The Verona Trilogy by Lory S. Kaufman

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Book #1 of The Verona Trilogy:  Young Adult, Post-Dystopian Fiction

It’s the 24th centure and humans, with the help of artificial intelligences (A.I.s), have finally created the perfect post-dystopian society.  To make equally perfect citizens for this world, the elders have created History Camps, full sizec recreations of cities from Earth’s distant pasts.  Here teens live the way their ancestors did, doing the same dirty jobs and experiencing the same degradations.  History Camps teach youths not to repeat the mistakes that almost caused the planet to die.  But not everything goes to plan.  In this first of a trilogy, we meet three spoiled teens in the year 2347.  Hansum, almost 17, is good looking and athletic.  Shamira, 15, is sassy, independent and an artistic genius.  Lincoln, 14, is the smart-aleck.  But you don’t have to scratch too far beneath the surface to find his insecurities.  These three “hard cases” refuse the valuable lessons History Camps teach.

But when they are kidnapped and taken back in time to 1347 Verona, Italy, they only have two choices; adapt to the harsh medieval ways or die.  The dangers are many, their enemies are powerful, and safety is a long way away.  It’s hardly the ideal environment to fall in love – but that’s exactly what happens.  In an attempt to survive, the trio risks introducing technology from the future.  It could save them – or it could change history.

The Bronze and the Brimstone (The Verona Trilogy #2)

Hansum, Shamira and Lincoln, three teens from the 24th century are trapped in 14th century Verona, Italy.  They’ve survived many deadly experiences by keeping their wits about them and by introducing futuristic technology into the past.  Principal among these inventions is the telescope, which brought them to the attention of the rich and powerful.

But standing out can get you into unexpected and dangerous situations.  The nobles of Verona now believe Hansum is a savant, a genius inventory, especially after he brings them plans for advanced cannons and black powder.  Being the center of attention is great, but the potential for trouble is now exponentially greater because people are watching Hansum’s every move.

Meanwhile, artistic genius Shamira has fallen for a Florentine artist with bloody and disasterous consequences.  Lincoln, considered an incompetent back home in the 24th century, has blossomed – at lesat until he’s shot in the head with an arrow.  And Hansum, after secretly marrying his new master’s beautiful daughter, Guilietta, is offered the hand in marriage of lady Beatrice, daughter of the ruler of Verona,  To refuse could mean calamity for all the teens.

Amazingly, none of this is their biggest challenge.  Because a rash illness is spreading across Verona – and it is threatening to consume everyone.

Do they have a future in this past?

The Loved and the Lost (The Verona Trilogy #3)

They are three time travelers desperate to return to 14th century Verona to reclaim their medieval family’s shattered lives.  It is a mission fraught with danger and the risk of unexpected consequences for themseles and for their worlds.  For all three, it is a matter of the heart.  For one, though, it is truly the only thing that matters, as the fate of his eternal love and the life of their unborn child is the prize to be won or lost forever.  In this, the final book of THE VERONA TRILOGY, Hansum, Shamira and Lincoln go on the boldest adventure of their lives.  They will face hardship, tragedy, and threats from sources they couldn’t have imagined in all an effort to wrestle a future from the steely grip of an unforgiving past.

Lory Kaufman

Meet the author:  “I write Post-Dystopian fiction.  After society’s collapse, which is imagined in so many great dystopian stories, humans will either face inot history with the dinosaurs or if it learns the right lessons, society will go on to construct a civilization to last tens of thousands of years.  The books of THE VERONA TRILOGY are the exciting adventures of young people doing the latter”.  – Lory Kaufman

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