Rough Passages Book 0

A third of the world’s population carries the potential to roll into power as they age. No one can predict which few will actually go through the change, but there’s one, tragic certainty: rolling before the age of forty is a death sentence.

When getting older means gaining superpowers, your midlife crisis might mean trying to prove you won’t cause a global disaster.

Superpowered grandmothers, courageous Marines, and extraordinary teens: welcome to a reality where every midlife crisis might become a national emergency.

A third of the world’s population carries the potential to “roll into power.” No one can predict which few will actually go through the change, but there’s one, tragic certainty: rolling before the age of forty is a death sentence.

​​​​​​​Passing into middle age might be uneventful, marked by one more candle on a birthday cake, or it might lead to becoming a human fireball, drowning a city, or teleporting into outer space.

​​​​​​​Rough Passages connects eight stories of people forever changed by the powers that disrupt their lives. Here are some highlights:

  • ​​​​​​​ A single mother with two jobs whose new talent improves her life beyond her wildest dreams.
  • ​​​​​​​A Marine captain tasked with investigating crimes committed by a squad of super-soldiers.
  • ​​​​​​​A grandmother, torn from home and family, abused and imprisoned, who must choose between revenge and forgiveness.
  • ​​​A teenager afraid to take the R-factor test that will define her future, who learns there are worse things to fear than a positive result.

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