About the author:
Originally an engineering graduate from the UK and keen to become an astronaut, somehow John Peace ended up working in community development overseas for some years, before moving to Canada.
Did he take a wrong turn somewhere?
He says he has very few regrets. In between, he's worked in a soup factory, driven a taxi in London, served refreshments in Regents Park and done a few other odd jobs. He settled a few years ago with his Canadian wife and their two sons in Northwest Ontario, where they enjoy the great outdoors, Finnish pancakes and blueberries, preferably all three at once.
About writing science fiction, he says: "My ambition is to write gripping stories about vivid, varied characters, exploring real science with a sense of wonder. SF is a great way to look at our own lives and times afresh."
Called Out Of Darkness
Called Out Of Darkness throws the story of Valin, Mertyl and Zewip into top gear.
As the rebels of Thame City fight to throw off the oppression of their alien overlords, Valin and his friends listen to Elha as he describes a different way to find freedom. But very soon Valin has to decide whether he will do his own thing or follow the way of his new master, who saved his life.
Mertyl is convinced that she must stay with Elha and not return to Telarine Squadron. But she, too, is caught up in a storm of events which throws her together with Swayling, the girl who was until recently one of Drokstrak's child-assassins. Can she stay true to her commitment to Elha?
Meanwhile, Valin is accelerating towards a confrontation with the enemy. He becomes convinced that the only way to defeat Drokstrak is through the ancient technologies of the Elder Worlds which the Telarine Squadron uses. And there is another old tale: the Enkuhos. Could this be the key to Drokstrak's defeat? Or is it just a children's story?
Follow Valin's struggles and travels as he faces up to the challenge: Is he really the one who can overthrow Drokstrak and his powerful armies? Or is there a better way?
- Publication Date:
- 1533516308 / 9781533516305
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 6" x 9"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- Juvenile Fiction / Science Fiction