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Hardcover Details
  • 11/2021
  • 979-8-9862338-1-9 0996506772
  • 510 pages
  • $38.99
Paperback Details
  • 11/2021
  • 978-0-9965067-7-9 0996506772
  • 510 pages
  • $21.99
Ebook Details
  • 11/2021
  • 978-0-9965067-8-6 B09KP1ZC38
  • 510 pages
  • $9.99
John Hopkins
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The Golden Ellipse
John Hopkins, author

Adult; Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror; (Market)

 

In a domed granite chamber deep beneath the Giza Plateau, a proto-pyramidical beacon pulses a warning into the cosmos for millennia while dark spectral forces conspire to terminate the signal by removing its infinite power, the golden ellipse.
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In 1944, a German spy unwittingly looted the golden ellipse, but in the fog of world war, it ended up in the hands of a brash American fighter pilot who buried the prized contraband in the desert before his paranormal demise on a daring air raid in the south of France.
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In 2044, a young couple fresh off a space tourism touchdown in Toulouse is hijacked from their honeymoon onto a heart-pounding odyssey to locate the legendary gold relic and restart the beacon’s signal before time runs out.

It’s just the fate of the world. No pressure.
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Book One in THE POWERS THAT BE trilogy, THE GOLDEN ELLIPSE, is an epic sci-fi action adventure introducing Rachel and Owen Haig—intrepid newlyweds in a tech-driven near-future world of 2044 replete with AI and humanoid replicants. Their perilous quest culminates in a harrowing pitch-black descent beneath the Giza Plateau, where fates collide as alien invaders tear open Earth’s skies.
Drawing parallels between the Great Pyramid’s mysterious origin and Fermi’s paradox, THE GOLDEN ELLIPSE is an epoch-spanning story rich in history and paranormal intrigue with an eclectic cast of 3-dimensional characters, gritty dialogue, dark humor, and a clandestine organization known simply as The Powers That Be, chartered to foster humankind’s destiny in a crowded universe.

Includes an excerpt from THE LOST SHIP, Book Two in The Powers That Be trilogy.

Reviews
Jenn - Goodreads

I received this book as a Goodreads giveaway. The story was enjoyable and had enough of a hook at the end to help me overlook the overly descriptive writing. I'm interested to see what happens in the follow-up.

 

Mary – Goodreads

Good storyline and read.

Reviewer 968180 – NetGalley

This wasn’t rushed or written poorly, it is well written, easy to follow plot, action packed. Entertaining read with just enough drama and adventure to keep your interest. Enjoy!!.

Susan – NetGalley

“The Golden Ellipse” gives a history of the ellipse that starts in 90,000 bc when the ellipse is concealed to protect it from the hominid species. 1944ad finds that a German spy has found and stolen the ellipse. Why? When the predatory universe discovers that the beacon is silent, earth is now “open season.” In 2044: a honeymoon couple Rachel and Owen Haig are abducted by a ghost from Rachel’s past. The ghost has them traveling across North Africa where through a maze under neath the Giza Plateau, they clash with a psycho Egyptologist an an alien presence as invasion fleets appear in the sky. Includes an excerpt from “THE LOST SHIP,” Book two in “The Powers That Be series.” This novel is a science fiction novel that is also a mystery. It’s not a quick read. I found it to be intriguing as I began to understand the book. The book is the first story of the series “The Powers That Be.” This is a book for readers of science fiction.

News
08/03/2023
The Golden Ellipse

 

The Golden Ellipse is now available in a beautiful hardcover edition at a favorite brick-and-mortar book store in your neck of the woods. The book is designed and formatted with exquisite typographical care, like its sister editions in e-Book, Kindle, and trade paperback editions.

If your store does not have The Golden Ellipse on its sci-fi shelves, ask for it. I treasure your patronage and strive to entertain and enlighten my readers in equal measure.

PS – Reviews are valuable commodities for authors. Please leave a short review—good, bad, or anywhere in between—when you have finished the book.

Thank You & Happy Reading!

Formats
Hardcover Details
  • 11/2021
  • 979-8-9862338-1-9 0996506772
  • 510 pages
  • $38.99
Paperback Details
  • 11/2021
  • 978-0-9965067-7-9 0996506772
  • 510 pages
  • $21.99
Ebook Details
  • 11/2021
  • 978-0-9965067-8-6 B09KP1ZC38
  • 510 pages
  • $9.99
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