One hundred years ago, a mad Russian billionaire unleashed the Animalis. Their intelligence and rough humanoid forms granted them basic human rights, and humanity seemed willing to share dominance over the Earth with them. But when the economy crashed the Animalis became an easy victim to blame and hate.
Now, Earth is in turmoil. A deadly conflict rages between humans and the genetically engineered Animalis. Jax Minette has followed in his father’s footsteps and joined the army. However, unlike his father, Jax plans to be a hero.
When Jax is sent to recapture the machine that created the Animalis, he finds himself following Hurley Grimshaw, a red-head who has her own plans, and envisions what Jax thinks is an impossible future: one where the Animalis and humans live together in peace.
To save the future of mankind, Jax must understand the motivations behind the Animalis. Every human who gets close to the Animalis has met a terrifying fate: the arena. In the arena, the strong devour the weak. No human has ever stood a chance.
Animalis is a sweeping young adult futuristic action adventure. John Peter Jones’ first novel is an imaginative and hopeful vision of the future, saturated with deep moral questions that will leave readers thinking for years to come.
With a background in art, animation, film, and video games, John Peter Jones brings a unique and refreshing perspective to the science fiction genre. He studied computer animation and traditional art at Brigham Young University’s award winning Animation Program and helped in the production of two Student Emmy award winning shorts.
John Peter Jones (Peter) was born in Rigby, Idaho and grew up roaming the desert country by his house with his siblings. At the age of eight, after breaking his leg while taking on two friends in a game of chicken on the monkey bars, he dictated a short story which his mother dutifully transcribed. It was a horror tragedy that required the best of his monster drawing abilities to illustrate.
Peter is currently twenty eight years old, is happily married to the love of his life, Kathleen Petra Jones, and is working from home as a part-time stay at home dad with his four crazy kids. His first full length young adult science fiction novel, Animalis, went on sale October of 2014, and hopes to some day be a best selling author!