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Be Excellent to Each Other
As the spaceship secretly lands on Earth, Ka’s mission is clear: find and kill Transprophetics. His shipmates think of him as a killer. On his home planet of Koranth, he is considered a murderer. Haunted in his dreams by the boy whose life he stole, Ka struggles to define who he really is.
A girl in a temple in Thailand. A boy kidnapped in Mexico. Both can do the impossible. Both can move objects with their minds. These two Transprophetics pose grave risks to the Donovackia Corporation as it plans its invasion of Earth.
With a blade in his hand, Ka’s decision to kill, or not, will reverberate across the galaxy.
“Like a Sci-Fi Game of Thrones”
“The Betrayal of Ka is one of darkest science fiction works I’ve read in a long time. Perhaps ever.”
“This book is GRITTY … It will kick your butt.”
“There is darkness and light, corruption and redemption… and a warning that, as the saying goes, ‘once you start this book you won’t want to put it down.'”
“Holy moly! I was not prepared for how much I was going to enjoy this book.”
“Betrayal of Ka is sci-fi at its best. It starts out strong, keeps its pace and manages to be suspenseful till the very end.”
“Wow. If I could sum up the experience that is reading The Betrayal of Ka, it would have to be Wow!”
“Ka and the other characters took me back to when Sci-Fi was darker and more intense than a lot of what has been recently published.”
On the peak of a 13K-foot mountain, I sat alone hoping that something magical would happen in the rarified air. My soul longed for something other than the rough patch in life that I was experiencing. A long-dormant dream emerged from the shadows of my mind – the desire to write fiction. Decades had passed since I started writing my first book. Life got in the way. Kids. Career. Businesses. And all those nagging questions of capability and creativity. Could I really write a book? Would anyone even want to read it?
As I climbed down from the peak of Chiefs Head in Rocky Mountain National Park, I decided that I would pursue that dream. The next day, I sat down at my computer and began to write what would become The Betrayal of Ka. The experience was more fulfilling and enjoyable than I ever imagined it could be.
I wanted to tell a tale that was more than just a good story. I wanted to write something that held deeper meaning, that would make readers reflect on themselves, and would challenge their most personal thinking. I’ve watched and experienced how people’s assumptions and stereotypes destroy relationships, ruin careers, and haunt one’s consciousness in the loneliest of times. While The Betrayal of Ka is the beginning of an epic science-fiction adventure, it is also a story of redemption, self-exploration, and struggling with demons that can never be sated. I hope you enjoy it!