The Variant Saga

4 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 312 ratings

The Amber Project Publisher's Summary

In 2157, a mysterious gas known as Variant spreads across the globe, killing or mutating most organic life. The surviving humans take refuge in an underground city, determined to return home. But after generations of failures and botched attempts, hope is beginning to dwindle. That is, until a young scientist makes a unique discovery, and everything changes. Suddenly, there's reason to hope again, and it rests within a group of genetically engineered children that are both human and Variant. Terry is one of these children, modified and trained to endure the harsh conditions of a planet he cannot begin to understand. After years of preparation, Terry thinks he knows what to expect. But the reality is far stranger than anything he can imagine - and what he will become is far more dangerous.

©2015 Jeff Chaney (P)2015 Jeff Chaney
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  • Book 1

    • The Amber Project

    • The Variant Saga Volume 1
    • By: JN Chaney
    • Narrated by: Alexander Edward Trefethen
    • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 186
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 167
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 164

    In 2157, a mysterious gas known as Variant spreads across the globe, killing or mutating most organic life. The surviving humans take refuge in an underground city, determined to return home. But after generations of failures and botched attempts, hope is beginning to dwindle. That is, until a young scientist makes a unique discovery, and everything changes. Suddenly, there's reason to hope again, and it rests within a group of genetically engineered children that are both human and Variant.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Inventive and exciting

    • By Rabid Reader on 05-15-16

    Regular price: $24.95

  • Book 2

    • Transient Echoes

    • The Variant Saga, Book 2
    • By: JN Chaney
    • Narrated by: Steve Barnes
    • Length: 8 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 79
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 71

    After closing the rift - the source of all Variant - the hybrid child known as Terry has been transported to a distant world, far away from the only home he's ever known. Completely isolated, and haunted by voices from his past, he wanders through the ruins of an ancient civilization long forgotten. Back on Earth, a young woman named Mei works tirelessly to uncover the secrets of the rift. Against orders, she searches for the truth, making an unprecedented gamble. Will her obsession bring the answers she so seeks?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Exciting sequel

    • By Rabid Reader on 06-01-16

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 3

    • Hope Everlasting

    • The Variant Saga, Book 3
    • By: JN Chaney
    • Narrated by: Steve Barnes
    • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 24

    Terry is on the run, having escaped from prison and killed its overseer. He and his friend Ludo need to find a way to get to the northern border. That's where Ludo's wife is being held, but time is of the essence. If they don't hurry, she'll be sacrificed to the gods as part of some barbaric ceremony. With an army at their heels and a continent to cross, Terry and Ludo will need all the help they can get.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Action packed, exciting story

    • By Rabid Reader on 03-31-17

    Regular price: $19.95

  • Book 4

    • The Vernal Memory

    • The Variant Saga, Book 4
    • By: JN Chaney
    • Narrated by: Steve Barnes
    • Length: 6 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 20
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 20

    Everlasting is on the brink of total war. As the terrorist organization known as Garden attempts to assassinate key members of the Leadership, another unseen hand has plans of its own. Back at the human outpost, Mei Curie and her team are working to create the ultimate cure for the Variant gas. But with the war raging deep within the city, the shield could collapse at any moment, killing millions. Time is of the essence. Meanwhile, Terry waits beneath Everlasting, having been rescued by Garden's forces.

    Regular price: $19.95