Published by Month 9
Paradox Hunt (Torch World #3)
by Dee Garretson
Publication Date: August 6, 2019
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The galaxy is on the brink of chaos. Earth has grown repressive over the centuries, touting democratic principles while ruling with an iron fist.
Sixteen-year-old Quinn Neen has discovered the truth behind the façade of Earth’s stronghold on the galaxy, and he’s determined not to become part of the elite who allow the horrors to continue.
Centuries earlier, Earth secretly annihilated an empire on the distant planet of Fosaan. Unbeknownst to most, some of the ruling family survived. Ansun, a descendant of Fosaan’s last emperor, wants to destroy Earth’s hold on the galaxy and bring his planet back to formidable power. But Ansun intends to rule with the same ruthlessness of past Fosaanian leaders, something Earth will not allow. So to enhance his small military force, Ansun’s stolen some of Earth’s most valuable tech, powerful robots with a breakthrough version of artificial intelligence. If he gets the chance to use it, he should be able to render Earth’s military useless.
Quinn is firmly caught in the middle of the conflict when he befriends Ansun’s niece Mira. Under different circumstances, Quinn and Mira might have become a real couple, if they’d only had time together to get to know each other. But now, Mira’s allegiance to the Fosaanian people must come first.
You know it’s a great celebration when the partygoers decide the light fixtures should be used as necklaces. A long line of dancers snaked by me draped in the small globes, singing a song I didn’t recognize. In the darkness, the lights glittered like a miniature version of the stardust that made the Crebian Nebula so famous.
If Mira had been here we might have been dancing too, though I wasn’t much of a dancer. My little sister had told me I danced like a robot gone haywire, and it was embarrassing to watch me. But I could have managed a slow dance without crushing Mira’s feet. It would have been an excuse to be close to her without needing to think about tomorrow. Tomorrow. I used to look forward to tomorrows.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Dee Garretson writes for many different age groups, including chapter books, middle grade, young adult and adult fiction. She lives in Ohio with her family, and in true writer tradition, has cat companions who oversee her daily word count. When she’s not writing, she loves to travel, watch old movies, and attempt various kinds of drawing, jewelry-making, and other artistic pursuits.
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