2050, Paris n'est plus qu'un torrent de violences, le terrain de jeu de fanatiques déchus. L'air n'est plus respirable. Les hologrammes ont remplacé les hommes. Le travail n'est plus que le privilège de quelques-uns. Sous l'hégémonie de Dame Consommation, il est devenu interdit de fabriquer et réparer.
Ce livre est un signal d'alerte. Il est futuriste sans être fantaisiste. Un livre terrifiant de vérités aux premières pages et saisissant d'espoir aux dernières. Un très beau roman d'anticipation, empli d'humanité. Un bel appel au vivre ensemble et au retour à l'autosuffisance.
In the war-torn world of Emeshreen, a young captain named Nove is found covered in blood. His entire army lies fallen in the surrounding lands of the forbidden East. A simple package lies in the sand behind him. A retrieval team led by Lya, the magus, discovers a distraught Nove unable to speak of what happened to him and his army. Lya and his team are anxious to learn whether The Package is truly the legendary weapon to end the wars that never cease in Emeshreen. Meanwhile, even the skilled healer Vendine cannot help Nove escape the horrible headaches that plague him every time he attempts to tell his tale.
Nove, together with Vendine, Lya and the retrieval team, set off on a journey home to the Kingdom of Naris, where King Relegus desperately awaits The Package. Nove, on the other hand, has no other desire than to be rid of the mysterious item even though many believe it represents all hope for peace. With kingdoms desperate to cease hostilities, Nove must convince King Relegus that The Package must never be used. Because it can possess and control minds, it is the most dangerous of weapons.
As the journey unfolds, narrated by an angel from above, we enter a tumultuous world of magi, wizards and kings, where Good must fight Evil, and where competing values and principles intertwine amongst each character. The Package is a unique and spellbinding story that resonates strongly with our modern world today.
Montreal-based Lisa Naraine is a young Canadian author who has a passion for fiction and fantasy. While her stories take place in a fantastic realm, they present a human edge that is frequently mirrored in our modern era. The Package covers a wide range of subjects, from the eerily supernatural to an all-too-vivid alternate reality. Naraine studied literature at Dawson College and loves the art of storytelling. Her writing style can be compared to Tolkien mixed with a dark twist of Edgar Allan Poe.