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The Vortex of Éire

Mariah's DreamMARIAH'S DREAM

How far would you chase hope? 

What if you could change the world?

The green has gone from Mariah's Ireland. Every garden and field that was once lush with crops is now lifeless muck. And yet Mariah holds one seed...the seed of hope to feed the hungry. 

Together with Liam, her staunchest supporter, Naomi the biologist, Deborah, whose son sold out to the Senate, and Peter the farm boy, she sets out to make Ireland green again. That is Mariah's hope. It is Mariah's dream. 

Mariah's dream will change everything.

About The Vortex of Éire series

Mariah's Dream is the first novel in the Vortex, which will eventually span several novels. Before you read it, you can dive into the prologues and prepare yourself for the bigger story to come. Mariah's Prologues introduce various characters in the world of Belfast, Northern Ireland, in 2079 before their appearance in Mariah's Dream

                        ProloguesMariah's Prologues: Part of The Vortex of Éire

Read all 16 linked stories in this award-winning collection.
(Sir Julius Vogel Award 2017)

Mariah's Prologues 1-8, now available individually:

#1 The Dog with No Name 
One eventful night in Belfast, a soulful dog makes a split-second decision that will change his life forever.

#2 Mothers of Belfast 
Three mothers. Three children. And a man willing to suggest desperate measures to keep them all fed in perilous times of famine.

#3 Rue the Night
He wishes the job hadn't been forced on him. For her, it couldn't come soon enough. Follow two cyborgs on an ordinary night patrol, where anything might happen... Add to Goodreads

#4 Strawberry Dreaming
Mariah is exhausted at work and keeps nodding off, to dream of her uncle's once-lush garden. But perhaps there's still magic in Belfast after all.

#5 Callum's Alley
Childhood is rough in dystopian Belfast of 2079 and Callum dreams of his brief escapes to the riverbank. Then, in the alley, a surprise encounter brightens Callum's day...

#6 One Man's Work
Ellis Flanegan's workplace at the grain mill in urban Belfast is loud and oftentimes inhuman. His greatest hope: his daughter Mariah.

#7 Foe or Forager
In famine-ridden Belfast, edible harvests are rare and wild fruit even more so. The perfect reason why two young men go head to head over... a plant.

#8 Fate of the Ring
Jasmine agreed to barter away her wedding ring to feed her family for a few more days. Now it's up to Dougie to make it happen or lose his cut of the deal; he must venture into unknown territory and confront a crime lord in Belfast's dark underbelly.

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