This is a work of great imagination, a novel that is well-plotted and skillfully accomplished. From the very start, the reader is greeted by the strong, descriptive style of writing, with vivid images in the depths of outer space — the flash of light, the sudden appearance of hundreds of ships, and movement through the Terminal in the galaxy. While the writing is exceptionally good, the author does an impeccable job with character development, and readers will enjoy how a young girl with a mental disorder quickly morphs into a character on whom the destiny of the solar system depends. Her growth is painful, starting with the challenges of the test. She is real and readers can easily relate to her. The Key of Astrea is a powerful tale, action-packed, and filled with emotionally intense moments. Nicholas Marson comes across as a master storyteller, who combines realism with high tech concepts to create a story that is transporting.
The Key of Astrea
Nicholas Marson, author
Sixteen-year-old Jenny Tripper might be crazy...or she might have the power to save the Solar System. At least that’s what the holographic woman in her bedroom tells her. Jenny thinks it's just another ghost, but after falling into an alternate Universe, she finds herself neck-deep in an interstellar conflict over runaway aliens. She alone may be the key to their freedom...if she can master her abilities without going insane. Jenny quickly learns that she’s not alone. There are others like her with mysterious powers. Now, she must compete against them for the right to wield a key that will unlock a galactic gateway. But, when a starship arrives to capture the runaway aliens, Jenny must work alongside her competitors to keep the aliens and the galactic gateway out of military control. This coming-of-age story about a girl who develops psychic powers, fights giants, and takes part in spaceship battles will appeal to readers of science fiction and fantasy–and anyone who loves an adventure.