‘Truth Not Terror’ – in which she reports on the world’s atrocities and tries to spread the message that ‘peace will prevail’. She’s a believer that somehow, somewhere, among all the shootings, the stabbings, and the bombings, there is still some humanity left in mankind. Still some hope.
But what if she’s wrong?
On the day of The Broadcast, everything changes, and when Scarlett and her friend Seth meet the mysterious Adriana, it’s only a matter of time before their world is turned completely upside down. And that’s just the start.
Will Scarlett and her friends discover the truth? Will they choose to stand up and fight before it’s too late? And more importantly, will they be able to stop The Downfall?
“When I look back, that day began so normally, so typically, so ordinarily…
But that was the start of everything, at least for me.
That was the day of The Broadcast.
That’s what they called it, both in London and all over the UK – The Broadcast. Sounds harmless enough, doesn’t it? At the time, that’s what I thought too.
Now I know different.
That was the day Adriana took over the airwaves.
That was the day she made me sit up and take notice.
That was the day everything changed.”
Targeted Age Group: 13-19
Jessica Grace Coleman was born in Stafford, England and raised in the nearby village of Little Haywood, a quaint English location that would later be remodelled into Beth Powers’ home village in the Little Forest novels.
She studied Film Studies and American Studies at the University of Sussex in Brighton, and attended the University of Colorado at Boulder for a year as part of her course. A big fan of travelling, she has road tripped around North America and backpacked across China, South East Asia, Australia, and New Zealand.
Jessica has so far self-published five books in the Little Forest series: The Former World, Memento Mori, The Exalted, Carnival Masquerade and The Gloaming. She has also released her first short story collection, Grown By The Wicked Moon, featuring 14 weird and wonderful tales, as well as her non-fiction titles, Creative Ways To Start Creative Writing, Volumes 1, 2 & 3. The Downfall is the first book in The Downfall Trilogy, and the sequels, The Rebellion and The Revolution, will be released soon.
Jessica also runs her own proofreading, editing and ghost writing business, Coleman Editing, working for clients all over the world. In her spare time she also now runs the ‘Truth Not Terror’ charity campaign.
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