'The Yukon-noir climate thriller has arrived.' - GRANT REDFERN
'Ripping action on and off the Whitehorse trails! And the dark humour glitters like black ice.' - PAUL CHRISTENSEN
IN THE YUKON TERRITORY'S NOT-TOO-DISTANT FUTURE, AFTER THE WILDFIRES AND CLIMATE REFUGEES…
An explosion rips through the night sky at the Northern Lights LNG plant, showering hot metal on protesters at the Winter Solstice climate vigil.
Who did it? Eco-terrorists? Or was it a false-flag operation by Freedom activists?
Government plans for carbon rationing and phasing out gasoline have polarized Yukoners, pitting the Greens versus the Freedom Movement and sparking escalating tit-for-tat protests and violence.
Winter goes through the motions covering the stories for the Yukon Sun, but mostly worries about rebuilding his relationship with his daughter Taiya and recovering from his Oxy and booze addictions.
Until Taiya joins the Greens, forcing Winter to drop the journalistic detachment and save his daughter. But first, he has to figure out, from whom?
A real Yukon girl reads Aurore aloud by the woodstove. Each chapter is a podcast episode
REVIEWS FOR AURORE
"A wild ride ... Equal parts historical fact and pure entertainment."
"Amazing ... a thrilling read ... a tribute to the wisdom of kids. Can't wait for the movie!"
"We found the story very exciting because we never knew what might happen next. We loved Aurore and thought she was very brave."
THE YUKON NEWS
who read it to her kids in Toronto
THANK YOU NOTE, from an elementary school class
Keith Halliday is a Whitehorse-based management consultant and author.
He is the author of the MacBride Museum Yukon Kids Series of historical youth adventure novels, which were inspired by tales he heard around woodstove from his pioneering grandparents.
His latest book, The Tar Sands Diplomat, is inspired by his time as a Canadian diplomat in Brussels.
He studied at the London School of Economics, University of Victoria and F.H. Collins in the Yukon.
He and his wife Stacy have four children and live in Whitehorse.
TEACH AURORE TO YOUR CLASS
Young-at-heart readers of all ages have enjoyed Aurore, but we have something special for Grade 4.
Educational publisher Sarah Collinge at Read Side by Side in Seattle has put together a wonderful learning program starring Aurore.
Please send me an email.