Author Archer Miller
Genre: Science Fiction
Blurb: Humanity has spread to the far reaches of space with The Golden Door, a planetary colonization monopoly, selling off every desirable and not so desirable planet to desperate settlers.
Each new world comes with new challenges, and to meet that challenge the children are evolving.
When Pieter, and other gifted children like him, become the target of government research they must fight not only for their lives but the future of their kind.
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His gut roiled and something dark and cold escaped from inside him. Words that frightened him to say,
“I could kill you,” he hissed. What he considered doing was against everything he believed. To kill was to violate the fifth commandment and would damn him for all eternity.
“I don’t doubt you could. But if you do you will never leave this room alive and your entire family will be killed. Is that what you want?”
Pieter paused while their eyes locked. Something feral had been awakened in him. “Nyet.”
“Good. That’s settled. We’ve made arrangements to hold you in a secure place, and in a way, that will protect our people. You understand the necessity for this, Pieter?”
“Good. I’m glad we had this chance to talk. Someone will be along soon to move you to your new room.”
Review by Amber: I am giving this book 4.75 stars. It’s a wonderful plot and if you love science fiction this is a book you don’t want to miss. Plenty of space travel and new world and new peoples to learn about. The characters are developed so well that you get to feel like you are a part of the family they form, although you are an invisible one.
The family goes through so much that I would never want to tangle with them. Their gifts are ones that have been around for a while, but it was very interesting how they all work together. This book will make you laugh, cry, and hold your breath at the action parts.
The only part of the book that didn’t make much sense is the villain in the novel. The reader never finds out why he wants to kill the children, and he dies a little too quickly.
I would highly recommend this book to anyone who loves science fiction, romance, and action.
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
Archer Miller emerged from the East Texas hill country and set his sights on finding the life of which few of his contemporaries dreamed. In 1974, he migrated to Boulder, Colorado to enroll at the Naropa Institute – now known as the Naropa University, a tiny Liberal Arts college founded by the renowned Tibetan Buddhist scholar and lineage holder, the Ven. Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche (1940-1987). Rinpoche was enormously influential in spreading the teachings of Tibetan Buddhism to the West.
Archer earned a degree in herbs and creative writing. He was a four-year Letterman on the Varsity Competitive Meditation Team.
After graduating in 1978, he took a year off to hike the Jack Kerouac literary trail. He became a top freelance gun-for-hire with dozens of ad agencies across the south and southwest. As a way to deal with the proliferation of Disco, he took up Zen Archery.
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