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The year is 2116. Scientists understand why super-centenarians live to 100, 115, even 125 years old. But, 66 years have passed since Dr. Jai Dean was born and she doesn???t look a day over 21. And, she???s only grown stronger with age. She can see better than a bird of prey, pinpoint the vertical position of any sound, strike a target 600 meters away, and heal wounds that cut straight to the bone. For decades, she???s had no name for it, no label to define what she is, no way to understand her body or understand the power she holds. Jai lives on the run, determined to keep her family and secret safe.
Everything changes when scientists discover the??Homo sentient, a new, superior species that can siphon other people???s energy to maintain their youth. For the first time, Jai believes she???s not alone. What will she do, when new friends become family, tensions rise, and humans and sentients are bent on destroying each other?
The world is breaking. A powerful shadow force hunts her family. And, Jai is still evolving. With new skills and buried secrets, Jai???s future may be uncertain, but she knows who she is, and what she stands for.
Birth to Venus??is the first book in??THE OBSIDIAN CHRONICLES, which follow Jai as she???s haunted by her past and struggles to shape the future when??Homo sapiens??no longer rank at the top of food chain.
Jai???s story is??La Femme Nikita??meets??The Handmaid???s Tale??with an evolutionary twist. It???s a story about the future but, more than that, it???s a story about the things that never change. For Jai, family is defined by choice, not by birth or blood. Family matters, and it???s worth fighting for. This is a story that???s relevant to our divided nation today.
WHAT EARLY READERS ARE SAYING:
This book tells an excellent sci-fi fantasy story about the discovery of a new species, “Homo sentient,” that is superior to humans. The story follows Jai, a sentient who feels alone as she struggles to understand what she really is. As the story progresses, she finds out that she’s not alone, she finds solace in a motley crew of sentients, and ultimately she and her friends are forced to take sides when a rivalry brews between humans and sentients. The story is futuristic, yet unfolds with striking relevance to our currently divided nation. I liked how the sci-fi was explained through the lens of modern day science. And, the science was balanced with martial arts, romance, and friendship. If you’re looking for a new world in sci-fi fantasy with a dose of political intrigue, then I definitely recommend this book.
This is a great read with interesting characters. The writing is smooth and so beautiful that it captures each scene vividly. I can easily lose myself in the story. It is exciting and unpredictable.
The author combines many types of action (covert ops, shoot outs, and martial arts) with a suspenseful sci-fi fantasy plot, emotional side stories, and even some steamy sexy scenes, making this an exciting and fun page turner. The protagonist develops a strong sense of herself in a way that’s relatable and empowering. And, I enjoyed the author’s approach to the scientific aspects of the story. She describes how humans could be surpassed by a new superior species, but she takes a novel approach to the reaction we humans might have to it, ultimately posing important questions that are actually relevant to our nation today. I can’t wait to read the next book in the series so I joined the author’s mailing list. Sign up is on her website, where there’s also an animated video that complements her cover art. So, if you’re looking for an entertaining and though-provoking read, I highly recommend this book!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
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