Description : Our heroes from - Beta Earth: Between Worlds return. The now legendary status Clave. The stronghearted Lana. The ever vigilant Vin. The young prodigy Anul. The increasingly ambitious Gaidon. The hopelessly desperate Abel and the alloy enhanced enigma Kamon. All of them now older and more skilled. Will be put to the ultimate test as they are dragged into an ever growing war for Paradise. --KIRKUS REVIEW-- The search for Paradise, which people believe will be the only place to survive the fated collision between two inhabited planets, leads to endless battles in Napier’s (Beta Earth: Between Worlds 2.0 Edition, 2014, etc.) latest sci-fi outing. This collection comprises three stories, each drastically shorter than the last. In the first, “Awakening,” Theia, or Beta Earth, initially the “second chance” planet, has fallen prey to crimes and criminals that plague the original Earth. The new utopia is Paradise, which proves elusive. Factions such as the United Federation, a global military force, and Final Bloodline, a cult, are hunting members of Project Guardian. The members, free of “limiters” (which block people’s true potential for power), are more susceptible as vessels for Tryle, a dormant “messenger” who will lead the way to Paradise. Mercenary Clave tries to protect Raph, who survived a UF attack on Beta Earth, from succumbing to Tryle while dodging bounty hunter Gene, who’s out for revenge. “Awakening” is sometimes disjointed, coming across as a series of smaller battles with little story progression. There likewise isn’t resolution by the end, which feels like the conclusion of a chapter rather than a story. The sometimes lethal clashes, though, are entertaining, resembling Dungeons & Dragons games; those in confrontations, generally one-on-one, will often “score” a hit or blow. The second story, “System Failure,” is more focused, zeroing in on Montello (a small but notable character in “Awakening”), who helps hackers work remotely. He recruits them for an assault against the government and incurs the wrath and eventual retribution of Kid Vicious, whom Montello embarrassed during a display of skills. The exhilarating “System Failure” features numerous references to earlier characters. The much shorter final yarn, “A Boy and His Cat,” spotlights Travis, a significant character in a prior story (under another name), who endures a tragic event that ultimately leads to his powerful status later in life. Disjointed storylines don’t diminish Napier’s endearing and contagious adoration of the sci-fi genre. ---- The book is not your average read. If I may use a tree analogy. It's like reading different branches that form into a solid structure and dig to the roots. Be brave. Give it a chance and it will take you to the heights of euphoria. -JR Napier
Description : New 2.0 Edition of Beta Earth: Between Worlds. Epic updates. Massive improvements. New hyperlinks. All meticulously re-mastered by the author. In a future Earth that has descended into war and chaos, a group of star-crossed youths fight for their very survival. Clave is a young warrior being trained by the legendary Akari for missions too dangerous for others. Vin, raised on the streets of the Sprawls, will do anything to defend his struggling family. Lana, a rookie recruit whose eyes are opened to the world of the Elite, finds her own destiny changed forever. And Gaidon, an ambitious youth, wants to usurp power from the Syndicate that controls his fate. Unknown to all, one will discover a special gift allowing the lifting of the veils between the seen and unseen, to walk between worlds, changing all their fates and the future of a world. Written in gritty, masterful prose, author Jerry Napier paints the stark landscape of an Earth in need of salvation. Visual, imaginative, and filled with nonstop action, Beta Earth: Between Worlds raises the stakes and pushes the boundaries in the science fiction world. 2.0 Edition contains new features and updated content.
Description : Covers the truly varied roles carbon dioxide has played and continues to play in the character of our planet. Chapters deal with the synthesis of CO2 in stars, the evolution of the atmosphere over billions of years, the chemical and physical properties of CO2 and how those influence common phenomena. How well this knowledge is understood and how it was determined, including existing uncertainties in our confidence and the stress from competing possibilities are discussed. Much of the technological jargon in various incorporated sciences has been modified to ease consumption by the non-expert.
Description : A novel 30 years in the making, "Legacy" is a story, set in the future, of mankind’s previous sojourns through this and countless other worlds, as experienced by the author. It describes one man's incredible journey through several lifetimes as far back as a million years, his blunders and triumphs, and the many worlds and places where these experiences took place. The book also highlights advanced scientific and spiritual concepts, written in lyrical, romantic prose. But most of all, it is a powerful love story deeply rooted in his unquenchable, desperate search through the vastness of space and time for his one; his soul mate. In Episode I, the main character, a geologist on Mars, stumbles upon benign underground Martian civilizations and establishes a close relationship with a Martian woman who, unbeknown to him, is his long lost one. Theirs is love at first sight, yet kept secret from each other. Martians, and envoys from other worlds, offer to teach Earth the true science of life, but wicked parties hastily draw plans to deceive and exploit aliens. He holds true to his alien friends and his one, in spite of endless guile. Lifestyles change, weapons vanish, and love fosters on Earth under alien guidance. But his heart must also change by facing horrible deeds he committed in past lives he now ignores. Of these, none compare in iniquity to his role as “The Destroyer;” a cosmic oppressor that terrorized the galaxy in the name of an evil space Alliance based in Orion.
Description : Eight days after the summer solstice, a man's corpse is discovered on the grounds of Stonehenge, strange symbols carved into the flesh. Amid a media frenzy, the case falls to Wiltshire policewoman Meg Redfern, who in turn appeals to young Cambridge historian Gideon Chase, an expert on ancient British archaeology. Their investigation threatens to expose a secret society - an ancient international legion devoted for thousands of years to Stonehenge. With a charismatic and ruthless new leader at the helm, the cult is now performing ritual human sacrifices in a terrifying bid to unlock the secret of the stones. Packed with codes, symbology, relentless suspense, and fascinating detail about the history of one of the world's most iconic, beloved, and mysterious places, The Stonehenge Legacy is a blockbuster thriller to rival the best of Dan Brown, Chris Kuzneski, and Raymond Khoury.