Star Trek: Seekers: Point of Divergence by Dayton Ward and Kevin Dilmore
The Taurus Reach. Once the conquered realm of a powerful alien species, this region remains largely shrouded in mystery even as it brims with potential for exploration and colonization. The Federation has sent in two of its finest starships on a quest to uncover the secrets it may yet hold…
The Tomol are a primitive civilization occupying a lone island on a remote world. Their culture is an enigma, centered on every member’s commitment to a painful, fiery self-sacrifice upon reaching maturity. But one of their clan has shunned this obligation, triggering a transformation into a new, powerful life form. Answering the distress call of the U.S.S. Sagittarius—which has crashed on the planet following a fierce battle with the Klingons—Captain Atish Khatami and the crew of the Starship Endeavour must now attempt a rescue mission…even as they are locked in battle with the evolving, increasingly malevolent Tomol who, if allowed to escape their home world, pose an imminent threat to the entire galaxy!
The Sagittarius and Endeavour are in the midst of a conflict with a mysterious alien culture. As the Tomol continue to “evolve” into incredibly powerful beings without a moral compass, the crews rush to find answers.
Point of Divergence wraps up a two-part storyline (and a thrilling cliffhanger) started by David Mack. This exciting installment is action-packed, fast-paced and hard to put down. I especially enjoyed Kang’s scenes in this novel, another look at a familiar character that Trek fans will appreciate.
The series has a decidedly retro feel that fits the new cover look. Fans of the Original series will enjoy these. And while Seekers is an off-shoot of the Vanguard series, it’s not necessary to have read them first. With new and interesting characters and talented authors at the helm, I genuinely look forward to the future of this new series.
Stray by Elissa Sussman
Princess Aislynn has long dreamed about attending her Introduction Ball, about dancing with the handsome suitors her adviser has chosen for her, about meeting her true love and starting her happily ever after.
When the night of the ball finally arrives and Nerine Academy is awash with roses and royalty, Aislynn wants nothing more than to dance the night away, dutifully following the Path that has been laid out for her. She does not intend to stray.
But try as she might, Aislynn has never quite managed to control the magic that burns within her—magic brought on by wicked, terrible desires that threaten the Path she has vowed to take.
Aislynn is a humble girl for a princess. She dutifully follows the orders and plans of those in charge, despite her caste. Even when there are huge misunderstandings, she never speaks up in her own defense. This is a bit annoying, but fits her quiet, submissive nature. But in a new role that she takes on, she is forced to learn and grow and face her magical nature.
Stray is a unique twist on a fairytale-like world where stories cannot be trusted. Mystery and intrigue abound in this series (and author) debut. And by the end of the book, it seems like Aislynn’s story is just beginning. I’m excited to see where this new series leads.
THE HEIR CHRONICLES: THE SORCERER HEIR
by Cinda Williams Chima
In stores October 21
FACE THE PAST TO SURVIVE THE FUTURE
Brush up on the series with a complete set of The Heir Chronicles books, including the new release The Sorcerer Heir.
Prizing & samples courtesy of Disney Hyperion
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ABOUT THE SORCERER HEIR:
The can’t-miss finale to the beloved and bestselling Heir Chronicles series.
The delicate peace between Wizards and the underguilds (Warriors, Seers, Enchanters, and Sorcerers) still holds by the thinnest of threads, but powerful forces inside and outside the guilds threaten to sever it completely. Old friends and foes return as new threats arise in this stunning and revelatory conclusion to the beloved and bestselling Heir Chronicles series.
The Sorcerer Heir is a self-contained story, accessible to readers just discovering the Heir series, but loyal fans will be rewarded by visits from characters they love (and love to hate) from the earlier installments. Readers will be glued to their seats through riveting fight scenes, deadly political machinations, burgeoning romance, and the unfolding intrigues of a contemporary magical world.
ABOUT THE HEIR CHRONICLES SERIES:
The Heir Chronicles series will keep readers glued to their seats through riveting fight scenes, deadly political machinations, burgeoning romance, and the unfolding intrigues of a contemporary magical world.
The Sorcerer Heir is a self-contained story accessible to readers just discovering the Heir series, but loyal fans will be rewarded by visits from beloved (and lovingly reviled) characters.
The Warrior Heir
The Wizard Heir
The Dragon Heir
The Enchanter Heir
The Sorcerer Heir
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Cinda Williams Chima is the New York Times bestselling author of The Warrior Heir, The Wizard Heir, The Dragon Heir, The Enchanter Heir, and the four books of the Seven Realms series: The Demon King, The Exiled Queen, The Gray Wolf Throne, and The Crimson Crown. Cinda is a graduate of The University of Akron and Case Western Reserve University. She lives in Ohio with her family.
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