Destiny's Forge

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Honor and duty, loyalty and betrayal, murder and revenge, in an interlacement of danger, adventure and vampire romance. In the 23rd century, Antonia Bellero is a stranger from another planet bound for earth, her origin and mission a mystery. Through a quirky twist of fortune she serves on the military dreadnought Destiny's Forge, where the crew is haunted by murder and sabotage. Soon after, the ship is threatened with annihilation by an illegal experiment conducted in deep space. But soon Antonia finds her course...
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Overview

Honor and duty, loyalty and betrayal, murder and revenge, in an interlacement of danger, adventure and vampire romance. In the 23rd century, Antonia Bellero is a stranger from another planet bound for earth, her origin and mission a mystery. Through a quirky twist of fortune she serves on the military dreadnought Destiny's Forge, where the crew is haunted by murder and sabotage. Soon after, the ship is threatened with annihilation by an illegal experiment conducted in deep space. But soon Antonia finds her course changed by destiny as the fate of two worlds is placed in her hands.
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Editorial Reviews

X Ravenhurst
I've read some pretty good vampire novels from Anne Rice and Barbara Hambly, among others, but this innovative retelling of the popular (and often stale) vampire genre blew me away. It was better than any of those. It was better than I hoped it could be. I can't wait to get my hands on the second book. Get a copy of "Destiny's Forge" for yourself today.
Martha A Cheves
When I took on the commitment to read and review not 1 but 7 books in this series I really had no idea that they were about vampires. I struck out reading the 1st book Destiny’s Forge and found myself hurrying to turn the page. And now that this one is finished, I can’t wait to read the next. I know that there are several vampire type shows on television but Destiny’s Forge could easily blow them out of the water. Yes, it’s that good!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781938752001
  • Publisher: Antellus
  • Publication date: 6/1/2012
  • Series: Children of The Dragon Series , #1
  • Pages: 322
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.72 (d)

Meet the Author

Theresa M. Moore is an author, illustrator and publisher with an avid interest in science fantasy adventure, history, mythology, and science; and a skeptical interest in pseudoscience and paranormal research. She publishes her books under the Antellus imprint. Her current projects include the Children of The Dragon vampire series and the Saxon & Hampstead Investigations, Ltd. mythbuster detective series. Moore also writes nonfiction on genre related subjects like history, mythology and science, and has published 5 nonfiction books, including 3 editions on self-publishing.

Theresa M. Moore is an author, illustrator and publisher with an avid interest in science fantasy adventure, history, mythology, and science; and a skeptical interest in pseudoscience and paranormal research. She publishes her books under the Antellus imprint. Her current projects include the Children of The Dragon vampire series and the Saxon & Hampstead Investigations, Ltd. mythbuster detective series. Moore also writes nonfiction on genre related subjects like history, mythology and science, and has published 5 nonfiction books, including 3 editions on self-publishing.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 21, 2013

    Author needs to slow down and develop the story and characters

    The author tries to put to much in too little space which led to a storyline that is fractured, with underdeveloped one dimensional characters. It does have periodic glimpses of real potential. There are moments of good descriptive scenes and action but it is not consistent and is loosely tied together. The characters, too seem like drafts with the ability to come to life if given the chance. The potential is there - if the author would take this book as the draft it seems to be, split it into two maybe three books and develop and edit it more fully it would be a good read.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 10, 2012

    Vampire Scifi! Can't get any better.

    I would have to admit I thought this would be a fun read. Like a fluffy beach book about vampires and i was ok with that. But NO this is an indepth character, romance and adventure book that I could NOT put down!
    When I have time I can't wait to read the rest in this series.
    I highly recommend this book!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 11, 2013

    Started with promise but became a slog to get to the end

    This book made me think of a tv series. A bunch of adventures that dont relate to each other with an underlying story tying them together. Taken in series format it makes it easier to relate to the heroine and her multiple love interests. But even then eventually it becomes a slog that you get through just to get to the end.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 11, 2013

    Seth

    Ok

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 7, 2013

    Merleah

    Yup.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 4, 2013

    Good read for scifi and vamp lovers

    Good read for scifi and vamp lovers

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 2, 2013

    Daggerspirit

    No but i am in that clan.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 23, 2010

    A real twist on vampire.

    Destiny's Forge - Review by Martha A. Cheves, Author of Stir, Laugh, Repeat



    'A small space craft rushed toward a planet orbiting a pair of white stars, trailing a plume of sparking fire and rapidly dissipating smoke. The meteoroid had done its work well when it smashed through the hull of the craft at a critical point, tearing through the main engine pod and disabling it in an instant. The pilot was clad in an eva suit when it happened, but this would be no comfort when the air supply in the suit ran out and the ship's systems began to fail.. The pilot struggled with the controls and managed to coax it to pitch the nose upward as it began its inexorable spiral toward the surface.. The pilot was able to bring the retrothrusters back on line and controlled them manually. The craft bucked and jostled as its descent fell back to something less terrifying, but it was not designed for a surface landing. The pilot aimed the craft toward a patch of desert just beyond the forest crowding the shore of one of the larger lakes.. The craft crumpled and bounced and set fire to the tumbles cribs growing on the desert floor until the nose came down suddenly and buried itself.. A hatch exploded outward and landed a few yards away. The pilot dove out above the flames and sailed a fair distance, hit the dirt and rolled clear. Exhausted with pain and nearly out of air, she struggled to unfasten her helmet, tossed it away and took a gulp of dry heat into her lungs as an awful consuming darkness claimed her mind.'



    The pilot is Antonia Bellero. Origin? Unknown. Destination? Unknown. Quest? Unknown. Only Antonia herself knows the answers to these questions and to survive she must keep it that way. She has just crash landed on a planet called Corelli's Planet. The planet's namesake, Vince Corelli, is destroying the planet and the people living there through his mining for its beryllium. As circumstances take form, Antonia will do whatever she can to save both the planet and its people. But this won't come without a cost to her and her plans. She must join the Interstellar Federation as an intelligence agent which will result in her being stationed on the Destiny's Forge in the capacity of an Ensign.



    While on the Destiny, Antonia finds herself helping to fight the creation of a Star gate which is being financed by a being known as Julian Bridge. As Antonia will soon find out, Bridges is not only known by many other names but he is one who could destroy and control space and it's planets as they are know.



    If someone told me a year ago that I would be reading a book like Destiny's Forge I would have told them "I don't think so, not my kind of book." Again, I have to admit that I'm wrong. Destiny's Forge is the first book in a series called Children of the Dragon and it is about "vampires." Vampires have never been one of my favorite reads. When I commit to a book review I do it with an open mind. I don't read reviews others have written. So, when I took on the commitment to read and review not 1 but 7 books in this series I really had no idea that they were about vampires. I struck out reading the 1st book Destiny's Forge and found myself hurrying to turn the page. And now that this one is finished, I can't wait to read the next.



    I know that there are several vampire type shows on television but Destiny's Forge could easily be made into a series that would blow them all out of the water. Yes, it's that good!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted March 1, 2011

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