High on an icy plateau, the not-so-mythical Phoenix, a Firebird, forces Kate, Srin and Eli, three Keiratus-nation heroes, through a series of deadly tests before it will reveal why they've been summoned to Earth; To survive, the team must break their space-faring nation's rules of non-interference and enlist the aid of Kate's old nemesis, an Earth-Enforcer named Yohst. Can they solve the riddle in time? Will they choose to protect the Earth rebel's fledgling re-entry into space? Or will the an alien force, the NAWL succeed in destroying them all?
About the Author
Cooper Hill walked out of the dust in a semi-arid desert seeking a wider Universe beyond the beyond. She has worked in surgery as a scrub tech/circulator, a flower shop, chemical plant, bronze foundry, and for 20+ years was a successful bronze artist and writer of prose, showing and selling in venues and galleries across the greater Southwest. In mid-careers, Cooper and her husband took a two and a half year sabbatical with Peace Corps, to work in Burundi, East Africa, where she earned the JFK Volunteer of the Year Services Award (as her second-self, A. Pauwels). She has written a non-fiction book, Turtle Tushies in the Land of Banana Beer, A Peace Corps Memoir, about their adventures in fish-farming among a heart-warming people. Cooper loves the solitude and process of creative writing. She has completed seven dystopian future-fiction/sci-fi action-adventure and space opera novels, replete with strong female protagonists, side-kicks, heroines, heroes and an abundant and appropriate number of villains. She enjoys writing/reading, disc-golf, friends, long walks with the dog, painting, kayaking and good movies. Cooper currently greets the sun each morning with her fun-loving Mom, and her latest rescue dog, a bundle-of-energy-and-joy black-cock-a-poo, Cricket. They reside on a beautiful tree-covered hill above a quiet valley.