A Fistful of Dust

A Fistful of Dust

by Sharon Bidwell
     
 

Phobos, fearful son of Mars. A moon often likened to a diseased potato…but is there more to the legends surrounding the satellite than mere rumor? Drawn to Mars as part of a covert mission, the team of the Esmeralda 2 are waylaid by Sir Henry Routledge, governor-general of Syrtis Major. Although at first reluctant to take on an additional mission -- a search for a…  See more details below

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Phobos, fearful son of Mars. A moon often likened to a diseased potato…but is there more to the legends surrounding the satellite than mere rumor? Drawn to Mars as part of a covert mission, the team of the Esmeralda 2 are waylaid by Sir Henry Routledge, governor-general of Syrtis Major. Although at first reluctant to take on an additional mission -- a search for a missing man -- they change their minds upon hearing one Henry Barnsdale-Stevens has gone missing on Phobos, the mysterious moon of Mars that many say inspires fear.

The explorers set out for Phobos believing they may well find the minerals they’ve been looking for, and save a man’s life. Another myth calls to them -- the strange monolith that rises from Phobos’ surface…but does it extend below? The team discover this is not an ill-formed “bit of rock,” nor a remnant of the Stickney crater impact. It’s much more mysterious and marvelous, for there are words and drawings on the stone.

What secrets does the moon conceal, and why does it inspire dread? Will the team manage to survive long enough to find the answers? Their descent beneath the surface may lead to the most amazing discoveries yet.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940148574361
Publisher:
Untreed Reads
Publication date:
10/02/2013
Series:
Space: 1889 & Beyond , #10
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
820,619
File size:
867 KB

Meet the Author

Sharon was born in London on New Year’s Eve. When not tap-dancing her way round an office, she followed many creative pursuits. Eventually her love of books, and a wild imagination compelled her to focus on writing. The first short story she submitted was accepted by Roadworks Magazine, described as having “both a Sci-fi and horror element,” and being “strong on characterisation, and quite literary, in terms of style.”

Since then Sharon’s poems, short stories, articles and novels have appeared steadily in print and online publications. With a repertoire of twisted tales and a love of cross-genre writing, it surprised everyone (including herself) when she branched out into erotic romance. These works have been critically acclaimed and often described as “deeply passionate”. Sharon’s worlds are vivid, unexpected and sometimes intensely magical.

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