Can a 200-year-old prophecy and a non-believer save two worlds from destruction?
Linsora Anselm is a Khizaran archeologist. She “hears” voices from the past, making her perfect for the job, but she’s stuck in prison after sticking up for her principles—that is, until a mysterious individual pays the guards to help her escape. How will she react when she discovers her champion is the devil incarnate?
When Permac breaks Linsora out of prison, he can’t understand why. He’s drawn to her… but she threatened to kill him more than once because she doesn’t trust his ability to sense and influence emotions. She believes he and his race are evil, and she could be right.
Forced together, they journey through the cosmos in search of historical facts they (and the rest of the galaxy) thought were correct. They discover pockets of truth on faraway planets—as well as a 200-year-old prophecy that seems to intertwine Linsora and Permacs’ destinies.
Through a galaxy of fate, love, deception, and the unknown, Permac and Linsora must learn to trust each other to protect their two worlds. Otherwise, the prophecy says war will annihilate everything in its path.
Khizara is an action-packed, adventure-filled space opera of mystery, love, archaeology, and bad guys that can control the emotions of others with a thought. If you’re a fan of Issac Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke, Ray Bradbury, or Frank Herbert, you’ll love this story.
Drew Bankston lives in the Rocky Mountains with his wife, two amazingly perfect dogs, and a garden.
Before he started writing science fiction, Drew received his bachelor’s degree in Bio-Ag Sciences from Colorado State University. After that, just to shake things up, he never really used that degree but worked various jobs in retail and Asset Protection with some really important people who are way too dignified to be named here. He’s still working but would eventually like to write full-time and stop working for other people. He likes pie and chocolate, as everyone should.
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It's often scary to think that an enemy might be lurking just beyond your site. Perhaps they are waiting for you to step around that next corner, or just beyond the next door you open. Wouldn't it be great to be able to see where trouble might be located before it finds you? When you're on a spaceship with advanced technology, it's easy to spot trouble before it arrives. But there are still places to hide and caution, on a strange planet, is always advisable! Please enjoy this short excerpt from my new book, "Khizara" coming September 5, 2023.
After several weeks of following the coordinates Permac had given the Captain, the Dominator arrived at the destination—a planet known as Brachen. Haavens had taken an indirect approach, coming in from deep space and not from the direction of Carratia, adding several days onto their eight-Terran-week trip. The ship was on a low-level alert in case they encountered a challenge from Carratians. Still, they seemed alone, not reading the presence of any other ships in the area. The Dominator crew mapped Brachen successfully, and uneventfully, from orbit.