Jeff Friedrick s world is crumbling. Forced into a duel, nearly killed by a gang, out of a job, and nowhere to turn. Trying to find some peace, he hikes into the mountains and is knocked unconscious during an earthquake. Awakening, Jeff suddenly realizes that the land is totally unfamiliar. Confused, starving, uncertain which way to go, he stumbles out of the mountains and into a new world. An immense, untouched continent, the Northlands of Aketti pose risks that Jeff has never faced, or imagined. The inhabitants, the animals, the land itself all threaten to kill him. Alone, desperate for hope, he finally meets a people who are willing to take him in. This is the story of a twenty-first century man, an anthropologist, challenged to survive the elements and a radically different society where academic credentials mean nothing. Aketti is a primitive world where a man is no better than his word, and no better than his willingness to defend that word with whatever weapon is at hand. At the same time, life is uncomplicated. You always know where you stand. Just don t forget: there is no safety net. People who are not what they seem, animals that are much more than that, battles that span a continent, discovery of power, and a state of love that Jeff had given up ever finding all intermix in a fast-paced adventure that spans two worlds.
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EXILE TO THE STARS is the first volume in a six volume series, THE ALARAI CHRONICLES. The story begins on Earth, moves to the planet Aketti early in the first book, then returns to Earth in the fifth.
It is planned that the second volume in the series will be published late in 2003, although marketing forces may change that plan.
While each book stands alone as a complete story, the series is best viewed as a saga in five parts. The first three books and much of the fourth were written back-to-back over a period of several years in order to maintain plot and character integrity.
The series, taken as a whole, is a story of two worlds that are very different from one another. Two worlds whose destinies are tied together by Jeff Friedrick and his friend, Carl Jorgenson. Earth is technologically sophisticated, Aketti emerging from barbarism. But it is Earth that is on the verge of destruction and beginning a slide back to barbarismFrom the Author:
EXILE TO THE STARS was started with no more than one volume in mind. However, it soon became clear that one book would not be sufficient to bring closure to the story. In order to maintain character and plot integrity, the first four novels in the series were written back-to-back, and all four novels edited at the same time as re-writes continued on the first. It was a large task but of little consequence as the story came together and the characters assumed life.
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Descrizione libro Ardent Publishing, 2008. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Bleu Turrell (illustratore). book. Codice libro della libreria M0970543018
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