The Missing Planets by Hawk MacKinney *Giveaway

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The Missing Planets

By Hawk MacKinney

Planet Terato has become a member of the assembly of the Confederated League of Allied Star Systems. The Murian Outpost Terato once commanded by His Imperial Majesty’s Lord High Chamberlain Herklo Korvo XXXIV is now Teratoan staffed and under the command of Teratoan Eklam a’Qoc.

From the uncharted reaches between galaxies, attacks of extraordinary weaponry come against Terato and the Myr worlds of the Murians. Terminus Terato’s expanded link-portals and converter power modules are virtually useless. Power loss, defenses, communications and travel are totally disrupted. High Chamberlain Korvo’s unexpected return to Terminus on a mission for His Imperial Majesty leaves him stranded on Terato. Attacks grow more massive, more unpredictable; spread across the worlds of the League, as an isolated Terminus struggles among the shattered rubble and whispering remains of an ancient Polity of star-walkers.

Family and friends are lost, empires and civilizations in disarray, Terminus and Planet Terato almost defenseless. Desperate for answers, their worlds being overwhelmed by this remorseless aggressor, Eklam and Korvo reach across unexplored space in a despairing gamble and the last reserves of converter star-substrate, seeking one insignificant star system of gas giants and rocky inner planets for possible relics of the elusive Lantaraan Polity.

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The portal hummed with a pulsating drone; grew louder. Korvo recognized the cascade effects of a portal overload. “Converter intermix-portal lock!” he yelled. Shoved Martin hard, “Get away!”

Magnetic loops of plasma streamed out; superheated beyond a Sol corona; mixed with hydrogen substrate; sucked into the white-hot rim of the portal frame. Converter commands useless. Arnov and Drov jumped away from their smoking consoles. A belch of uncontained hydrogen-plasma sublimated a cloud through the camp. Vidscreens sizzled; acrid smoke drifted up to curl toward the inanimate beast consuming the portal. Cermet footings fused; a console imploded. Arnov, tossed against one of the supports; green blood oozed along his shoulder. Drok’s head bumped against cermet supports. The pounding drone of the portal growled like a wounded Murian swamp dragon. Bundles of raw stellar core screamed through Jupiterr’s turgid atmospheres, tearing at the planet. Colossus Jupiterr magnus rolled with disruptions. Agitated plasma entangled with antimatter; churned methane storms into frenzies, giant arcs exploding through the clouds; snaked around their camp. The white-hot remains of the portal a bubbling melted puddle.

Ek shielded his eyes from the scorching brightness; helped Arnov up. Through the shredded side of the shelter, glimpsed Korvo scramble from under a scorched field stand, its collapsed bracing ripped away. Martin pushed himself up. The air inside their camp ionized; darken to oranges and yellows and purple-blue charged photon auras. Converters still pumping, sucking substrate, at the same time sagging in seared taffy-puddles, their shell alloys disassociating in sputtering kaleidoscope rainbows and blistering caustic nose-stinging swirls.

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A different viewpoint of the old idea that we here on earth have been at least visited by higher intelligence in our past.

As an independent reviewer for Paranormal Books and Authors that Rock, I enjoyed the storyline of this book and the interactions between characters kept me reading to the very end.  The action scenes were very exciting as well.  I am more of a sci-fantasy geek so the technical terms and discussions of physics tended to make my eyes glaze a bit, but the characters were engaging enough to keep me reading.  Between the high level of technical speak and the occasional feel of reading a script I give this one three fangs.

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AUTHOR INFORMATION:

With postgraduate degrees and faculty appointments in several medical universities, Hawk MacKinney has taught graduate courses in both the United States and Jerusalem. In addition to professional articles and texts on chordate neuroembryology, Hawk has authored several works of fiction.

Hawk began writing mysteries for his school newspaper. His works of fiction, historical love stories, science fiction and mystery-thrillers are not genre-centered, but plot-character driven, and reflect his southwest upbringing in Arkansas, Texas and Oklahoma. Moccasin Trace, a historical novel nominated for the prestigious Michael Shaara Award for Excellence in Civil War Fiction and the Writers Notes Book Award, details the family bloodlines of his serial protagonist in the Craige Ingram Mystery Series. Vault of Secrets, the first book in the Ingram series, was followed by Nymrod Resurrection, Blood and Gold, and The Lady of Corpsewood Manor. All have received national attention. Walking the Pet is Hawk’s latest release in the Ingram series. The first book in another mystery-thriller series is scheduled for release in 2015. The Bleikovat Event, the first volume in The Cairns of Sainctuarie science fiction series, was released in 2012. Its sequel, The Missing Planets, has just been released.

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Posted on December 31, 2014, in Paranormal Romance & Author's That Rock. Bookmark the permalink. 16 Comments.

  1. I loved the blog post today. I read everything and now want to buy this book. Thanks for the give away

    • SONYAKEITH – Glad U like the blog post – hope you enjoy the read as much as I did unleashing my fantasy(ies) & letting the words & the edits paint these worlds. The Saintuarie series has been fun….

      Hawk MacK

  2. PARANORMAL ROMANCE & AUTHORS THAT ROCK – Thank U for hosting the review tour of The Missing Planets with its mix of characters, a touch of rough-&-ready actions with a subplot dash & more than its hint of romance, evolving new idioms & languages of its far-flung worlds. Kept the glossary handy for myself. Vol-III in The Cairns of Saintuarie series is in the works with Vol-IV.

    Hawk MacKinney
    http://www.hawkmackinney.net

  3. Irma Jurejevčič

    I love meeting new authors.

  4. Sounds like a good book! Excited about this one!

  5. Intriguing excerpt, thank you.

  6. the book sounds great! My favorite part about todays post is reading about the author, person behind the book!! Thanks

    • Linda TRINKLEIN – I enjoyed putting together Vol-II of the Cairns series…I hope U enjoy the reading as well. Vol-III is currently in edit. A goodly number of my readers have said the same about more author details. I keep it short to meet the many tastes of readers—BUT—the person behind any writer no matter the genre, to paraphrase Mark Twain, “If you want to know about me…read my books.” Thank U for stopping by & commenting.

      Hawk MacKinney
      http://www.hawkmackinney.net

  7. Interesting bio

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