The Island Series

3 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 53 ratings

The Island Publisher's Summary

‘I walk toward the sea. The endless surface of the water extends to the horizon, whichever way I look.

Our world is small. We are on our own, and we only have ourselves to depend on. We rely on the Force deep within us, as taught to us by our forefathers.

If I were to walk westward from here, I would come across a barrier - the Wall. Behind it, there are Fools. At least, that’s what everyone says.

I have never seen one.’

Leia lives on the Island, a world in which children leave their parents to take care of themselves when they are ten years old. Across this Island runs a wall that no one has ever crossed. The Fools living behind it are not amenable to reason - they believe in illusions. That’s what The Book says, the only thing left to the Eastern Islanders by their ancestors. But when a strange man washes ashore and Leia meets a Fool face to face, her life will never be the same. Is what she and her friends believe about the Island really true?

Or is everyone in their world, in fact, a Fool?

©2014 Jen Minkman (P)2014 Jen Minkman
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  • Book 1

    • The Island

    • The Island Series, Book 1
    • By: Jen Minkman
    • Narrated by: Coco Bell
    • Length: 2 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 32

    Leia lives on the Island, a world in which children leave their parents to take care of themselves when they are 10 years old. Across this Island runs a wall that no one has ever crossed. The Fools living behind it are not amenable to reason - they believe in illusions. That’s what The Book says, the only thing left to the Eastern Islanders by their ancestors. But when a strange man washes ashore and Leia meets a Fool face to face, her life will never be the same. Is what she and her friends believe about the Island really true? Or is everyone in their world, in fact, a Fool?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Luc and Leia? Hmmmm

    • By Mark E. Cooper on 11-25-14
    • The Island Series, Book 1
    • By: Jen Minkman
    • Narrated by: Coco Bell
    • Length: 2 hrs and 30 mins
    • Release date: 02-06-14
    • 3.5 out of 5 stars 34 ratings

    Regular price: $6.95

  • Book 2

    • The Waves

    • The Island, Book 2
    • By: Jen Minkman
    • Narrated by: Matthew Mickenberg
    • Length: 3 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    Walt lives in Hope Harbor, an island community that has put its trust in salvation from across the sea. The townspeople wait patiently, build their ships to sail out and welcome the Goddess, and piously visit the temple every week. Horror stories to scare their children are told about the Unbelievers on the other side of Tresco. But not all is what it seems. Walt has questions that no one can answer, and when his best friend and cousin Yorrick is killed in an accident, he digs deeper to find out the truth about the origins of Hope Harbor's society...and the secrets of the temple.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent YA story living after the Apocalypse

    • By LilMissMolly on 04-15-14

    Regular price: $14.95

  • Book 3

    • The Deep

    • The Island Series, Book 3
    • By: Jen Minkman
    • Narrated by: Brenna Frederick, Dawn Huestis
    • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    'The world is never-ending. I never realized just how much space there is - how far and wide the water around our island stretches out. Somewhere in the back of my mind, I may have believed that a second Wall ran around Tresco, containing the infinite waters so we wouldn't all wash over the edge and plummet down into the depths.'Leia and Walt are on their way to the Other Side, where the legendary land of Cornwall awaits them.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fantastic Conclusion to Post-Apocalypse Trilogy!

    • By LilMissMolly on 12-08-14

    Regular price: $19.95