Young Adult Sci-Fi & Fantasy, & An Engaging Action Story

by Alana on November 29, 2012

The Rise of Planet Rubicon - Part OneThe Rise of Planet Rubicon - Part One
Dasrim Hasik M.Sc.

Sizzling Hot Reviews

"What a great new sci-fi twist. I loved it. A little bit of Stargate, a little bit of Harry Potter, I can't wait to read the next part and see what happens. Very well written, nice introduction to the series and I definitely want to read more." By Lise Galipeau

"The story's concept was reminiscent of Planet of the Dreamers, a 1950s sci-fi classic that I read years ago as a teenager. With "The Rise of Planet Rubicon - Part One," The Rubicon series is off to a very promising start." By J. Chambers

"I love sci-fi, and I love philosophy. I found that "Rise of Planet Rubicon" to be a nice blend between both worlds -- and even surprising." By K.J Kayles

Story Description

The story is about Jack, a teenager who lives in a dysfunctional Missouri family. Jack loves chemistry and astronomy. His is fascinated looking at photos of planets, stars and galaxies. He wants to major in Aerospace Engineering and even work for NASA in some capacity. Yet, the environment he lives in is not encouraging at all.

His parents constantly fight. A father who gets out of control after a few drinks, a mother who just feels obligated to deal with her son, and a sister who, when not being cruel, just tolerates him, describe the place Jack is growing. While he has good grades at school, his family situation attracts jokes, stares, and feelings of pity from his peers.

Often, he gets bullied. Feeling that he is neither accepted nor loved, he often visits his imaginary world--planet Rubicon--a place where things are as he would like them to be. In this world people focus on their passions, never get bullied or laughed upon, and everyone's opinion is valued.

This imaginary world has the potential to manifest itself into Jack's life. Whether this world becomes a reality or not depends on Jack's:

* Absolute clarity of purpose.

* Belief in the attainment of his desire.

* Decision to take the necessary action.

Planet Rubicon and its city "Reversia" is a place where each of us builds a world of dreams and desires. Manifesting this world is not an easy task. Yet, it's attainable. Using the author words: Reversia is a city that needs plenty of work." Everyone's dream place needs a lot of work. It is the type of work that takes place in your mind.

The Goldenwealth Light (The Traveler of Ord, Book 1)The Goldenwealth Light (The Traveler of Ord, Book 1)
Scott McCloskey
Rather than being a hero with the fate of an entire world on his shoulders, Theodore Ellsworth spends his miserable days suffering merciless humiliation at the hands of prep-school bullies. It just so happens that an ancient prophecy, a shimmering city, and a herd of six-legged horses are about to change all that.

When a mysterious book transports Theo and his overachieving little sister Marie to a world full of wonders that defy anything he's ever read about before, Theo finds himself accused of a crime he didn't commit that carries the ultimate penalty. A reluctant princess, a winged gnome, and a hot-tempered young sorceress are there to help, but will they be enough to prove to an arrogant knight and thousands of fanatical citizens that the Ellsworth children aren't an evil that must be destroyed?

Told in the tradition of classics like The Chronicles of Narnia and The Neverending Story, The Goldenwealth Light is the first book in a fun-filled romp through the unique realm of the Traveler of Ord, weaving high adventure and deadly intrigue in a fanciful tapestry that will keep readers from ages ten to adult turning pages for hours.