I published a book a month and may I say that is a far bigger task than I ever anticipated. But I know how hard it is for authors to break into Sci-Fi, so I hoped by publishing all four in short order, you would recognize my commitment.
First came book one, which was actually written fourth because all my critters adored Drogan and wanted to know more about him. So I wrote his story and it became book 1. And early on, it was named Drogan and had this cover. Only I had several issues.
1st) Drogan is just a little fellow in most of the story.
2nd the cover, while cool, doesn't match with the rest of the covers, and 3rd) I decided to bring the Gods to the forefront so my readers could see how hard getting anything done actually was, and so you can laugh at them, because they're funny, while the sentients are usually desperately trying to survive.
Win what? you ask. Zousan insisted the universe would be better with happy people who cared about each other and strived for the better of all instead of solely caring about themself. He calls his effort The Path of Light.
Cronus, Zousan's father, prefers to have slaves who do what he says or be punished. He calls his efforts The Path of Darkness.
Needless to say Zousan doesn't like his father in the least. I mean the man literally ate the four siblings before him. Okay, not literally, although the Greeks claimed it so. They evidently were prone to exaggeration or the Gods who stopped at Earth were. Not sure which.
So in book 1 we meet the Gods and these adorable cute little water humanoids who are going to die a horrible death unless they figure out how to leave Earth and find a planet with clean water to live in. (In case you are unaware, humans have tossed all sorts of toxic substances in Earth's oceans.)
But not to worry. A lazy God induced God DNA into several batches of hatchlings resulting in brilliant little blue Godlets. This one is Drogan and he has the ability to locate parallel
universes and enter other dimensions.
Now, if only he can use these skills to get off Earth and onto another planet.
Okay, let's be serious. The Gods are going to help a great deal to get this done. In fact, they use a great deal of their allotted saves in book one.
In book 2, we wander over to the human's dimension of Earth and meet some very unusual characters. We have one of the nicest humans you'll ever meet, Saran, her dead soul bond, Tarmara, Tarmara's husband, Dmitri and a giant Blue sentient bull who declares this is NOT his planet and he has lost all patience with it.
When Dmitri marries Saran the two humans & one spirit combine souls and becomes the first three bonded soul that has ever existed. There are prophecies all over the place about this being, yet oddly, the God Zousan has no idea who wrote these prophesies. One of the many oddities, hinting the Gods may not be alone out there managing the multiverses.
After a great deal of trouble and several deaths, some of which got undone when collapsing universes the colonists land on Terranue.
Looks lovely, right? Shame no one spent much time investigating the planet beyond determining it had a tolerable climate (at the time they arrived) had breathable air, and no other sentient had built anything that resembled a house.
Turns out Terranue has T rexes, giant bears, saber-tooth lions, and three seasons (out of five) that will bake, freeze and pummel to death humans.
Fortunately, the blue bull that came along who name is Blue declared himself king of the planet and all that lives upon it. Turns out there are blue bulls already on the planet and the only place the humans have a chance to survive is to live in their valley. Thus, the humans and Sargon become allies.
However that doesn't mean all the humans who entered the ship were good. While some were what you'd call demonically evil, others are self-centered creatures.
Tamsarandem (the famous soul-bond of three) has two children, both of which had to be grown in a day since they are born with all the memories and knowledge of their three parents. Trust me, no one with an adult mind wishes to be stuck in a baby's body for years and years.
At the end of book three they send their one day old baby off with the captain of the Outbound ship as a member of his crew.
Not to worry. He's been aged to a 21 year smartass.
Sojourn had been certain he was meant to be a great leader, but he seems to spend a great deal of time in the brig.
Then in one day he's promoted from ensign to lieutenant to captain, making him the most clueless captain ever.
Book 4 is considered the best of the series. There's lots of love, battles, humor, danger.... So if you want to read it first, you can, and it will make total sense.
Then you can go back and read the other books while I write the first book of the next series. The series is called The Search for Sentients. A great deal of the prior cast will show up on Admiral Sojourn's kickass ship along with new sentients.
Here are three covers I've made based on the main stories for book one. Which do you like best.
Can't wait to write it!