Nexus Point

Nexus Point

by Jaleta Clegg
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Nexus Point by Jaleta Clegg

Nexus point - a beginning, an origin.With a single flap of a butterfly's wing, a giant typhoon is born. Within a single moment, a single act, lie the seeds of salvation or destruction.The Altairan Empire contains thousands of worlds, trillions of citizens. One woman's destiny could destroy them all.It begins with a chance meeting, a random encounter on a planet trapped in an age of feudal overlords and warring factions.Dace only wants the freedom to fly her merchant ship where the trade takes her. But fate has other plans. Her crew betrays her and destroys her ship, stranding her on Dadilan. The natives of the planet think she's a demon dropped from the sky in a ball of fire. The smugglers think she's the competition. The Patrol are convinced she's a pirate or worse. Her only hope of rescue is to convince the Patrol agent currently hunting her that she's innocent. But on Dadilan no one is innocent.Nexus Point, the beginning of the Fall of the Altairan Empire.Book 1 in the series by Jaleta Clegg. Check out the Fall of the Altairan Empire.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781936021031
Publisher: Cyberwizard Productions
Publication date: 11/30/2009
Pages: 328
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.69(d)
Age Range: 16 Years

About the Author

Jaleta Clegg loves to spin tales of adventure, especially ones involving spaceships and aliens. She also writes silly horror, epic fantasy, and whatever else sounds interesting at the time. She is fascinated by squid and deep-sea creatures, and the possibility of finding similar creatures on other worlds. She loves spending time stargazing, with and without telescopes. She also enjoys old monster movies and bizarre music. Disco accordian polka, anyone?

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BookAddictFL More than 1 year ago
I am not normally drawn to the sci-fi genre but, having read and loved two of Jaleta Clegg's short stories, I had to read her novel. Dace, the main character in Nexus Point, is completely lovable. She reminds me of a sci-fi version of Janet Evanovich's Stephanie Plum character. She's tough but vulnerable and muddles her way through the disasters she finds herself caught up in. This book moves at a fast pace and is full of action, a touch of romance, and unexpected humor. The only drawback for me was that the fight/capture/escape sequences became a little repetitious. But that didn't detract from my enjoyment of the story and the characters. I'm looking forward to reading book 2 in this series.
bookloverSJ More than 1 year ago
I grew up reading Robert A. Heinlein and the Star Wars novels, but somehow over the years I stopped reading science fiction. Nexus Point brought me back to those days and was an exciting read. It was well-written, full of wonderful descriptions and details that project the reader right into the story. Dace was a likeable character caught up in extraordinary circumstances. Fans of science fiction novels should love this book. Jaleta Clegg is a fresh new voice in the science fiction genre.
jbkirkpat More than 1 year ago
'Nexus Point' from Jaleta Clegg is an inventive romp, worthy of many follow up tales; all on the strength of the marvelous Capt. Dace. In my youth, I would carry a lingering crush on such a character - hoping someday to see her in person. Dace is not an accidental success: she is an accident - waiting to happen! What a joy to follow her as she bumbles and mumbles in this little drama/opera. Ms. Clegg must have howled with glee at her inventive predicaments. The buckles swash! The blasters blast! And the horses run away in fright, until you whistle for them. Dace would have been the constant captive when we played cowboys and indians as children. There is much in this story to love unashamedly. There are many familiar elements in the plot, beautifully realized. There are broad strokes of mayhem, the conclusion sizzles. There are enough human moments that you wish you could point out the correct direction to run. Dace needs to know when to hush, at a few predicaments, and you can't help but try and shush her. In short, 'Nexus Point' is a true gem in the genre of space fantasy. Yes, Dace is in space, for just a bit, and yes....she messes that up! Ms. Clegg has my attention now, and a promise to follow where she is going, bringing my 5 Stars along behind.
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