Welcome to the US launch tour for Earth 7 by Summer Whitton and Emily Walker! Read on for details and a chance to win a signed copy of the book!
Publication Date: November 9th, 2021
Genre: Science Fiction/ Action/ Adventure
El is stuck with no way home and no way to apprehend the madman responsible for destroying his own planet. She is close to losing all hope, until her tracker goes off. An ancient artifact has been activated and it can get her off the planet…
…But only if she gets to it before he does.
Archaeologist, Quaid Daniels has never recovered from the humiliation of his last Mayan archaeological discovery. He keeps the downfall of his career in his living room—a mediocre petrified box. When he and his daughter accidentally turn it on and realize Quaid was not crazy, they embark on a journey to redeem his reputation.
This story has answers to the secrets of this planet, ancient technology, and a chosen race billions of years older than the world we know. It’s everything you want in a fast-paced science fiction novel and more.
Quaid put his hands in front of him and pushed through the brush. He was surprised to find they’d arrived in another clearing. There was something on the ground in front of Zoe, covered in brush and dirt. He could make out what looked like a path made of rock. Zoe and Jaxon bent down to start clearing away the debris.
“What is it?” Quaid said. He was cautiously excited. His past trauma with fake artifacts had given him some PTSD when it came to new discoveries.
“It looks to be some sort of floor,” Zoe said. “There are blocks and some of them, well, just come look. There’s a symbol. I’m pretty sure it’s the Mayan symbol for fire.”
Quaid walked over, careful not to trip on some vines strewn across the ground, and looked down at the square slabs of rock in front of him. It did look like a floor. The design Zoe spoke of was shiny, like there was something liquid inside of it.
“I don’t know. It kind of looks like it, but maybe a little shinier. But this is crazy. You would think someone would have found this, exploring out here.”
“How many people do you really think would be out here looking?” Spencer asked.
“A lot, why wouldn’t you want to explore?”
“Because it’s in the middle of a crazy-ass death jungle that no one wanted to venture into,” Jaxon said, sounding as though he had enjoyed this hike about as much as Quaid had.
“How big is it?” Quaid asked. They had cleared an area four blocks wide, but he couldn’t tell how far into the woods it stretched.
“Only one way to find out,” Zoe said.
The four of them worked on revealing more stones and Quaid pulled out his knife to cut away some of the more stubborn vines.
When they were done, they looked down at five more blocks with the same symbol making it six in all. They had clearly found something, but it didn’t make sense. It didn’t seem to tie into the artifact, or the Mayan calendar. The fear he’d been experiencing was replaced with adrenaline now. He found himself intrigued.
“What do you make of this, Zoe?”
“I don’t know yet,” she said, “I’m not sure what kind of element this is. The symbol for fire could be a clue.”
“Maybe it represents something else,” Jaxon said. “Something you’re not thinking of.”
“These look like torches,” Spencer said, pointing at large rock posts on the sides of the floor. “Lucky thing I have matches.” He produced a match box and, removing one, struck it quickly on the side.
“Spencer be careful, we don’t know if there are any sort of traps,” Zoey said.
At that moment, Spencer dropped the match and it landed on the rock beneath him.
A few of the blocks went up in flames and Spencer, despite his agility, barely managed to jump out of the way fast enough. “What the hell?” He yelped, patting his shirt to make sure he wasn’t on fire.
“Magnesium,” Quaid and Zoe said at the same time.
Look.” Jaxon pointed to the block beside the burning one. The liquid substance previously filling the square had drained out and the block lowered into the ground around a single piece of rough stone. It looked like a lever.
“What the hell?” Spencer said again, even more distressed.
Quaid couldn’t help the smile spreading across his face. “Zoe, it’s a puzzle.”
She smiled back. “You’re right. Burn them all!”
I really enjoyed this book and got through it pretty quickly because I just couldn’t put it down. I was so intrigued by the concept of multiple Earths and the notion of our histories, both cultural and religious, possibly being an illusion.
There’s also something about the cover that is really striking and it, along with the prologue, instantly pulled me into the mystery of this new world the authors have created – or rather, worlds.
There was a cliffhanger at the end so I’m looking forward to reading the next in series, but if you hate cliffhangers just be aware that this book has one. I did find the reading flow to be a bit off at times but it wasn’t bad enough to deter me from reading the whole novel in a few days.
If you’re like me and enjoy science fiction, action, and archeology, then I think you’ll like this book. There were parts of the story that reminded me of Stargate, other parts Indiana Jones, and other parts various mixes of other wonderful science fiction elements which all added up to a very unique story line all its own.
I wish to thank the publisher for providing a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest opinion.
About the Authors
Summer grew up in the small town of Bellingham WA. Soccer was his life until he started his first of 5 businesses at the age of 25. Sci-fi has always intrigued him, like in when he was in high school there was a documentary about crop circles that he thought was compelling.
But it wasn’t till ancient aliens on the history channel and all the information showing up on the internet, that his imagination and thoughts of writing a book or a screen play came to life. He has always wondered; wouldn’t it be cool if there was other life somewhere else in the universe and even cooler if they weren’t out to kill us lol. Summer hopes to bring a whole new way of seeing what could possibly be out there in all that space and he also hopes he brings fun and imagination to many. Because who knows what’s really out there and it is fun to imagine right?
Emily lives on top a mountain and writes a little of everything, creating new worlds and stumbling around in them. She is constantly losing her chap-stick and is obsessed with the color pink. Science fiction has always been an important part of her life since she read her favorite author, Robert Heinlein at a young age.
Her small family consists of her red-bearded other half and an adorable daughter.
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