Gateway to Gannah series: A space fantasy ("soft" sci-fi) with a biblical perspective.
#1 The Story in the Stars:Ancient Gannah was well on the way to taking over the whole galaxy, until the people of Karkar engineered a virus that stopped them in their tracks. Now, eight centuries later, the plague has struck again. When the League of Planets receives the distress signal, Karkar-born doctor Pik is ordered to find a cure, despite his hatred of the whole Gannahan race. By the time he arrives on Gannah, it’s almost too late; Dassa is the only survivor. And she has a mission of her own.
Dassa and Pik survive a pirate attack, unsafe starcraft, food poisoning, vicious beasts, and a plane crash. But the hardest part is enduring one another’s company. The Creator who wrote the story of redemption in the stars has commanded her to share it with her reluctant savior. That’s not all He expects of her, but the rest is unthinkable.
#2 Words in the Wind: Dassa's landing craft crashes on Gannah 10,000 kilometers from the settlement just as a blizzard sets in. Injured, she takes refuge from the storm in Ruwach Gorge. In the ancient Gannahan language, ruwach means both “wind” and “spirit,” and Dassa’s not sure which meaning applies. Seeking food and shelter, she seems supernaturally led to an older-than-old stronghold she recognizes from ancient legends—stories she’s been taught were myths. As she explores, she uncovers indisputable evidence that many things she thought she knew are in error.
At the settlement, her husband, Pik, must not only try to find her, but he also must take charge in her absence. Rebellious settlers and a wayward daughter make it difficult enough. But when the animals threaten to break the ancient treaty and resume the old Wildlife Wars, Pik’s hard-pressed to hold things together. He’s afraid that if he ever manages to find Dassa, she’ll have no home to return to.
Alone in the mysterious canyon where reality and fairytale are flipped, Dassa wonders the same thing. Though separated, she and Pik learn together whom to trust and what leads to death.
#3 Ransom in the Rock: (not yet released)
How much is a life worth? And who will pay the price?
Lileela returns from Karkar a few months before her sixteenth birthday, which, under Gannahan law, is the age of adulthood. She is angry and bitter at what she perceives as her previous abandonment by her parents, and has no desire to ever see them or Gannah again.
Her older brother Adam, on the other hand, is proud to be a Gannahan and shows every indication of becoming a worthy successor to his ancestral (on his mother’s side) throne. He’s also eager to learn more about his paternal heritage from the people on the Karkar ship that transported his sister home. Once he meets them, however, he’s disillusioned when they don’t measure up to his expectations—and neither does Lileela, who seems more Karkar than Gannahan. Then the New Gannahans learn that the Karkar ship’s true mission was to take over the planet and make it a new Karkar, as their own planet is toxic and overpopulated. The tiny settlement has no hope of repelling an attack, except that the Creator of the Universe is on their side.
#4 Working title: Promise in the Prism (still in the writing process)