Aimee Patterson walked into the woods on the other side of the pond. She returned five years later with a tale she could never share.
It is the day after Aimee Patterson’s high school graduation. College beckons, as does her dream of becoming an engineer. On an early evening walk, her cocker spaniel charges into the woods on the other side of the pond. Aimee trails after him, and in the stillness of that forest, the unthinkable happens. She becomes paralyzed and watches in horror as her hands vanish before her eyes.
Waking to the sound of voices, Aimee realizes that she has been kidnapped. Little does she know how far away from home she is, though. To flee her captors, she launches from their confines only to freeze at the view outside the window. The sky is black and filled with stars, and a familiar blue globe is in the distance—the planet Earth.
A group of humans forced to flee their planet after an epidemic destroyed their civilization now travel the galaxies searching for an antidote. Retrieving samples of plant life from every solar system, on this occasion, Aimee was accidentally seized instead.
Aimee must learn to avoid the advances of an awkward young scientist who seems intent on dissecting her, as her own fascination turns to the exotic young warrior, Zak. Having fallen in love with Zak, she is now torn with the decision to return to Earth or live beyond the stars.
They were coming. It wasn't so much the sound that revealed them. It was the subtle vibration of the ground beneath his feet, like the percussion of a distant explosion. It was their march. The dead tread of stone against sand. A ghostly gait of menace.
Alone in a desert world...a world he once called home, Zak is now a damaged man. Reckless in his battle against the creatures that destroyed his family, he roams under the glare of the two suns, seeing phantoms--seeing Aimee.
Five years had passed since Aimee Patterson left the man she loved. For five long years she traveled the path of life, always waiting--always looking to the stars, knowing, hoping, that one day he would return for her. And today was that day...
Aimee Patterson is coming home...but this time she is not alone.
After spending years in space on an alien ship, Aimee Patterson is finally coming home. But this time she is not alone. Her lover Zak wants to meet her parents, and her friend Raja wants to experience life on Earth. Both get more than they ever bargained for.
Within days of being on Earth, Raja is caught up in an FBI sting operation. She is intrigued by Special Agent Craig Buchanan, but things go horribly wrong. Raja is faced with a dilemma. Save Agent Buchanan’s life or risk revealing her true identity.
It was supposed to be an innocent trip to Earth.... now Aimee, Zak, and Raja are fugitives of the ultimate kind.
Zak and Aimee are expecting a child. Fearful of the doctors on Earth detecting any genetic anomalies, they return to the safety of the Guardianship Horus where this unique toddler will be welcomed without question. Upon arrival, however, they learn that the Horus is not as safe as they anticipated. The massive craft is deteriorating, its structure crumbling after a series of celestial hits. Quite simply, the Horus must land…and fast.
Anthum. A planet so lush, so serene, dotted with grand temples and sparkling shoreline. This was the planet the citizens of the Guardianship Horus fled from after an epidemic. Once the virus was eliminated, they were able to return to the pristine land they once called home. Anthum isn't as pristine as their memories portray, though. Yes, it still looks beautiful, but it harbors secrets. Secrets that can force these settlers back into being nomads.
The young warrior, Gordeelum, crash lands in a valley high in the mountains. He is taken hostage by the citizens of that valley, and is given a grim sentence. His only hope is that his enemy can become his ally. Fleeing Earth to protect their child, Zak and Aimee instead find themselves in a land filled with deception.
Will they survive this fourth world?
With a father from the planet, Ziratak, and a mother from Earth, Zon's challenges are galactic. Zon doesn't possess superpowers, though. If anything, he's a bit of a klutz.
In Ziratakian folklore, the tale of the Temple of the Monarch has been passed down for generations. As legend has it, a series of miniature globes lead to the temple’s gate.
Except, Zon knows of a cave with small globes in it. And with one clumsy mishap, he triggers the gate–opening a portal to other worlds. A trip through this vortex transports him to Earth, where the first human he encounters is a young woman with challenges of her own.
This book may be read as a standalone.This is a brand new saga, and a new generation. There is no need to read the BEYOND series. However, for readers of the series, you will enjoy this continuation of the epic science fiction adventure.