I am beyond thrilled to announce that a beloved project of mine is going to be released by Mystique Press (an imprint of Crossroads Press.) This novel -- which has since been retitled as Utopia Falls -- is a story I originally wrote shortly after I moved to Texas in 2010, and is (in my opinion) an epic young-adult science-fiction tale that questions what one young woman will do when faced with the unthinkable. It's undoubtedly one of my most favorite works, and I'm super excited that Crossroads Press will be publishing it under their Mystique Press imprint.
So... without further ado... I present to you: the official cover artwork (created by KDS Cover Concepts) and the back-cover blurb for Utopia Falls.
a novel by Kody Boye
Society has reached its peak within the walled city of Utopia. While the outside world lies in inhospitable ruins, the city within brims with technological marvels—all thanks to a benevolent god that appeared during humanity’s darkest hour. But with the city on the verge of overpopulation, and the world outside not promised to be safe, time is running out for the Utopian people, and it’ll take one brave young woman to change the course of history.
Seventeen-year-old Ember Hillen has lived in the shadow of the god her entire life. With a promising future in medicine, she believes that her future is set in stone. What she doesn’t expect is for her Aptitude Test scores to come back with exemplary remarks—or to be chosen as her city’s next Holy Conduit.
As the Holy Conduit, Ember can connect with, and receive visions of, her god’s desires for the Utopian city. The only problem? Her god is implying that her people must somehow journey beyond their isolated city to build a new world in the wasteland. But with the mad leader of the premier engineering facility within Utopia attempting to sway Ember through whatever means possible, Ember must make a choice that will change a life forever. The only question is: can she withstand the storm that will follow?
Utopia Falls is projected to be released sometime in the second half of 2021.