Kira Amasti has lost everyone she loves to tragedy – twice. When another disaster threatens, she decides she must protect her new family at all costs, even if it means leaving them forever.
Kira’s New Prophets foster family decries the evils of technology, but their existence is being threatened by advanced biotechnology. To protect them Kira must use the abilities granted by a technology not only forbidden, but anathema under New Prophet laws. A direct neurological link will allow Kira access to places and information available no other way, but the cost is high. Not only will her family disown her, but she risks subsumption – the loss of her individual will to her linked AI.
As Kira enters the larger universe, she finds a new purpose to infuse with her old as she bonds with a newborn AI named Memory, but Memory is threatened too Are the people who would turn Memory into a world-busting weapon trying to keep the human worlds safe, or are they themselves the greatest threat?
Ghost Dancer, a science fiction novel complete at 85,000 words, follows Kira as she strives to find the people who threaten all she holds dear, and forge a partnership with the AI who represents everything she most desires and most fears.
Lack of specificity makes this a blob of mashed potatoes on the Sunday dinner table of life.
I can't begin to follow this in a quick read. And that's ALL you get when you query; five -seven seconds. A hook is active, specific and compelling. It's the cayenne pepper on that same dinner table.
There are some good examples in the entries preceding this. Study up. There WILL be a test and results come back in an SASE.