Year 2471. A new discovery. Those three words thrill my parents – the galaxy's leading archaeologists – but for me, it means another time jump to a different planet. One so big, my friends will be older than my dad when we arrive. And I'll still be seventeen. Thanks, Einstein.
I really can't blame Einstein, though. No one expected to find life–sized terracotta warriors buried on other planets. So off we go to investigate, traveling through space and time. With my social life in ruins, I fill my days illegally worming into the quantum net – the invention that allows us to travel in space. Of course the only person close to my age is a hot–but–pain–in–the–neck security officer who threatens to throw me into the brig.
But when one of the warrior planets goes silent, we have bigger problems on our hands. The planet's entire population might be dead. And now my worming skills, along with a translation of an ancient alien artefact, might be the key to finding out why. But my attempts to uncover the truth lead to the discovery of a deadly new alien phenomenon, and also alert those who wish to keep it quiet. The galaxy is in real danger and time is not on our side…
A page–turning story of courage and determination in the face of the unknown.
'Smart, witty and full of heart, Navigating the Stars had me hooked from the very first page!' – Lynette Noni, bestselling author of Whisper & The Medoran Chronicles
About the Author
Meteorologist turned novelist, Maria's been writing since she was bored at work and needed something creative to do. Over a dozen
novels later, Maria's been on the New York Times bestseller list, won a half-dozen awards, and has earned her Master's degree in
Writing Popular Fiction from Seton Hill University where she's now part of the MFA faculty. As a frequent workshop presenter and
speaker for various conferences, Maria enjoys helping other writers. She also has a blast creating new worlds where horses and
swords rule, 'cause let's face it, they're cool, although she's been known to trap her poor characters in a giant metal cube and let
them figure out how to get out.
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