Icons (Icons, Book 1) (UK Edition)

By Margaret Stohl

Every little thing replaced at the Day. The day the home windows shattered. The day the ability stopped. The day Dol's kinfolk dropped useless. The day Earth misplaced a conflict it didn't realize it used to be battling.

Since then, Dol has lived an easy lifestyles within the geographical region – secure from the shadow of the Icon and its terrifying energy. Hiding from the single fact she can't steer clear of. She's diverse. She survived. Why? while Dol and her ally, Ro, are captured and brought to the Embassy, off the coast of the sprawling city as soon as referred to as the town of Angels, they locate merely extra questions. whereas Ro and fellow hostage Tima rage opposed to their captors, Dol reveals herself attracted to Lucas, the Ambassador's privileged son.

But the 4 young people are extra alike than they may imagine, and the timing in their assembly isn't a accident. It's a conspiracy. in the Icon's succeed in, Dol, Ro, Tima, and Lucas observe that their uncontrollable feelings – which they've regularly regarded as their maximum weaknesses – may very well be their maximum strengths.

Bestselling writer Margaret Stohl supplies the 1st e-book in a heart-pounding sequence set in a haunting new international the place 4 youngsters needs to piece jointly the mysteries in their pasts – which will store the long run.

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The Lords didn’t come the following from the heavens to save lots of us. They got here from a few far flung sunlight procedure to colonize our planet, at the Day. We don’t be aware of what they seem like within their ships, yet they’re now not angels. They destroyed my kinfolk the 12 months i used to be born. what sort of angel could do this? Now we name them the home of Lords—and Ambassador Amare, she tells us to not worry them—but we do. simply as we worry her. at the Day, the lifeless dropped silently of their houses, by no means seeing what hit them. by no means understanding whatever approximately our new Lords, in regards to the means they can use their Icons to regulate the strength that flowed via our personal our bodies, our machines, our towns. approximately how they can cease it. both manner, my relations is long gone. there has been no cause of me to have survived. no one understood why I did. The Padre suspected, in fact. That’s why he took me. First me, after which Ro. I listen a legitimate from the a ways finish of the chapel. I squint, turning my again to the door. The Padre has despatched for me, yet he’s overdue. I seize the attention of the woman from the portray at the wall. Her face is so unhappy, i feel she is aware what has occurred. i believe she understands every little thing. She’s a part of what basic Ambassador to the Planet Hiro Miyazawa, the pinnacle of the United Embassies, calls the outdated methods of humanity. How we believed in ourselves—how we survived ourselves. What we regarded as much as, again after we inspiration there has been an individual up above. no longer anything. i glance again to the girl a second longer, till the disappointment surges and the ache radiates via me. It pulses from my temples and that i believe my brain stumble, folding on the fringe of unconsciousness. whatever is inaccurate. It needs to be, for the general pain to return on so all at once. I press my hand to my temple, keen it to forestall. I breathe deep, until eventually i will see sincerely. “Padre? ” My voice echoes opposed to the wooden and stone. It sounds as small as i'm. An animal has lurched into my leg, one of the extra coming into the chapel, and my nostrils fill with smells—hair and hides and hooves, paint and mildew and manure. My birthday falls at the Blessing of the Animals, in an effort to commence simply hours from now. neighborhood Grass farmers and ranchers will come to have the Padre bless their cattle, as they've got for 3 hundred years. it really is Grass culture, and we're a Grass project. showing within the door, the Padre smiles at me, relocating to mild the ceremonial candles. Then his smile fades. “Where’s Furo? larger and largest haven’t obvious him in any respect this morning. ” I shrug. I can’t account for each moment of Ro’s day. Ro may be lifting the entire dried cereal truffles out of Bigger’s emergency offers. Chasing Biggest’s donkeys. Sneaking down the Tracks towards the outlet, to shop for extra elements for the Padre’s busted-up outdated pistola, shot simply on New Year’s Eve. assembly humans he doesn’t wish me to fulfill, studying issues he doesn’t wish me to grasp. getting ready for a warfare he’ll by no means struggle with an enemy that can’t be defeated. He’s on his personal. The Padre, preoccupied as continuously, isn't any longer being attentive to himself or to me. “Careful …” I seize his elbow, pulling him out of ways of a pile of pig waste.

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