Zon (Beyond #5)
by Maureen A. Miller
Genre: YA Sci-fi/Adventure
Release Date: June 22nd 2020
From USA TODAY bestselling author, Maureen A. Miller, comes this young adult cosmic adventure.
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.
another sound. Hoofsteps. Footsteps. The tread of some unimaginable creature.
by the acoustics. As he swung back, he distinctly heard the approach from his
right. Wrenching the utility beacon off his belt, he retreated a step towards
the whirling shadows in the grove of trees.
crested the hill, it’s blue beak the first thing visible.
lifting its head and freezing.
his legs paralyzed between flight and fight.
a soft voice claimed. “I’ll just–go–”
pivoted, although now he recognized it wasn’t a beak at all. It was a headpiece
of some sort. The word eluded him, but he remembered seeing one before.
halted, but did not look back.
hesitated, assessing the slight profile, “—English?”
back and brown eyes narrowed under the shade of the brim.
sure it was a female, but the slim figure was cloaked in oversized garments,
and the long hair was pulled back by a twine, which was something the males on
slid down his body.
moving,” she observed with a slight blush.
against his thigh alerted him that JOH was trying to get out. Zon slapped his
hand down to still the motion.
droid.” He shrugged uncomfortably.
drone? Were you flying it?”
back and he saw a pale throat.
it,” she murmured, and stared curiously at him.
to him in English.
glance around, hoping that his body eclipsed the swirling portal behind him.
he asked, searching the trees, but not seeing any buildings.
flared in alarm. She stumbled backwards.
pocket, JOH demanded attention, his incessant vibration driving Zon crazy. He
pulled open his pocket to give the droid a stern look. JOH’s animated face was
replaced with a string of text.
registered in Zon’s mind. The last time he came to this planet he was quite
young. But he remembered his mother’s caution.
travel. They don’t know about life in other galaxies. And what they don’t
was he was a Gorzot…again.
the female hesitated in her flight, he tried for a more reasonable approach.
kidding,” he fumbled. “I’m not from here.” Where’s
here? “I’m visiting.”
glimpse over her shoulder, and the woman–girl–she looked young–more like his
age–finally turned back to face him.
under her probing gaze, but he always felt awkward when anyone looked at him
for too long.
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!
Find more about Maureen at www.maureenamiller.com