It’s been an awful week for my American friends and family — and for me as well, watching from afar and feeling like a refugee. Words of encouragement don’t seem to mean much in the face of such deeply entrenched, powerful indifference to the needs or beliefs of the majority of the nation.
I can offer this, though: a small thing to look forward to, a book into which you can escape for a precious few hours.
Resilience, the sequel to Outcaste, is being released on Halloween. Appropriate, since it features some decidedly non-humanoid aliens.
Resilience is the story of Rahel Sayana’s first patrol on the Phoenix, and a fast-paced tale that will pull you along from start to finish.
As the first empath on the crew, Rahel has an uphill battle from the beginning, and that’s not taking into account the cultural differences. But Lhyn Rivers is there to guide her, and Captain Serrado is making sure her senior officers help where they can.
Their plans for a careful, structured training go by the wayside when the Phoenix runs into a mystery: a cargo ship with a dead crew and signs of unwanted life.
Rahel may be new to Fleet and space travel, but her instincts and skills have always been about protection. With the Phoenix under quarantine and unseen aliens on the loose, she will do what she has always done. She will stand between danger and those who need her, no matter the risk.
Take your mind out for an adventure on Halloween — you’ll find Resilience in all the usual stores.