Astra: Synchronicity

Astra: Synchronicity

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by Lisa Eskra
     
 

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Magnius Zoleki has everything a fifty-year-old man could want-except the psionic assassin trying to kill him.

In 2310, humans persecute psions and hunt them to extinction regardless of guilt. Magnius is one of them: an evolutionary offshoot of mankind known for their psychic abilities and tendency to murder in order to utilize their power. Despite using his

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Magnius Zoleki has everything a fifty-year-old man could want-except the psionic assassin trying to kill him.

In 2310, humans persecute psions and hunt them to extinction regardless of guilt. Magnius is one of them: an evolutionary offshoot of mankind known for their psychic abilities and tendency to murder in order to utilize their power. Despite using his telekinesis sparingly, his secret makes it back to his childhood tutor. She murdered his best friend's father in cold blood, giving him every reason to run away before his abilities manifested. Now with the hope he'll join her cause to strike down humanity, she sends an assassin to bring him home. Of course, that doesn't mean he needs to bring him in one piece.

As a consequence of his double life, Magnius faces divorce, bankruptcy, and death-but not necessarily in that order. In his flight to survive, he meets Amii Martin, a woman who recently lost her memory in a laboratory accident. She implores him for help rescuing the only man with ties to her past after relations with a benevolent alien race take a tragic turn. The last thing Magnius needs is to get mixed up in an ugly war, but in order to escape the clutches of his nefarious mentor and save Amii's father, he's willing to risk it or die trying.

Astra: Synchronicity is a science-fiction thriller that will appeal to readers who enjoy the work of C. J. Cherryh and also those who fell in love with the romance of The Time Traveler's Wife.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781456405663
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
01/12/2011
Pages:
298
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.67(d)

Meet the Author

Lisa Eskra graduated from the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology with a master's degree in Chemistry. Science fiction has inspired her imagination since childhood, cultivating a life-long fascination with the universe. She lives with her husband, son, and two dogs near Chicago-at least until an outpost is constructed on Mars.

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Astra Synchronicity 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 92 reviews.
Gytell More than 1 year ago
I liked the overall story of this book. The way it is written made it hard to get into it. Every chapter I was reading about a different character than the chapter before. Constantly bouncing from one person to the next. Made the story kinda choppy and hard to stay focused on.
Lisa Hlava More than 1 year ago
I would have purchased this as a hardback... and I'm a cheap bastard. Highly involved story and very well written. Had to keep swiping my wife's nook color... made for some late nights. I typically characterize a novel on 3 levels: writing, story itself and the characters. Pick any 2 out of 3 and you have a very good book. This hit on all 3... which makes it a rarity, a great book. Can't wait for the follow up
Clark_Fan More than 1 year ago
...but as a book it does not really stand on it's own. This is just the first book in a series and it is written that way; if you like the way Estra writes read the series, but plan on reading the series because this volume will not satisfy.
DAG55 More than 1 year ago
The first books have created a very exciting story line. I have been reading sci-fi a long time. This reminds me of the Lensman series.
Sharron Prokschl More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book, the plot was well planned and characters believable.
James Archer More than 1 year ago
Where is the ending? And the character developement?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I actually read this book on my anddroid phone in 1 sitting it was that good! Very well written, great plot and well developed characters.
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I was sitting in my room tearing a seal off a letter. It was dark blue with a gold dragon curled in a squiggly shape. The envelope was of old parchment, as was the letter inside. It read, in slanted mideval cursive: <p> Dear Cadancalynn Anabelha Darnavel, <br> You have been accepted to the Ariana Marie Rose Jackson School of Fantasies. It is directly in front of Silvershimmer Ink Inc. on Luna Avenue, Rosinine, Sharpe. The items you are required to have are on the green silk slip inside the envelope. <br> Best of wishes, Hope Crystal Brine <p> I read the letter twice and pulled out a small green slip. The words were in the same script but gold. They read: <br> fine plaster <br> golden spoon <br> formal dress <br> The Four Fantasies <br> magic ink <br> a mason jar <br> Complete Guide to Ariana and the Rest <br> Sleep, Hypnos, and Love: The Art of Artificial Actions <br> Gods of the New Age <br> Ancient Mummies of the Not-So-Ancient Days <br> five multicolored feathered pens <br> ten notebooks <br> Vasoline <br> tissues <p> ~Miss Brine <p> Okay. Now where would I find these books?
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2hsprn More than 1 year ago
Plot and characters very thin. No cohesion to story. Important events and sequences left unexplained and vague. Unbelievable actions and events. Kept with it, though. No typos and few grammatical errors. Needs lots and lots of polish. The effort is good and appreciated, but has a ways to go. Will not be reading further books in this series. Good luck and best wishes to author Eskra.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great scifi concept but the plot did jump around a bit. The book ended in an awkward place as well. May look into the next in the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Really a great book. Very well writen.
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ammoman More than 1 year ago
This is part of a three book series and a very good read. get all three books! Love the storie line and keeps you wanting more.
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Great beginning to a scifi saga. Keeps you interested throughout the progression of the story line, and makes you want more!
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