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Osiris Project #2: Cataveiro: Book Two of the Osiris Project
Synopses & Reviews
A boat is shipwrecked on Patagonian shores, and rumors abound that it has come from the lost city Osiris, believed to have been destroyed over 50 years ago. The implications are wide-reaching and acutely political, for in the eyes of the world Osiris is only a collection of fables.
Pilot and cartographer Ramona, recently returned to the island of Tierra del Fuego, has a broken plane, and the only person who can fix it for her is the Antarctican, Taeo, a political exile desperate to find a way back home.
Glimpsing an opportunity for redemption, Taeo discovers there is one survivor of the shipwreck: the sole proof that Osiris exists. He and Ramona find themselves caught up in a perilous conflict of interests over the secret of the sea city, a secret which will have severe repercussions on their lives, their homes, and their loved ones.
The Boreal States believe that the city of Osiris was destroyed fifty years ago. The Republic of Antarctica has known of its continued existence, and kept this knowledge secret. When a boat is shipwrecked on the shores of Tierra del Fuego in Patagonia, rumours abound that that it has come from the lost city.” Taeo, a political exile and opium junkie living on Tierra Del Fuego, sees this as an opportunity, and hatches a plan to give Antarctica the upper hand in the coming battle for Osiris.
Taeo presses a pilot named Ramona into his service as a courier. Ramona doesnt know Taeos true intentions, but she has an agenda of her own. Ramonas mother is sick and dying, and her only hope lies in the wealthy city of Cataveiro, where Ramona hopes to procure Boreal medicine. Taeo manages to find and befriend Vikram, the survivor of the shipwreck, but his carefully laid plans never work out as expected.
Ramonas quest to find a cure for her mother leads her to some unexpected information that could destabilize the entire region... As the political situation in the Boreal States heats up, the situation in Osiris itself becomes even more precarious. Adelaide, who has been living anonymously in Western Osiris, begins to uncover unimaginable secrets--secrets related to Ramonas discoveries.
The second book of the Osiris project by E. J. Swift explodes the previously narrow setting of the first book into a widescreen panorama. She paints the remains of the post-climate change, post-scarcity world in stark, bloody colors. Cataveiro is a futuristic political thriller that straddles oceans and continents.
About the Author
E. J. Swift is a writer and novelist based in London. She studied in Manchester and at Royal Holloway in London, where she completed the MA in Creative Writing. Her short fiction has appeared in Interzone magazine. When not writing, Emma can usually be found festooned with cats or practicing aerial circus skills.
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