The year is 2140. Peter and Anna are now living on the Outside as Legals. As an agent in the Underground, Peter is tasked with infiltrating Pincent Pharma Corporation and find out what's happening in the secret Longevity programme. Peter must feign a reconciliation and win the trust of his grandfather, Richard Pincent, one of the most powerful men on the planet, whose company, Pincent Pharma, is chasing the holy grail of modern science - a drug which will reverse ageing and make people look young again. But his grandfather has his own plans for Peter - plans which involve Peter and Anna signing the Declaration and endorsing Longevity+. Richard Pincent will stop at nothing to get what he wants, even if it means ripping Peter and Anna's new life apart. At the heart of the organisation he most despises, Peter stumbles across something more sinister than he could ever have imagined, as powerful forces are gathering to crush the young couple's dreams.
Praise for Bk 1 The Declaration:
'Gemma Malley's fine debut The Declaration, the first of a series, convincingly imagines a future in which people are immortal, but where scarce resources forbid them to have children.' - Sunday Times
'Gemma Malley proved herself a new author to be reckoned with after writing The Declaration ...... Malley's outstanding novel taks us forward in time to a place where only the rich or well-connected could afford to drive on a regular basis.' - Glasgow Herald
'A well-imagined and endlessly thought-provoking story, which plays on our own environmental fears and obsession with youth.' - Sunday Telegraph
'Poignant, thought-provoking, dystopian. Sharing the visionary quality of books such as The Handmaid's Tale and How I Live Now, this intensely moving debut is one of those rare books that changes the way you see the world.' - Publishing News
'Stunning, thought-provoking and a book that genuinely stays with you' - The Bookseller
Gemma Malley studied Philosophy at Reading University before working as a journalist. She edited several business magazines and contributed regularly to Company Magazine and the Sunday Telegraph before moving into the civil service in a senior communications role at Ofsted. The Declaration, her first novel for a teenage audience, was published to critical acclaim. The Resistance is the sequel. She lives in South London with her husband and baby son.