Los Angeles, 2070. Christine Stewart is all excited about her vacation with her son. All she needs to do before embarking on her vacation is to complete a routine task at her job. The task is simple: travel back in time in 1867 to Oklahomato deport a cyber-criminal and come back to present-day LA.
However, tragedy strikes—the system goes down.
Christine—along with scores of other transporters around the world—is stuck in the past with zero supplies and bare minimum training. However, it is still not the end of woes for her. Due to a glitch in the system, she is thrown further back in the past and thousands of miles away from her original drop location. Does Christine succeed in getting back to her son alive? Read No Way Home by Christy Cooper-Burnett to know more about Christine’s fate.
In their quest to find an inhabitable human colony in space, the exoplanet surveyor, Endeavour, arrives in the Kepler 452 system. The crew of Endeavour is surprised to find an alien civilization, known as the Haillar, thriving there. Endeavour’s arrival triggers a first contact with the Haillar, who seem to be technologically backward and non-threatening. However, first impressions are seldom correct.
Aldeea, Kepler 452 to the humans, is a planet on the border of a star-faring empire dating back countless millennia. The Haillars can wield astonishing psychic powers called eka. They are also the most technologically developed species inhabiting the empire. However, their enemy—the Scourge—is even deadlier. A war has been going on between them for millennia.
The Endeavour has landed on Aldeea on the verge of one such imminent attack. Caught between two vastly superior enemies, the humans can survive only if they and the Haillars stand united. Easier said than done. Read Phoenix, the first book in the Queen’s Avatar Series, by T.S. Alexander to find out who wins this war.
Bird Cottageby Eva Meijer is a novel based on the life and research of Gwendolen Howard, a British naturalist and musician. It fictionalizes the journey of a woman who pursued her passion for music and birds at a time when women’s ambitions were throttled.
Gwendolen was known for her amateur studies on the behavior of birds that were published in various periodicals and two books under her pseudonym, Len Howard. After building a successful musical career as a violinist, she left London at the age of forty, to settle in the English countryside and study birds.
Coming from a bird-loving family, this was an inevitable progression for Howard. She wanted to study the behavior of birds when they were free. Her devotion towards her passion reflected in her relationship with the birds. The tits, robins, sparrows, and the other birds that lived in the garden of her cottage would fly in and out of the windows of her cottage freely and would even perch on her shoulders and play with her.
Hello, folks! Taking a cue from my fellow Book bloggers, I decided to share my TBR list. Some of the books have been pending for months. (Hide my head in shame.) But that’s the life of a book blogger – biting off more than she can chew.
Some of these books are requested from Netgalley and Edelweiss. However, the majority are review requests from authors and publishers.
Without much further ado, let’s delve into part 1 of my humongous pile:
Tomb of Gods by Brian Moreland is an engaging account of an epic quest for the secrets of the pharaohs.
Harlan Riley is the only archaeologist to survive the ill-fated expedition to an Egyptian cave in 1935. His appearance, a year later, gains widespread attention as he is covered from head to toe in mysterious scars and keeps talking in a strange language unknown to man. His granddaughter, Imogen Riley, an Egyptologist herself, is desperate to know what caused her only living relative to lose his sanity.
She joins a team of archaeologists and soldiers to find the answers. The cave, which turns out to be a tomb, is a maze of tunnels that, according to the leader of the group, Nathan Trummel, holds the most prized secrets of the pharaohs. However, as the explorers venture deep into the ancient tomb, they discover a deadly fate awaits them.