Wasteland: Sirain Rises

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Ann Bakshis

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Old enemies have become new allies. But at what cost? Trea wasn’t expecting there would be more of her kind: additional Antaeans the High Rulers didn’t know about. But where did they come from?


Action,Apocalyptic,Young Adult

Short Summary

After nearly being captured and surviving a bombing, Trea finds out there are more of her kind in existence. She retreats with them to their city to hide from those still trying to capture her, but not everyone in her new safe haven is glad she's there.

Trea is manipulated into believing she's someone else, that the memories that try to creep forward where all derived from her time in captivity. She unwittingly turns against those who sacrificed everything for her survival.


post-apocalyptic USA

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain,Quest,Rebellion Against 'The One'

Plot - Other Elements


Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Trea (aka Meg)

Age: 18

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous,Badass,Leader,Skillful

Additional Character Details

Name: Braxton

Age: 30

Gender: Female

Role: Mentor

Key Traits: Adventurous,Badass,Charming,Confident,Engaging,Heroic,Honorable,Leader,Outspoken

Additional Character Details

Name: Artemis Webb

Age: 30

Gender: Male

Role: antagonist

Key Traits: Charming,Confident,Greedy,Narcisstic,Blunt,Power Hungry,Outspoken

Additional Character Details

Name: Grainne

Age: 13

Gender: Female

Role: protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous,Decisive,Empathetic,Engaging,Skillful

Development Pitch

Trea has to learn to overcome those who fear her and those that want to control her. She's briefly removed from a world she's only just gotten to know and begins to have a better understanding as to why the country has turned out broken and warped. There are two sides to every story and not all of them are factual. She's forced to leave her new home, sent back to the wasteland from which she came, but this time she's not alone in her fight. Trea must endure more pain and torment if she's to finally be free from the chains society holds her down with, but it comes at a heavy cost. Those who've been hunting for her break her, rebuilding her identity to one where she doesn't even know who she is any longer. She turns on those she loves without a second thought, bringing more harm to the world.

About The Author

I grew up in Glen Ellyn, IL, but now live in Woodridge, IL with my husband and kids. Writing has always been my passion since I was a child, creating my first short story at the age of 8. In college, I took Creative Writing and a Fiction Writing Workshop. Life got in the way, so writing was placed on hold for a while, but never forgotten. I enjoy writing science fiction, dystopian, and now fantasy.

Target Audiences

Age: 13-17,18-34

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: self-published

Year Published: 2015

Hard Copy Available