In Katrina Mountfort’s vision of the future, as portrayed in her Blueprint trilogy, citizens living inside Citidomes are kept safe, but highly controlled. Discouraged from ‘subversive thinking’ they can’t even imagine the world beyond the dome. We, on the other hand, can think outside the box (see what I did there?). To help us imagine what’s out there, we not only have Katrina’s words but the evocative covers of the books, the second of which, Forbidden Alliance, will be published in September. Now we can have a sneak peek at the cover by artist Alex Storer.
Forbidden Alliance continues the story of Caia and Mac from Future Perfect. Now, sixteen years later, they are known as Cathy and Michael and living a village life. Michael is also leader of the Alliance of Outside Communities and preoccupied with his most audacious plan yet to liberate rebels from inside the Citidomes, a plan that not only endangers him but his family and many of their allies. Their daughter Joy, a rebel too of sorts, is fighting against the village future planned for her by Michael and forbidden from seeing her true love Harry who lives on the canals; but her illusions about life in the Citidomes are about to be shattered with shocking consequences.