About the Book
The mighty Traxian Empire is hungry, and not just for power. The current ruler is looking to the crusades of her predecessors for inspiration, knowing the best way to live throughout all history is with a celebrated military campaign, one punctuated with a grand victory. Barring this, the efficient presentation of physical wealth to all the people of Traxis. In her sights lays far-distant Telmut Prime, a main sequence star with a planetary system rich in heavy raw elements.
The Traxians are a clever people, with none as clever as the gifted young student who constructs a complicated device that can draw data from past records and grant temporary corporeal form to anything from the past. This incredible feat raises her prominence in the university, gaining her position in her ruler’s immediate council. With the device ready for use, the Traxians aim to sow confusion upon Telmut 3 (Earth), third planet from Telmut Prime, and conveniently populated with future workers and slaves. A great military campaign, with a prize of vast, physical wealth. But what if there is more than meets the eye?
Strange, mystical happenings experienced by the people of Telmut 3 have been reported, corroborated by local and federal government agencies. How shall they fare in the face of this vast, advancing armada, consisting of literally billions of Warcraft, the likes of which no one on Earth has ever dreamed?
In the ensuing pandemonium, persons, objects and animals from the ancient past are recreated. The greatest achievement is the apparent rebirth of the entire Olympian pantheon from Greek mythology. Will these warrior deities side with their disbelieving mortals, or with the overwhelming might of an alien invading force?
“And so, when they make a wasteland, it is called peace. . .”
“Glory . . . is found in patience, not in combat . . . and the glory of war is to return home to friends and family . . . alive, if not whole . . .”
As planned, and according to the stacks of mathematical notations Definer carried around with her, the plasma cannon had been aimed toward the surface of the red giant, with a direct angle of a calibrated 90 degrees, and fired. After a steady, nearly four-day saturation barrage, the physics and anomalies teams moved in for the required period of observation, paying special attention for any signs of nuclear and magnetic unrest. What were not noticed, or even looked for, were changes to the star’s physical structure.
“A fresh take on sci-fi meets ancient mythology meets the modern era. The story does start off kind of slow. I confess I really had a hard time caring about the aliens and their culture. Once you get past that the interactions between the human and mythological characters will keep you engaged to the end. That part is the real jewel of this story as far as I’m concerned and makes this a book worth reading.”
“An exciting take on the science fiction genre! Spires created a familiar world with incredible additions. The conflict between the aliens and humans give this book a fascinating intergalactic flavor.”
—Charles G. Cantrell, Twinsburg, Ohio
“How can the human race outwit an armada of aliens? That is the primary question in this gripping sci-fan novel. I love how the author incorporate the Greek mythology in this.”
—David McKinney, Elgin, Illinois
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