Star Children Saga: Book One
by Palmer Pickering
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Pub Date 07 Mar 2022 | Archive Date 25 Dec 2022
Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA), Members' Titles, Mythology Press
First Place winner - Chanticleer's Paranormal award
Gold Medal winner - Readers' Favorite General Fantasy award
Finalist - Foreword Indies award
Finalist - Killer Nashville Silver Falchion award
Finalist - Chanticleer's Cygnus Science Fiction award
Semi-Finalist - SPFBO Fantasy award
It's 2090: the last outpost of freedom is the moon, the best defense against technology is magic, and the only hope for humankind rests in the hands of the Star Children.
Twins Cassidy and Torr must save Earth from a ruthless enemy at a time when the only force more powerful than alien technology is magic. Moon Deeds launches the siblings' journey across the galaxy, where they must learn their power as the Star Children, claim their shamanic heritage, and battle dark forces that threaten humankind.
The Star Children Saga follows Cassidy and Torr as they slowly awaken to their destiny as the twin Star Children, born every millennium to reconnect with the source of all life. They come to discover the sheer enormity of their task: to find our ancestors on a lost planet across the galaxy and save humanity from a spiraling descent into darkness. The powers they must wield to accomplish this task are truly frightening and put at risk everything they love.
Come along with 20-year-old twins Cassidy and Torr, who inherited deeds to land parcels on the moon. They want to use their moon deeds to get off Earth and escape a brutal dictatorship. But first they must unlock their shaman powers.
A rollicking yet poignant adventure in the not too distant future, when we have colonized the moon and nearly lost Earth to a dictatorship. Only the shamans remain free, plus the lucky ones who escaped to the moon.
Join the adventure! An addictive space opera, science-fantasy series.
A Note From the Publisher
trade paperback: 978-1-7325688-0-8
Jake Caleb Clark (Cover Artist)
trade paperback: 978-1-7325688-0-8
"Evocative, wholesomely absorbing, and thematically rich, Moon Deeds is a must-read for all science fiction fans ... Stunningly written, filled with magic, science, and intrigue, and featuring fascinating, endearing characters and a brilliant ravaged setting, this ambitious sci-fi novel is one of few books that once started are hard to put down and will make fans eagerly wait for the next installment in the series. It's a novel that deserves to be read by every science fiction lover. Highly recommended."
-The Prairies Book Review
"A highly recommended read for fantasy fans everywhere ... There are some powerfully adult themes at play in this epic-length space opera, making the character-driven emotional plot just as important as the galaxy-wide savior story at play in the wider story arc. Fantasy and science fiction fans will enjoy the combination of alien sci-fi elements, super tech, fantasy magic, and old mythologies, which are all woven into the everyday plot with great credibility. Author Palmer Pickering handles the balance of interpersonal drama and plot progression well, and fans of series like Star Trek and Doctor Who are sure to appreciate such craftsmanship."
-K.C. Finn for Readers' Favorite
"Intelligent, high science fiction at its finest ... I found this novel to be as much a psychological thriller as it is a science fiction adventure, and the draw-in happens almost instantly. This is unquestionably one of the best books I've read this year and Pickering has roped in an entire family as new fans. I'd give Moon Deeds a whole bucket of stars if I could."
-Asher Syed for Readers' Favorite
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