Unbounded is the first book of the Homeland Saga series. On an alternate Earth where a select group of people are born with the ability to fly, Unbounded follows Flier Lindsey Tescher as she seeks to uncover the truth behind a sinister kidnapping and the true origins of Fliers.
Everyone dreams of being able to fly. What if you could have that power, and fame and riches to go with it? Would you take it? Even if it came at a terrible cost?
With only a thousand born per generation, Fliers have been revered in human society for millennia. They are provided with every comfort and offered highly-paid positions of power. That power, though, has a catch. All Fliers die before they turn 40 years old.
In 2036, teenagers Lindsey Tescher and Derek Stalden have lived in luxury ever since they were revealed to be Fliers several years ago. But just before their high school graduation, they uncover a dark secret that challenges everything they thought they knew about the world’s Fliers. To survive the consequences of their discovery, they must journey far from home and endure harrowing hardship, unraveling painful secrets of the past. And in the process, their struggle to find the truth of who Fliers really are might just change the course of history.
About the Author:
Bradley Woods is a software engineer who lives in New York with his family and four cats. He set out to write a fantasy novel and was surprised when it turned out to be a science fiction one instead. That novel ended up being Unbounded.
From an early age, Bradley loved creating stories, setting up epic fantasy wars and long battles of intrigue between his action figures. He’s since moved on from those small scale tales to writing full-length novels, but that inspiration and love of storytelling has stayed with him to this day.
Bradley grew up in Brooklyn. He plays Magic: The Gathering in his free time, and is always down for playing board games if given the chance.
Great book with an interesting world for any Young Adult who enjoys science fiction or stories about alternate Earths.
At first I thought this book was going to be about exploring what it’s like if you can fly. But it’s really about parallel worlds and teenage relationships and romance and how society responds to the unknown. There’s a lot of action that draws you into the worlds the author created. The teenagers are thrown into an environment where they have to learn how to survive and rise to the challenge of their quest. Overall, it was a really fun read.
I enjoyed reading this story, it has helped jumpstart my interest in reading books again. I really liked how the characters were written and their interaction with each other was well done. I would recommend this to teenagers and young adults!