Episode # 15

Archetype
A Novel

M. D. Waters

In a future where women are a rare commodity, Emma fights for freedom but is held captive by the love of two men—one her husband, the other her worst enemy. If only she could remember which is which. Read More »

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2/6/14
Dutton Adult
Hardcover
384 pgs.
$26.95
0525954236
9780525954231
Dutton Adult

 


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Archetype

Emma wakes in a hospital, with no memory of what came before. Her husband, Declan, a powerful, seductive man, provides her with new memories, but her dreams contradict his stories, showing her a past life she can’t believe possible: memories of war, of a camp where girls are trained to be wives, of love for another man. Something inside her tells her not to speak of this, but she does not know why. She only knows she is at war with herself.

Suppressing those dreams during daylight hours, Emma lets Declan mold her into a happily married woman and begins to fall in love with him. But the day Noah stands before her, the line between her reality and dreams shatters.

The first novel in a two-part series, Archetype heralds the arrival of a truly memorable character—and the talented author who created her.

Praise for Archetype

“M.D. Waters has given us that rare and wonderful action heroine who possesses both nerve and emotional depth. That rich characterization combined with an intricately crafted sci-fi mystery made Archetype an enthralling debut that I couldn't put down.”
Richelle Mead, #1 New York Times Bestselling Author

Archetype is outstanding! While reminding me of Marge Piercy, George Orwell, and Margaret Atwood, this book takes off on its own from the very beginning... The holographic texture of this story is absorbing and peels away at dystopia—creating something else entirely. M.D. Waters is her own cup of tea that I can’t see anyone putting down.”
Emily Wilson, City Lights Bookstore, NC

“A chilling, action-packed futuristic thriller... Like the works of Margaret Atwood, Archetype has kept me thinking about it and the questions it raises long after having turned the last page.”
Billie Bloebaum, Powell’s Books, OR


M.D. WATERS lives with her family in Maryland. Archetype is her first novel. Its sequel, Prototype, will be published in July 2014.