Daughter of Orion [NOOK Book]

Overview

A refugee from a doomed planet, Mira must learn to be Belle, a normal earth-girl -- or as normal a girl as she can be with powers of body and of mind that she develops as she grows into her teens. As she deals with her life's strangeness, she must learn how to obey three commands given her: "Remember the Homeworld, perpetuate the People,and save the Earth."

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Daughter of Orion

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Overview

A refugee from a doomed planet, Mira must learn to be Belle, a normal earth-girl -- or as normal a girl as she can be with powers of body and of mind that she develops as she grows into her teens. As she deals with her life's strangeness, she must learn how to obey three commands given her: "Remember the Homeworld, perpetuate the People,and save the Earth."

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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011297090
  • Publisher: Alfred D. Byrd
  • Publication date: 5/2/2011
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 147,653
  • File size: 403 KB

Meet the Author

I'm a graduate of Hazel Park High School, Hazel Park MI, and I've earned a B. S. in Medical Technology at Michigan State University and an M. S. in Microbiology at the University of Kentucky.


My interests are Christian theology and history, Civil War history, science fiction, and fantasy. I've published a number of works, in prose or in epic verse, on these subjects.


A number of my works are available from Amazon and other major on-line book distributors. I've also sold four short stories or novellas to science fiction or fantasy anthologies.

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  • Posted September 12, 2011

    Interesting Tale

    Well written. Good read.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2012

    Short

    40. Pages

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 5, 2013

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    8 children sent to Earth from a dying planet.  They are all sent

    8 children sent to Earth from a dying planet.  They are all sent separately and live apart from each other until they come of age and can find each other on their own.  They are each raised by the guardians appointed to them by Mirabelle's grandfather after they have made contact on Earth.  They are sent with the following message from home:  "Remember the Homeworld, perpetuate the People, and save the Earth."  The story starts after the children have all finally met up, and is the telling of them growing up as told by Mirabelle.

    I found Mr. Byrd's style of story telling is solid, with very few lags.  There was plenty of interesting things going on in Mirabelle's life, especially as she follows through on "missions" for the Colonel (the man who raised her).  The biggest problem that I had with this book is that there are too many gaps.  It's all told through Mirabelle with very little input from the other 7 characters.  The way the book ended left it way open for a sequel, but there is not sight of a sequel soon to be in the works.  Over all I am giving this book 3 1/2 stars just for all the gaps.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2013

    Very well done.

    A real joy to read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 25, 2012

    Fun read - unique narrative approach

    Definitely looking for a sequel.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 9, 2012

    Interesting

    Want more

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 31, 2012

    Good Story

    This book makes you stop and wonder about alot of things. Would like to read more from this author.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 19, 2012

    Orion

    I live in a town called Orion!;)

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