Aberjay Rising

Book One in the Aberjay Series

In a dystopian future, a rigid societal structure has emerged, comprising two classes: the Aberjay, a wealthy ruling class, and the Miniyar, a destitute underclass struggling to survive. A physical wall divides these two groups, representing a barrier to social mobility and opportunity. China’s invasion, the development of intelligent robotics, and the lack of clean water due to a warming planet has forced most of society out of the suburbs and into cities where unemployment is high, water is scarce, and the escalation of tensions is boiling.

In this divided world, a young woman named Leena Zhen is forced to confront the oppressive power structure in a desperate attempt to save her dying mother. She faces numerous obstacles, including a police force that seeks to imprison her and a privileged ruling class that refuses to acknowledge her basic right to exist. Through her unwavering determination and resolve, she must transform into a formidable warrior, ready to fight for her own survival and the rights of those around her.

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Joseph Michael Lamb

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Joseph Michael Lamb

Joseph Michael Lamb is an award-winning entrepreneur, business consultant, group facilitator, and author. He earned a B.A. and M.B.A from Southeastern University. Before beginning a career in writing, Joseph founded a technology firm in Atlanta, Georgia that he operated for nearly twenty years, selling the firm in 2018. From there, he founded a management consulting firm RedVine Operations where he provided business consulting and group facilitation services to small businesses.

Joseph writes in the science-fiction, thriller, and fantasy genre. His love of writing comes from his love for reading, which began in his early teens with the fantasy genre. While most of his writing has been technical non-fiction, including a book he co-wrote in 2000 and as well as his first full length non-fiction book in 2001. His latest work is his first fiction novel, Aberjay Rising, published in 2023 and is the first book in a three-part Aberjay series.

Joseph Michael Lamb's novel Aberjay Rising is a brilliant futuristic tale in the spirit of Hunger Games and Divergent that is relevant for our time. The storytelling is direct and will have you cheering for the protagonist until the end.

Jordan Lacie @ Fairburn Press

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Here are a few of the books I am working on that will be released in the future.

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Aberjay Rising

Joseph Michael Lamb

In a dystopian future, Leena Zhen is a loner, living in poverty and struggling to survive on what vegetables she can grow or sell at market.  She strikes out into a forbidden zone of the Aberjay, the ruling class, to acquire what she needs to save her dying mother.  Fighting against a wall that is meant to keep her contained, a police force that wants her in jail and a privileged society that does not believe she has the right to live, Leena must cut through all obstacles and become something she did not know she could be; a warrior.  

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Beyond the Miniyar

Joseph Michael Lamb

Book two in the Aberjay series, set two years after the first, Leena must grow beyond her childish understanding of the world and begin to navigate the politics and friction of a new government, while contending with outside forces determined to destroy her. Faced with the difficult choice of doing what is right for her family or her country, she must be stronger than she has ever been. At what point is treason justified?   

Beyond the Miniyar is now available on Amazon.


Joseph Michael Lamb

A thriller that follows John Lancaster, a self made stock broker that decides to change his life and give up his career to become a writer, moving to the small town of Fountain.  John soon learns things are not what they seem as his family begins to go through supernatural changes.  His writing life flourishes as his wife’s realty business swells. His children are finding talents they did not know they possessed. His investigation of these strange occurrences may leads to a truth that may destroy him and his family.

Wellbeing is scheduled for release in 2025.