Captives  -     By: Jill Williamson
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Zondervan / 2013 / Paperback

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In a dystopian future, most of the population is infected with a plague. The exceptions are those who live outside the Safe Land's city walls. When a mutation in the plague sends city enforcers looking for the uninfected, Levi's village is raided. While the attack leaves many dead, Levi's fiancie is being held captive. Levi launches a war against the city in an attempt to free her before it's too late.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 304
Vendor: Zondervan
Publication Date: 2013
Dimensions: 7.10 X 4.70 X 1.00 (inches)
ISBN: 0310724228
ISBN-13: 9780310724223
Availability: In Stock
Series: Safe Lands

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In a dystopian future, most of the population is infected with a plague. The exceptions are those who live outside the Safe Land’s city walls. When a mutation in the plague sends city enforcers looking for the uninfected, Levi’s village is raided. While the attack leaves many dead, Levi’s fiancée is being held captive. Levi launches a war against the city in an attempt to free her before it’s too late.

Author Bio

Jill Williamson is a novelist, dreamer, and believer. Growing up in Alaska led to love books, and in 2010 her first novel, By Darkness Hid, won the Christy Award. She loves working with teenagers and gives writing workshops at libraries, schools, camps, and churches. Jill lives in Oregon with her husband and two children. Visit Jill online at www.jillwilliamson.com

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Author: Jill Williamson
Located in: John Day
Submitted: February 27, 2013

    Tell us a little about yourself.  Jill Williamson is a novelist, dreamer, and believer. She grew up in Alaska with no electricity, an outhouse, and a lot of mosquitoes. Thankfully it was the land of the midnight sun, and she could stay up and read by the summer daylight that wouldn’t go away. But the winter months left little to do but daydream. Both hobbies set her up to be a writer. Her debut novel, By Darkness Hid, won an EPIC Award, a Christy Award, was a Carol Award finalist, and was named a Best Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror novel of 2009 by VOYA magazine. Jill has served alongside her youth pastor husband for the past twelve years and loves working with teenagers, especially to encourage young writers. She gives writing workshops at libraries, schools, camps, and churches.

    What was your motivation behind this project?  Last year, my ladies Bible study group completed Beth Moore’s study on the book of Daniel. As we learned about the young royals who were taken from Jerusalem to be inducted into the Babylonian culture, I couldn’t help but imagine how some of the teen guys in our youth group would fare in such a situation. This train of thought sent me brainstorming the story of CAPTIVES. I wanted to write the story of three brothers, Mason, Levi, and Omar, and how each reacted differently to such an experience. Mason’s character was going to parallel Daniel’s. I wanted Levi to be searching for his fiancé and Omar to be the one who totally adapts to the Babylonian-like culture. Our country today has a very Babylonian “me” mentality, and I wanted to explore themes in connection with that. I also feel very strongly about the spread of AIDS and wanted to write about the disease and raise questions without preaching and condemning anyone. All of those thoughts came together to create the idea in CAPTIVES, a story filled with suspense, action, romance, and a race against the clock.

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