At 11 Lalla should be enjoying her childhood in London. But this is not London as we know it. In a collapsed society, Lalla struggles to imagine her future. When a government announcement invites her to enjoy a new life in Regent’s Park, Lalla sees a glimmer of hope. But what is she willing to risk?
The Time Being is the short-story prequel to The Ship by Antonia Honeywell, if you enjoyed this, you’ll love the full-length novel sequel.
The Time Being is written by Antonia Honeywell and is the short story prequel to the full length audiobook The Ship, narrated by actress Melody Grove. This is a beautifully written and intricately constructed story entwined with suspense. Futuristic London is a dangerous and uninviting place. Young Lalla, like all children, is focused only on survival. When the government offers the people a chance for a real future, Lalla is suspicious. Will she risk everything for the promise of protection? What secrets do the government have lying inside Regent’s Park? Available now from Audible.
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