Saturday, September 15, 2012

Triorion: Awakening Book I

Triorion:  Awakening  Book I
by L. J. Hachmeister
Self published by the author, Charlestown SC
May 2012

Life on Fiora sucks; there's no doubt about it. Jetta, Jaeia and Jax have had to deal with, in their very young lives, everything from domestic violence to long working hours in toxic mines to scrambling to avoid starvation. On a planet that buys and sells children into slavery, and adults to much worse, it's a miracle they survived at all. Abandoned as infants, left adrift in space bearing strange and unfamiliar tatoos, they are unaware of the destiny that awaits them. They know they are different – very different – from the other people in Fiora (where “people” doesn't generally mean human, but a mix of species from all over the galaxy). Smaller and weaker than most, they have hidden telepathic abilities, and other talents that enable them to acquire knowledge directly from other minds, and at 5 they are able to hold down jobs normally reserved for engineers and specialists, a fact that does not escape attention for long.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

From the Fall of Eden until Now

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Have you ever done something because it has always been done that way? There was an old story about a young woman who cut off the ends of her roasts before cooking them. When her husband ask her why, she told him her mother always did it. When the husband asked his mother-in-law, she told him HER mother always did it that way. So he asked his wife's grandmother and at first she was confused. Then she remembered. Back in the day she didn't have a long enough pan, so she cut the roast's ends off. People do lots of things because their parents did it that way or they believe their religion demands it or it has never been done differently. Today's feature by Michele Poague takes on this idea of continually doing something long after the reason for it has been forgotten.

Fall of Eden: The Healing Crystal Trilogy book 2
By Michele Poague
Published by iUniverse
File Size: 1330 KB
Print Length: 459 pages
Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1462013066

From the author:

Myths are but shadows of a greater truth.
     What is the Healing Crystal and who is the rightful heir? Is it a religious object or a powerful weapon? Does it belong to a fallen line of kings or to the colonists of Survin? Should its fate be left in the hands of the young and inexperienced Kairma or to Narvin, the last descendent of a line of kings?
    Kairma holds the Crystal and believes she will become the next leader of Survin, while her younger sister Kinter, believes she, not Kairma, is the rightful heir. Narvin believes the Healing Crystal is the Star of Genesis, a powerful relic his ancestors have been seeking for centuries.
     Determined to possess the object that will return him to his glory, Narvin is unwavering in his quest to possess it, and Kairma is caught in a fierce race across barren deserts and rugged mountains to a shattering finish where the winner must decide the fate of the world.