The wandering star
The lights appeared two thousand years ago: tiny, white and piercing through the void, countless miles away on Arkel, the pale blue moon of the planet Laturna. Lights and life. From first contact, slow and careful, to the first landing, disastrous with disease and death; to rebuilding and settling and then traveling. Until war and destruction, blockades, strikes and embargoes. Finally, peace. And a tour to celebrate it.
The Kali, a mysterious civilization from Arkel, have been cut off from visitors for decades. In the ruins of their Laturna colony, Keleva, a secret power with the ability to unleash destruction or peace lies hidden.
18 year old Ava had always dreamed of traveling the world, following her adventurous grandmother and war-hero grandfather’s footsteps. With only an old postcard to guide her, she embarks on a quest to solve a decades-old family mystery. When she takes a chance on stealing tickets to the SS Victory’s inaugural cruise to the city of Keleva, Ava is soon transported to a world beyond her imagination. But with peace between the two worlds hanging on a thread, and a new threat on the horizon, Ava discovers that she holds the fate of two worlds in her hands.
The Wandering Star is a 110,000 word fantasy travel novel coming in 2020.