Zon (Beyond #5) by Maureen A. Miller
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With a father from the planet, Ziratak, and a mother from Earth, Zon’s challenges are galactic. Zon doesn’t possess superpowers, though. If anything, he’s a bit of a klutz.
In Ziratakian folklore, the tale of the Temple of the Monarch has been passed down for generations. As legend has it, a series of miniature globes lead to the temple’s gate.
Except, Zon knows of a cave with small globes in it. And with one clumsy mishap, he triggers the gate–opening a portal to other worlds.
A trip through this vortex transports him to Earth, where the first human he encounters is a young woman with challenges of her own.
This is a brand new saga, and a new generation. There is no need to read the BEYOND series. However, for readers of the series, you will enjoy this continuation of the epic science fiction adventure.
Maureen A. Miller is a new author for me and even though this is book 5 in the series, it can easily be read as a standalone.
Zon is an anomaly on his planet Ziratak. An outcast because his mother is from Earth and his father is a Ziratkian. Zon is eighteen in Earth years and is ready to travel and explore. So when he and his trusty sidekick, JOH, the quirky and hilarious android, end up secretly exploring a wormhole, their lives change forever.
Zon and JOH’s camaraderie is a big plus in this book. They’ve been together so long they can finish each other’s sentences. So when Zon falls for Cassy, the Earthling, JOH reluctantly follows suit. Zon is honorable and his growing attraction to Cassy propels him to try and save her even by forgoing his dreams of becoming a pilot. Cassy is an outcast herself and her quirkiness adds to her sweet personality and trust in Zon and JOH. As for Zon’s family including his parents, grandparents, and aunt and uncle, their closeness is felt throughout the story and makes me want to read the previous books in the series to find out more about them all.
Overall, this fast-paced scifi adventure was a pleasure to read with it’s sense of family, a budding young love, and hilarious banter between a young man and his android. Recommend highly!
Thank you to Ms. Miller for giving me the opportunity to read this book with no expectation of a positive review.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
USA TODAY bestselling author, Maureen A. Miller worked in the software industry for fifteen years. She crawled around plant floors in a hard hat and safety glasses hooking up computers to behemoth manufacturing machines. The job required extensive travel. The best form of escapism during those lengthy airport layovers became writing.
Maureen’s first novel, WIDOW’S TALE, earned her a Golden Heart nomination in Romantic Suspense. After that, she became hooked to the genre. In fact, she was so hooked she is the founder of the JUST ROMANTIC SUSPENSE website.
Recently, Maureen branched out into the Young Adult Science Fiction market with the popular BEYOND Series. To her, it was still Romantic Suspense…just on another planet!
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