Astra: Synchronicity

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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 ...

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Astra: The Harrowing

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Overview

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 Independent Publishing Platform
  • Publication date: 1/12/2011
  • 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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  • Posted August 15, 2011

    good story, give it a read

    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.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 3, 2011

    Outstanding

    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

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 29, 2011

    Not a bad story ...

    ...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.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 1, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    Excellent Sci-Fi saga

    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.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 5, 2011

    Even better!

    The second book does not let you down.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 7, 2011

    Good Reading

    I enjoyed this book, the plot was well planned and characters believable.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 27, 2011

    Underdeveloped

    Where is the ending? And the character developement?

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2011

    Great Read

    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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 22, 2013

    Cry to the Stars: Part One

    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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  • Posted June 24, 2012

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    Was Just Okay

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 16, 2012

    Good scifi

    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.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 30, 2012

    Good book

    Really a great book. Very well writen.

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  • Posted April 18, 2012

    Great read!

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 20, 2012

    Couldnt stop reading!

    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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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 26, 2012

    Good read

    I didn't think I would like this book, but I was surprisingly impressed

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 18, 2011

    Good story

    I enjoyed reading this. Looking forward to book 2.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 26, 2011

    Okay, but!

    I think this book would be great if it had some kind of ending or conclusion. I really leaves you hangin, but it is an okay book.

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  • Posted August 29, 2011

    scifi at it's best

    I can't wait for more of this story. The waiting is torturous. Does anyone know when the next will be out?

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  • Posted July 20, 2011

    Loved it!

    This book was a very good read. Definitely enjoyed it and would recommend it. Though there is one graphic scene in it. But other than that, extremely good story line and very imaginitive.

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  • Posted July 10, 2011

    Great followup to Astra:Synchronicity

    I enjoyed the first book in the series so much I immediately purchased this one. Can't wait for the next one! Highly recommended!

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