A few long-time readers will remember back to when the first book, The Galactic Mage, was in progress, back when I was still using the old Blogspot blog. At one point, I had to write the book blurb for the back of the print edition (and for the description on Amazon). Well guess what, it’s that time again now for Rift in the Races.
So, for those intrepid helpers and critics out there, here’s what I have come up with after a few days working on it. Below is the latest version of the blurb. Let me know what you think, in specifics or generally. Please don’t be shy; trust me, I can take criticism. If you think your response will be too mean or too long for the comments here (or on Facebook), feel free to email them to me instead so you can keep your anonymity email to John@Daultonbooks.com or just via the Contact Us option on the website menu to the left. And again, don’t be shy. So, said, here it is:
Rift in the Races – Back Cover Blurb #1
Rift in the Races is the sequel to the widely popular novel The Galactic Mage. It follows the continuing story of the powerful Prosperion sorcerer Altin Meade and the feisty Earth-fleet officer Orli Pewter caught up in the fight against the mysterious aliens known as Hostiles.
Finding each other across the vastness of space was only the beginning for these two, and they soon discover that the Hostiles are not their only enemy. Threats on the medieval and magical world of Prosperion begin to surface as ancient rivalries and petty jealousies ignite following the arrival of the ships from Earth. Power and politics jeopardize the young lovers’ lives (and relationship) as much as the enormous Hostile orbs from across the galaxy.
What ensues is an action-packed, laser-blasting magic ride through space, orc raids, romance, political intrigue and alien aggression from which a dangerous truth will arise: when there are several planets and several races in the mix, deciding who the “aliens” are and what constitutes aggression can become a matter of perspective, brinkmanship and pride.
Rift in the Races – Back Cover Blurb #2 (added 6/29/2012)
Rift in the Races follows the continuing story of powerful Prosperion sorcerer Altin Meade and feisty Earth-fleet officer Orli Pewter in the fight against the mysterious alien Hostiles.
The Earth fleet is now moving to take advantage of its recent victory. With better combat strategies and Prosperion wizards only a blink away, the time has come to finish the job they set out to do: destroy the Hostile world. But complications arise.
Altin’s discovery of space-travelling humans from planet Earth has threatened ancient and foundational beliefs for the people of his world. The shockwaves from this revelation begin to unravel a long-standing but precariously made balance of power. With her eyes to the sky and all its galactic possibilities, Prosperion’s War Queen soon finds her realm on the brink of chaos.
Together, Altin and Orli must once again find a way to mediate the forces of pride, frustration and fear between their two peoples, or both worlds will be destroyed. What ensues is an action-packed, laser-blasting magic ride through space, orc raids, war, romance and conspiracy, a thrilling tale of alliances and alien hostility.
Sometimes “alien hostility” is a matter of perspective.