The Descendants of Prontoth, book 2 of the Galactic Civilizations Series, will be released Tuesday, February 21, 2023. Preorders are available now.
I am so excited to share this book with you. It is written as as stand-alone novel that continues many of the character threads from Felan’s Rescue. Felan, Sandra, Dash, and Shira each have important parts to play in the story, and events from Felan’s Rescue shape their perspectives. However, the plot is a completely new story, dealing with issues foreshadowed in Felan’s Rescue, but you don’t have to have read Felan’s Rescue to follow it. Here are a few of my favorite aspects of The Descendants of Prontoth (in no order):
1. We get to better understand more of the Alien Species that constitute the Galactic Civilizations. While Felan’s Rescue was largely focused on Humans and Amons, and their connections (as well as the Primans, a developing civilization), we spend more time exploring the other 5 Galactic Civilizations, particularly the Timions and the Perioks (in fact both species have point of view characters).
2. The main antagonist is a point of view character, in fact he gets the most page time of any character. I had so much fun writing this character. I view him as my own Lord Admiral Thrawn (From the Star Wars EU), if Thrawn were a politician instead of an Admiral. He is our lens into Timion society.
3. I experiment with story structure. There is a standard narrative that follows a normal, beginning to end timeline. But there is another narrative that spans thousands of years. I don’t want to spoil too much of how this narrative fits into The Descendants of Prontoth, but I love the way it turned out. I hope readers will enjoy the structure of The Descendants of Prontoth as much as I do.
If you enjoyed Felan’s Rescue, I think you will love The Descendants of Prontoth. While Felan’s Rescue is special to me, and I’m thrilled with how it turned out, I think this one works even better. I felt the history and connection of the characters writing it. The scope and galaxy-spanning aspects of the universe really expand. I don’t want to say too much more, but I’m excited to hear what everyone thinks after they read it.
I hope you enjoy reading The Descendants of Prontoth as much as I enjoyed writing. If you like reading on your ereader, preorder it today. If you prefer another format, they’ll be available too. Sign up for my newsletter to get the latest news and developments.