A mile-long descent through a plasma column ...
The environmental stilling onworld threatens to advance beyond the storm ring, thus blanketing the globe and turning Nebura into a uniquely dystopian planet. Meanwhile the occupiers’ plan to arm a resurgent Siqdori Empire with a tulvar arsenal, a space weapon unlike any other, nears completion. As things begin spiraling out of control two groups of survivors join forces to forestall this alien quest.
Mick, Carmen, and Franklin would be surprised at the role the lightspheres, a unique Neburan lifeform, would play.
New Siqdor is the 2nd book in the Zero Point Light SF series.
Praise for New Siqdor
"Even better than the first!"
5 stars, Ligon & Maine
"I read the first in the series, Storm Ring, and immediately purchased this one. It was great seeing the growth of character development and the author really paints a clear picture of this other world. Loved Franklin's character."
"An exciting read for all Sci-Fi fans."
5 stars, M Kingshott
"Having read and enjoyed the first book in this series I had high hopes that I would enjoy this one as well. Thankfully it did not disappoint and in many ways it was actually better than the first. Stephen J. Carter has clearly established his style in this book and the writing was sharp, precise and the characterisations were much more clearly defined."
"If you like adventure and sc-fi this is a great book for you!"
4 stars, Christophe
"I particularly liked the interplay and team work of the characters as they piece together the clues, against the odds, which will help them in their quest. A strong point for me of this author is his virtuosity with new inventions and scientific, futuristic scenarios and time/space phenomena that read so plausibly. A good read."
"The struggle to save an abandoned world."
4 stars, Tim Taylor
"The book was well-written and held my attention and interest. I am happy to recommend it and am looking forward to the third part of the series."
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About the Author
I'm a Canadian living in beautiful Chiang Mai in northern Thailand. I'm a fan of SF, Horror, Fantasy, Historical fiction, DVD serials, and Asian transcendental writing. To date I've written eBooks in SF, Horror, and Writing Methodology. I'm fascinated by this morphing world of ePublishing. Imagine integrating multimedia in an eBook, i.e. period folk ballads as chapter breaks for a Historical novel. Music and visuals done right would enhance and deepen a reading. Ten years ago no one thought e-readers would ever be popular, and look at them now. We have the same resistance today to other emerging innovations. It's an excellent time to be active in this industry!
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
A fun read. I really enjoyed it. I enjoyed it enough to immediately the second in the series. Other's reviewers have mentioned editing errors, which is true they are some but not enough to pull me out of the story. Great characters and great story telling.
New Siqdor is the second in the Zero Point Light series, following Storm Ring. It follows the adventures of a group of people exploring the abandoned world of Nebura and trying to save it from the machinations of the megalomaniac Levrok. I enjoyed this novel, and was impressed by the author's thorough and vivid imagining of the world of Nebura and the technology of its former inhabitants, the Kalaal. The places and objects the characters encounter are an interesting mix of the relatively familiar, plausible near-future technologies and some very strange things indeed. The combination makes for a world that is both fascinating and believable. The lightspheres in particular - the planet's enigmatic, potent and utterly alien life-forms (perverted into weapons by the villain Levrok) - are a memorable creation. The story is something of a slow burner - after some dramatic moments early on, the first half of the novel is more often intriguing than exciting - though no less readable for that. In the second half, though, as Levrok makes his appearance, the plot gathers momentum and accelerates towards a thrilling and satisfying conclusion. The book was well-written and held my attention and interest. I am happy to recommend it and am looking forward to the third part of the series.