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Refugee House

Shepherds of Sparrows by Hal Friesen was published by Reality Skimming Press in Nov 2013. Illustration, below, by Jeff Doten. Article by author Hal Friesen. Reality Skimming is celebrating with a series of articles about the book, each illustrated by an artist. Multiple artists will be participating. Jeff Doten is a cover illustrator working with Reality Skimming Press.

By Hal Friesen

The genetically-enhanced citizens of Monitum don't get to enjoy the benefits of their special blood. They are hunted and ostracized, and flee to the farmhouse where Nestor's wife Remei takes them in. She's overwhelmed and the house is full of starving, wounded refugees. The foster children, Olivia and Pleo, are neglected and the fragile strands holding the family together threaten to snap.

It's only when the murderous mob surrounds the house that everyone comes together, and it might be too late. In this illustration by Jeff Doten we see Nestor and Remei defending the farmhouse from the hatred and prejudice that has already spiraled out of control. It is a moment when all could be lost, and this scene determines the fate of every character in the book.

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Refugee House

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