The Truth Beyond the Sky
Book 1, The Epic of Aravinda
Andrew M. Crusoe
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On the 12th anniversary of his mother's disappearance, Zahn makes his annual trip up to an island summit — only to be awoken by a brilliant object thundering down from the sky, setting off a chain of events that takes him face to face with a living starship and its cryptic pilot.
For the first time in his life, Zahn has the chance to learn the fate of his mother. Saying goodbye isn't easy, but soon he's bound for the galactic core where he encounters the Vakragha, a species bent on consuming the largest prey: entire stars. And to Zahn's horror, he learns that they're heading toward his homeworld. Only the Tulari, a stone that can heal the wounds they cut into space, offers any hope.
But saving his world from total enslavement isn't all he has to worry about. Just when Zahn lands on a moon stolen by the Vakragha, he makes a breakthrough, finally learning his mother's true fate. Now he is faced with a heartbreaking decision that could either save his world or doom it forever.
What Readers are Saying:
“This is a great story…Definitely an amazing adventure for all…The descriptive scenes captivate the imagination and one truly feels a part of the story. 5 stars.” --AudiobookReviewer.com
“It was tough to look away. What's really interesting about this book is how multi-layered it is… Zahn's story manages to pull from the world around us, while also incorporating elements of mythology and hero epics. This is a coming of age story of the highest caliber.” --Jessica Nottingham (Creator of HopelessBibliophile.com)
“A swift & compelling read.” --Michael Coorlim (Galvanic Century series author)
“Quite difficult to put down; I found myself up until 2 AM a couple of nights.” --Retired Techie, Reviewer
“The bad guys were nasty and believable, Zahn ‘manned up’ and he could be me and I could be him, and the story moved. The ending? Yep, its in for a second book.” --J. Thomas Beaton, Author of Duality Inc.
- Category: Adventure
- Published: Dec 12, 2012
- Publisher: Aravinda Publishing
- Seller: Andrew Crusoe
- Print Length: 320 Pages
- Language: English
- Series: Book 1, The Epic of Aravinda