Mutants: Uprising is a second person POV novel about humans with super-human abilities trying to overcome the shadowy organizations that want to control them. The story centers on Jane "Zombie" Meyers, a relatively new leader of an underground cell of the League of Mutants, a terrorist organization, who is trying to make a name for herself while rising above her enforcer roots. Along the way she uncovers a plot against the pregnant founder of a second-chance shelter for homeless mutant teens, and has to work hard to save her from harm, figure out what the ulterior motives of her enemies are, all while earning the other woman’s trust. Oh, and there are horrors from other dimensions trying to break into ours, and state governments who want to register all mutated humans "for the greater good." All in a day’s work.
See Jane. See Jane Save the Day.
Humankind has begun to mutate. While still a minority, mutants display a wide range of strange, bizarre, and sometimes terrifying abilities. Some are physically changed – scales, wings, claws, or strange colored skin – others look just like you or me.
Some mutants struggle to be accepted by the rest of humanity, while others rage against the discrimination of the so-called "normal" humans. A League has formed, a series of underground cells of mutant freedom fighters who will stop at nothing to right the wrongs against their fellow mutants. To the League, mutants are the next step of human evolution, a step toward perfection or perhaps even perfection itself, while normies are the Neanderthals, doomed for extinction. Many call the League a terror organization, but they insist that mutants have nothing to fear from them.
In California there are politicians who are fighting for registration of mutants. You can’t background check a mutant before giving them the ability to murder people with a thought, so the best thing we can do, they say, is to form a registry of known mutants, and their abilities. There is opposition, but the idea is gaining traction among the public. Federally, the government has killed similar bills, but they are watching California with interest to see if such a thing works on the state level.
There are rumors of paramilitary organizations using mutants against other mutants, or of horrible experimentation done in the name of creating super soldiers. Secret societies bent on world domination for one side, or the other. These are just rumors. Right?
I hesitate even to mention the terrible nightmares the local psychics have been experiencing. Tentacled monsters pressing in on the fabric of our reality, pushed by some immense, unknowable Power. Ugh! Just a bad dream, I’m sure.
You are Jane “Zombie” Meyers, the twenty-eight year old leader of the Los Angeles area chapter of the League of Mutants, a quasi-terrorist organization with separate cells around the country - even the world. You can take any amount of damage and keep going as long as you keeps your heart rate and adrenaline up. You have enhanced strength when high on adrenaline, as well. After your heart rate slows (sometimes due to loss of blood) you will fall into a death-like coma and your body repairs itself. This can take hours, or days, depending on the damage. You do not believe that you can be killed (barring falling into an industrial shredder, or decapitation and even then…? You aren’t in a hurry to test that theory).
Uprising is already written, and is upwards of 180k words. It will be edited down into an approximately 100k word novel, with the possibility of sequels. It is written in second person, except for the occasional cut-away to third person POV from other characters.