Sword of Orion: Book One of Beneath Strange Skies

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Throughout the Free Galaxy, remnants of the fascistic Oligarchy are working to bring mankind back under their cruel and repressive rule. Sixteen-year-old Jerel Telemon holds the key to the weapon that can tilt the balance toward good or evil. The first book of a multi-book series.

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Overview

Throughout the Free Galaxy, remnants of the fascistic Oligarchy are working to bring mankind back under their cruel and repressive rule. Sixteen-year-old Jerel Telemon holds the key to the weapon that can tilt the balance toward good or evil. The first book of a multi-book series.

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Sword of Orion, the first installment in a projected science fiction saga by the husband-and-wife writing team of Sharon Lee and Steve Miller, revolves around Jerel Telmon, a teenage girl who unknowingly is an integral part of a plot to restore a fallen fascist empire to power.

Jerel is the daughter of two legendary leaders in the revolution that overthrew the Oligarchy, a tyrannical regime that encompassed dozens of planets. But in the war's last apocalyptic battle, Jerel's parents -- both great scientists -- discharged a highly experimental device that not only wiped out the Oligarchy's massive armada but also the brain trust of the rebellion as well. For the last 16 years, Jerel has been living a relatively peaceful life with her uncle Orned, but all that changes when strangers try to abduct her. On the run with her uncle and her best friend, Kay, Jerel begins to put the pieces together: There are those out there who want to somehow resurrect the Oligarchy -- and Jerel possesses something they need to do it!

Featuring a courageous, empathetic, and ingenious young protagonist à la Orson Scott Card's Shadow Quartet (Ender's Shadow, Shadow of the Hegemon, Shadow Puppets, and Shadow of the Giant) and Jeanne DuPrau's Ember novels, Lee and Miller's Beneath Strange Skies sequence -- which is free of any overt sexuality and over-the-top violence -- should appeal to science fiction fans of all ages. Paul Goat Allen
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780972002684
  • Publisher: Phobos Books
  • Publication date: 11/10/2005
  • Series: Beneath Strange Skies Series
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 1,241,086
  • Product dimensions: 6.96 (w) x 8.92 (h) x 0.67 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 8, 2013

    I have been reading all the books by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller

    I have been reading all the books by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller at least 3 times each, and enjoy them all again and again. The only problem with this book is that there should be sequels and so far none have been forthcoming.

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  • Posted May 15, 2012

    I want to know the titles of the related stories, not some list

    I want to know the titles of the related stories, not some list of stories by another author. Who ever wrote your catelog copy did you no favors.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2009

    Poor

    It is hard to believe Lee and Miller could write this badly.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2006

    Pass on by

    Overpriced and under written. Fans of the Liaden series will be very disappointed in the writing, others will just be disappointed with the weak disjointed story.

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