Hathor Legacy: Burn
by Deborah A. Bailey
On the planet, Hathor, an old threat re-emerges that may destroy the fragile alliance between the Guardians and Novacorp. When Nadira is called to investigate a rash of fires throughout the city, she discovers the Deshtu, another group with PSI powers who have been purposely kept in the shadows.
Working to uncover the source of the fires, Nadira learns the brutal truth about the origin of the Guardians. The Guardian Elders have plans to make Nadira more powerful, and she may be forced to sever her psychic connection to her lover, Jonathan Keel.
When an unexpected ally gives Jonathan information about the Deshtu that connects them to the fires, he becomes a convenient scapegoat for the opposing factions. Nadira puts her life on the line to solve the crime, while the Elders make their move to remove Jonathan from her life forever.
As time runs out, the Guardians prepare for a clash with Novacorp that could plunge the planet into chaos, and a final betrayal forces Nadira to risk everything to save herself and Hathor.
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A blast from a stunner shot out, illuminating the darkness. It hit the wall above Nadira’s head and sent out a shower of sparks.
Out of the darkness, a woman dressed in grey coveralls ran out of the shadows. In her fist she clutched a long, metal cylinder. The woman raised her arm to strike, as a screeching cry that sounded like the whine of a mining drill escaped her lips.
Nadira reached out and sent an energy blast in the woman’s direction, sending her flying. She fell and slid across the floor.
In front of her, on the other side of the warehouse, she saw three figures struggling under the overhead lights. One of them was dressed in security garb. “Lt. Lin!” As she ran towards them, Nadira saw the glint of an oversized, mine-issue stunner, then bright blue light shooting out.
A man leaped towards her. Gripping a smaller stunner that fit in the palm of his hand, he aimed at her head. She sent out a blast that pushed him back. He crumpled on the ground, gasping.
Piercing screams echoed through the area, followed by stunner fire. Lt. Lin stood in the lighted area.
When she spotted Nadira, she rushed towards her. “Nadira! Watch out!”
But before she could get far, two bright blue and white stunner blasts hit her. She swung and managed to get off a shot before she went down.
“No!” She moved towards her, but stopped short as four figures emerged out of the shadows. All she could see was the outlines, and hear the rustle of their coveralls.
“Who are you?” A gruff, male voice demanded.
I have yet to read the first book, Hathor Legacy: Outcast. It won’t take me long to purchase it to fill in the blanks I have about how this series begins.
Hathor Legacy: Burn moves relatively quickly into a mystery as Nadira begins to investigate the apparent arsons at “Service Houses” which kills the house’s inhabitants and leads Nadira to questioning who, exactly, the inhabitants of these houses are.
It surprised me at how quickly I was involved in the story and waiting to see what would happen next. The book is considered a SciFi Romance, it is also very much a Romantic Mystery / Thriller in my opinion.
Deborah A. Bailey has begun the fulfillment of a lifelong dream by writing and publishing the Hathor Legacy: Outcast and, now Hathor Legacy: Burn, and I hope to see many more books from Ms. Bailey in the future. Her writing is wonderful to loose one’s self in on a rainy / snowy night in early September.
I highly recommend Hathor Legacy: Burn.
~ Patricia, Room With Books ~ © Sep 12, 2014
AUTHOR Bio and Links:
As a little girl when Deborah A Bailey was watching Star Trek and Twilight Zone, she was writing and drawing her own superheroine comics. When she grew up, she continued to write and followed her love of technology into a career as a computer programmer and developer. But writing was never far away from her heart, so over the years she wrote and published stories set on other worlds and in Earth’s future. Ultimately she fulfilled a lifelong dream and completed her first novel in the Hathor Legacy universe, Hathor Legacy: Outcast.
Her short stories have won awards from the Philadelphia Writers’ Conference and her work has been published in US1 Magazine and the Sun. In 2013 she published a short story collection, Electric Dreams: Seven Futuristic Tales. In her “other” life, she’s a freelance writer who’s published three non-fiction books and countless articles that have appeared in print and online.
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